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Daily News Summary
28 June 2018

image House of Lords debate: social mobility
image 'A culture shift of behaviours is needed so that pupils are able to flourish at school'
image Letter: egotistical teens outperforming peers
image Finance lessons should be given to primary school pupils
image IQ scores raised by an additional year at school
image Schools should not 'snub tech'

House of Lords debate: social mobility

 

In a debate in the House of Lords yesterday, discussion focused on grammar schools and their impact on social mobility. The debate moved towards selective schooling and the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils. Lord Lexden, ISA president, noted the Government’s recent joint understanding with the Independent Schools Council which highlighted the bursary support provided by schools, targeted towards families on the lowest incomes as well as looked after children.

Read the full debate in Hansard.

'A culture shift of behaviours is needed so that pupils are able to flourish at school'

 

Mike Buchanan, headteacher of Ashford School in Kent and HMC executive director designate, writes for Tes arguing the need 'for a culture shift of behaviours, attitudes and vision led from the top of the policy tree' so that pupils are able to flourish.

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Tes

Letter: egotistical teens outperforming peers

 

Leo Winkley, headmaster at St Peter’s School, writes to The Times responding to yesterday's article that narcissists get better exam grades.

Letter below half-way.

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The Times

Finance lessons should be given to primary school pupils

 

City firms are urging the Government to teach primary school children about finance and money management, following a successful pilot scheme which found young people enjoyed the benefits of saving. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

Does your school use any innovative teaching methods to educate children about money management or other financial issues? If you'd like to write a 400-800 word blog on the subject, please email georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk.

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The Guardian

IQ scores raised by an additional year at school

 

Research by the University of Edinburgh has found an additional year of schooling can raise IQ scores for life. By Tim Bugler, The Times.

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The Times

Schools should not 'snub tech'

 

Think tank Reform has published a report today which states that an extra 300,000 pupils can make 'significant progress' at school through the help of video tutoring apps instead of one-to-one tuition. By John Roberts, Tes.

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Tes

 

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