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Daily News Summary
5 July 2018

image 'Independent schools should focus on widening access through bursaries'
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image 'Schools can learn from Vietnamese and Polish examples'
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image 'Local authorities are most effective at improving inadequate schools'

'Independent schools should focus on widening access through bursaries'

 

Julian Thomas, head of Wellington College, writes for Tes about his school's ambitious campaign to increase bursary provision, arguing that independent schools can transform lives by offering fee remission to those with limited financial means.

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Tes

Global conference for girls in education

 

Helen Jeys, headmistress at Alderley Edge School for Girls, writes in Independent Education Today about her experience at the Global Conference for Girls in Education, hosted in Washington DC. The article also references Claire Hewitt, head of Manchester High School for Girls.

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IE Today

'Schools can learn from Vietnamese and Polish examples'

 

Schools can learn from examples in Vietnam and Poland, it has been claimed, with Vietnamese schools excelling in science and Polish schools doing well in reading. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

Call for whole teaching profession to be put on shortage occupation list

 

As part of Tes's #LetThemTeach campaign, a parliamentary petition has been created calling for the whole teaching profession to be put on the shortage occupation list for visas. By Will Hazell.

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Tes

'New primary school test encourages coaching culture'

 

Education experts have warned that the Government's proposals for young children to be tested in the first few weeks of primary school could increase the 'coaching culture' - with nursery-aged children having private tuition for exams. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

'Local authorities are most effective at improving inadequate schools'

 

New research suggests councils are better than academy trusts at improving the inspection grades of schools rated inadequate by Ofsted. By Judith Burns, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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