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Daily News Summary
16 July 2018

image Eton pupils discuss life-changing bursaries
image 'The independent education sector is good for local economies and state schools'
image International Baccalaureate success for UK pupils
image Headmaster unveils summer activity list for children
image How to end the ongoing school uniform debate
image 'Phone bans in schools cannot address cause of problem'
image Vote held to strike against National Education Union
image DfE to update sex education guidance

Eton pupils discuss life-changing bursaries

 

Eton College pupils on transformational bursaries talk about the experiences and opportunities they have benefited from since arriving at the school - where one in five boys is on some sort of bursary. By James Hanning, The Times.

Eton's headmaster, Simon Henderson, features in a Telegraph article looking at how the school has changed over time.

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The Times

'The independent education sector is good for local economies and state schools'

 

Colin Donald looks at how beneficial Scottish independent schools are to their local economies and the good work they carry out in partnership with neighbouring state schools. The Sunday Times.

Today, The Times carries an article detailing fee increases at Scottish independent schools in the wake of the Barclay Review. By Daniel Sanderson. The article quotes John Edward, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS).

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The Sunday Times

International Baccalaureate success for UK pupils

 

In the region of 5,000 UK pupils from state and independent schools picked up their International Baccalaureate (IB) results last week - achieving a higher points average than the rest of the globe. By Alix Robertson, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Headmaster unveils summer activity list for children

 

Shaun Fenton, headmaster of Reigate Grammar School, has devised a 'Super Seven' summer list of activities for children to carry out before they're given the green light to turn on their games console, tablet or phone. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times. The newspaper has published Mr Fenton's full commentary alongside the news story.

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The Sunday Times

How to end the ongoing school uniform debate

 

Dr Bernard Trafford, interim headteacher of The Purcell School, has his say on the ongoing school uniform debate. Tes.

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Tes

'Phone bans in schools cannot address cause of problem'

 

The Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, writes in The Telegraph about social media and mobile tech issues, saying it is for heads to decide upon bans, not politicians.

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The Telegraph

Vote held to strike against National Education Union

 

The Telegraph reports discontent among union members following the merger of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) with the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL). By Camilla Turner.

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The Telegraph

DfE to update sex education guidance

 

Sex education guidance from the Department for Education to schools aims to address consent and peer pressure in both the real world and online. By Lin Jenkins, The Observer.

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The Observer

 

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