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Daily News Summary
31 August 2018

image More teaching time devoted to core subjects with less focus on the arts, research shows
image The Telegraph independent school league table
image Rugby suffers from a 'white, public school image' says England and Wasps wing
image ISC Blog: How to help young people gain enough knowledge and skills to take forward in life
image Top reads for the start of term
image Places at secondary school will be in state of emergency, as councils warn there are too few places
image Fall in proportion of children taking part in school sports days

More teaching time devoted to core subjects with less focus on the arts, research shows

 

New analysis of Department for Education data by Tes shows that more teaching time in secondary schools is being spent on core subjects, with less focus on teaching music, art and drama. By Helen Ward, Tes.

Tes also reports there has been a significant cut in the number of hours schools spend teaching PE and personal, social, health and economic (PSHE), raising concern about the state of pupils' health.

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Tes

The Telegraph independent school league table

 

The Telegraph has compiled a league table detailing this year's independent schools' A-level results. By Ashley Kirk. Quotes Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council.

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The Telegraph

Rugby suffers from a 'white, public school image' says England and Wasps wing

 

England and Wasps wing, Christian Wade, has criticised the rugby union for not doing enough to get ethnic minority children from state schools into the sport. By Mike Williams, BBC News. References the Independent School Council.

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BBC

ISC Blog: How to help young people gain enough knowledge and skills to take forward in life

 

Following findings that a basic lifestyle is inaccessible for many low-income families, a group of Bedales School pupils sought to tackle the issue as part of their Bedales Assessed Course (BAC) in Global Awareness. Leader Abi Wharton explains...

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ISC

Top reads for the start of term

 

Tes rounds-up the top young-adult reads from the past academic year, recommended by secondary teachers and pupils. By Sarah Cunnane. Recommendations are included from Jackie Murrell, librarian at Bromley High School in Kent and Emily Marcuccilli, librarian at King’s Hall School in Somerset.

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Tes

Places at secondary school will be in state of emergency, as councils warn there are too few places

 

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned more than half of local councils in England will be unable to meet the demand for secondary school places over the next five years. By Richard Vaughan, iNews.

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iNews

Fall in proportion of children taking part in school sports days

 

Government figures show a decrease in the proportion of children taking part in school sports days, sparking the suggestion that schools are trying to prevent children being labeled a winner or loser. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

 

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