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Daily News Summary
1 August 2018

image 'Boarding school helped to change my life'
image Survey finds "Google-it" mentality amongst sixth-formers is leaving many unprepared for higher education
image 'The best qualification reform comes from those most directly affected: teachers'
image ISC Blog: Top tips for transitioning to senior school
image How cloud computing is changing education
image Trade union membership among school leaders and teachers is at its lowest level since 2010
image Summer hunger has failed to improve, poll shows
image Increase in grammar school places

'Boarding school helped to change my life'

 

Colin Morrison OBE, chair of Boarding School Partnerships, writes for Huffington Post discussing how boarding schools can 'save' vulnerable young people.

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Huffington Post

Survey finds "Google-it" mentality amongst sixth-formers is leaving many unprepared for higher education

 

A study conducted by ACS International Schools has revealed that a "Google-it" mentality is leaving sixth-formers ill-prepared for higher education. Quotes Chris Ramsey, headmaster of Whitgift School and co-chair of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) university committee. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'The best qualification reform comes from those most directly affected: teachers'

 

John Taylor, director of learning at Cranleigh School, writes in Tes arguing that qualification and curriculum reform should come from teachers in schools and colleges, not from politicians.

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Tes

ISC Blog: Top tips for transitioning to senior school

 

Bethany School's deputy head, Steven Winter, advises teachers on how to help pupils make a smooth transition to senior school.

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ISC

How cloud computing is changing education

 

James Mutton, director of IT and digital learning at Putney High School, writes for edquarter discussing how cloud computing is changing the education landscape.

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edquarter

Trade union membership among school leaders and teachers is at its lowest level since 2010

 

Analysis by Schools Week has shown trade union membership has dropped to its lowest level since 2010. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Summer hunger has failed to improve, poll shows

 

A poll conducted by the National Education Union has revealed that the number of teenagers going hungry during the summer holidays has failed to improve. By Samuel Osborne, The Independent.

Shadow chancellor, John McDonnell MP, has also written a comment for The Times on the issue of summer holiday and summer hunger.

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The Independent

Increase in grammar school places

 

BBC analysis has found there are 11,000 more grammar school pupils in England now than in 2010. By Branwen Jeffreys, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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