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Daily News Summary
18 June 2018

image Civil Service to ask job applicants what school they went to
image Concerns raised over impact of reformed GCSEs and A-levels
image Research shows the number of teachers moving to international schools
image 'How have classrooms changed over the past 40 years?'
image Reflecting on the school year - what can parents do to help?
image Popular leadership manual used by schools to help improve pupil behaviour
image 'Could we have an education system without selection at 18?'
image 'Schooling one of main reasons why Dutch teens top life satisfaction tables'

Civil Service to ask job applicants what school they went to

 

As part of a diversity drive, Civil Service applicants are due to be asked a range of background questions, including whether they went to a state or an independent school. By Christopher Hope, The Telegraph. Article quotes ISC chairman, Barnaby Lenon.

Henry Morris, the founder and chief executive of diversity data start-up PiC, writes for The Telegraph on this issue, criticising the Government's approach. The newspaper also features a 'Telegraph View' column, pointing out that the independent education sector is often a driver of social mobility.

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The Telegraph

Concerns raised over impact of reformed GCSEs and A-levels

 

Educationalists and students have raised concerns over the impact GCSE and A-level reforms will have on results this year. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times.

ISC chairman, Barnaby Lenon, has written to The Sunday Times about the issue of exam difficulty. The letter, which was not printed in full by the newspaper, can be read in its entirety on the ISC website.

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The Sunday Times

Research shows the number of teachers moving to international schools

 

ISC Research has released figures which suggest tens of thousands of teachers will move from British schools to international schools over the next decade. By Alix Robertson, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'How have classrooms changed over the past 40 years?'

 

The classroom is less fun than it was four decades ago, according to a professional who is applying to become a teacher after working in communications for the past 25 years. By David Hall, Tes.

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Tes

Reflecting on the school year - what can parents do to help?

 

The Sunday Times looks at ways in which parents can encourage their children to positively reflect on the past school year. By Lorraine Candy.

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The Sunday Times

Popular leadership manual used by schools to help improve pupil behaviour

 

Schools in Britain are adopting leadership techniques devised by an American business guru to teach children teamwork and how to cope with emotional situations. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times.

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The Sunday Times

'Could we have an education system without selection at 18?'

 

Schools Week looks at whether an education system without selection at 18 could work. By Laura McInerney.

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Schools Week

'Schooling one of main reasons why Dutch teens top life satisfaction tables'

 

The Guardian reports on the extent to which schooling helps generate high life satisfaction levels among young people in the Netherlands - in contrast to Britain, where depression and anxiety are on the rise among teenagers. By Senay Boztas.

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The Guardian

 

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