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Daily News Summary
4 June 2018

image Teachers are excellent role models for young women, says CEO of GDST
image Schools questioned over level of non means-tested fee assistance
image Government launches free teacher vacancy website
image Analysis shows rise in university entry requirements
image The Guardian's Secret Teacher column: 'Play-based learning gets ignored'
image Call for schoolchildren to wear ‘green for Grenfell’
image 'Primary schools should be required to make pupils run a mile a day'
image Schools Together: Partnerships in Practice

Teachers are excellent role models for young women, says CEO of GDST

 

Cheryl Giovannoni, the chief executive officer of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), talks to Tes about gender equality and girls’ education. By Eleanor Busby.

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Tes

Schools questioned over level of non means-tested fee assistance

 

An article from yesterday's Observer, which has been published online via The Guardian, featured comments criticising the amount provided by independent schools on non means-tested fee assistance compared to means-tested bursaries and scholarships. By Julie Henry. The article quotes Julie Robinson, general secretary of ISC.

The print article included case studies from Colfe's School which has students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are Leathersellers' scholars. Headteacher Richard Russell is quoted saying means-tested bursaries can change lives.

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The Guardian

Government launches free teacher vacancy website

 

Ahead of a planned national roll-out, the Government has launched its free teacher vacancy website in two areas of the country. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Analysis shows rise in university entry requirements

 

Universities UK has published research which reveals there has not been a fall in entry requirements despite the rise in young people going to university. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

The Guardian's Secret Teacher column: 'Play-based learning gets ignored'

 

The Guardian's 'secret teacher' says that too much value is being placed on assessment from a young age, at the expense of play-based learning.

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The Guardian

Call for schoolchildren to wear 'green for Grenfell’

 

Schoolchildren across the country are being encouraged to wear 'green for Grenfell’ on Friday 15 June - one day after the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Campaigners are also inviting schools to post activities on social media with a #GreenForGrenfellDay hashtag. By Dipesh Gadher, The Sunday Times.

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The Sunday Times

'Primary schools should be required to make pupils run a mile a day'

 

Jim Ratcliffe, Britain's richest man, has said it should be a legal requirement for primary schools to make children run a mile every day in order to combat obesity rates. By Jon Ungoed-Thomas, The Sunday Times.

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The Sunday Times

Schools Together: Partnerships in Practice

 

The Schools Together Group has published the first in a series of publications providing case studies of successful independent and state school partnership projects. Called 'Partnerships in Practice', the first publication focuses on music partnerships and includes case studies, ranging from the simple to the complex, that might help directors of music and partnership coordinators in state and independent schools to learn from effective practice in devising music partnership projects. The publication is edited by Tom Arbuthnott with Peter Hatch.

You can read individual case studies here. If you would like a copy of the whole publication, either in print or as a .pdf, then please email tom.arbuthnott@etoncollege.org.uk.

 

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