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Daily News Summary
23 July 2018

image 'Why we are committed to giving places to children in care'
image 'Exam results are important but there are other characteristics that give girls the armour to meet the challenges of the world'
image David James' review of 'Posh Boys: how the English public schools ruin Britain'
image Letters: Relationships and sex education
image What will the retiring head miss the most?
image Education secretary pledges help to overworked teachers
image The north-south divide in schools

'Why we are committed to giving places to children in care'

 

Peter Green, headmaster of Rugby School, writes for iNews discussing why many schools are committed to offering partnership bursaries – a scheme available in the new academic year to help more vulnerable children get a place at a boarding school.

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iNews

'Exam results are important but there are other characteristics that give girls the armour to meet the challenges of the world'

 

Claire Hewitt, headmistress at Manchester High School for Girls, writes for The Telegraph arguing that although exam results are important, character education and resilience are the skills which will last a lifetime. References the Girls' Schools Association.

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The Telegraph

David James' review of 'Posh Boys: how the English public schools ruin Britain'

 

David James, deputy head (academic) of Bryanston School in Dorset, reviews Robert Verkaik's book 'Posh Boys: how the English public schools ruin Britain' and concludes that "abolishing public schools is a chimera, an easy answer to more complex issues". Tes.

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Tes

Letters: Relationships and sex education

 

Andrew Halls, headmaster at King’s College School, Wimbledon, writes a letter to The Sunday Times in support of relationships and sex education at school. Sian Griffiths has also written a news report on this letter.

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The Sunday Times

What will the retiring head miss the most?

 

Dr Bernard Trafford, interim headteacher of the Purcell School in Hertfordshire, writes about what he'll miss the most about school after he retires this summer. Tes.

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Tes

Education secretary pledges help to overworked teachers

 

There is widespread coverage following a pledge made by education secretary, Damian Hinds, to help teachers who are overwhelmed with excessive workloads. By Shaun Connolly, The Independent.

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The Independent

The north-south divide in schools

 

Students in London or the southeast are more likely to go on to a top university, compared with their northern counterparts. Doug Martin, course director at the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University writes in The Independent about why this inequality must be addressed.

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The Independent

 

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