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Daily News Summary
16 November 2018

image "Huge resources gap" between independent and state schools, says professor
image 'In a rapidly changing world, school leaders should look beyond the traditional curriculum'
image Increase in amount spent by local authorities on independent schools for pupils with SEND
image 'Schools obsessed with exams,' says survey
image 'Schools need to prepare for the rise in the number of sixth-formers'
image Decline in number of children adopted from care
image When the best friend is also the bully

"Huge resources gap" between independent and state schools, says professor

 

Francis Green, professor of work and education economics at UCL’s LLAKES Centre, has said there is a "huge resources gap" between independent and state schools. By Caroline Henshaw, Tes.

ISC has responded to this article.

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Tes

'In a rapidly changing world, school leaders should look beyond the traditional curriculum'

 

Ian Munro, rector at Kelvinside Academy in Glasgow, suggests pupils should be taught a creative and innovative curriculum which encourages real world problem solving and, consequently, prepares young people for a "rapidly changing world". Independent Schools Magazine.

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Independent Schools Magazine

Increase in amount spent by local authorities on independent schools for pupils with SEND

 

Tes reports the reasons behind an increase in the amount spent by local authorities on independent schools for pupils with special education needs and disabilities (SEND). By Caroline Henshaw, Tes.

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Tes

'Schools obsessed with exams,' says survey

 

A YouGov survey of parents and teachers has revealed children aged 11 are being put on a “GCSE flight path”. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

'Schools need to prepare for the rise in the number of sixth-formers'

 

Bill Watkin, chief executive of the Sixth Form Colleges Association, writes in Tes that, due to the population bulge which will soon be reaching the sixth form phase, schools must be ready to address capacity pressures.

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Tes

Decline in number of children adopted from care

 

The number of children being adopted from care has fallen by almost 30 per cent in three years. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

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The Times

When the best friend is also the bully

 

iNews advises parents on what to do when a child's best friend is also bullying them. By Matilda Battersby.

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iNews

 

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