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Daily News Summary
10 July 2018

image Students' backgrounds should be taken into account when awarding places, says university access watchdog
image Strathallan School pupil wins national design contest
image 'The IGCSE is good enough for all schools'
image ISC Blog: 'All students, regardless of background, should be given information to help them make good financial choices'
image Vocational education: 'Other people's children'
image 'It might be the summer holidays but those teacher-based dreams will continue to haunt us'

Students' backgrounds should be taken into account when awarding places, says university access watchdog

 

The Office for Students has said that institutions should look at applicants' backgrounds when admitting students. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

Strathallan School pupil wins national design contest

 

Robbie MacIsaac, a pupil from Strathallan School in Perth, has won a national design contest by creating a blowpipe that could prevent pipers from developing 'bagpipe lung'. By Mark Bridge, The Times.

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The Times

'The IGCSE is good enough for all schools'

 

Fiona Millar writes in The Guardian about alternative GCSE examinations, saying the independent sector "is acting rationally by sticking to a tried and tested qualification" that should be good enough for all schools.

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The Guardian

ISC Blog: 'All students, regardless of background, should be given information to help them make good financial choices'

 

Karen Kimura, learning and development manager at the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), argues that schools need to think differently about how to educate young people to manage money.

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ISC

Vocational education: 'Other people's children'

 

The Guardian profiles Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, focusing on the publication of his recent book on vocational education, 'Other People’s Children'.

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The Guardian

It might be the summer holidays but the teacher dreams will continue to haunt us

 

Emma Kell, a secondary teacher in north-east London, discusses her work-based dreams which continue through the summer holidays. Tes.

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Tes

 

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