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Daily News Summary
21 November 2018

image 'Many independent schools are more diverse than grammars'
image 'Teachers working abroad could solve the retention crisis'
image ISC Blog: 'A game of conkers not only provides fun and amusement but it also serves an educational and pastoral principle'
image Labour will scrap GCSE resits policy if elected, says shadow education secretary
image Attainment gap for summer-born babies remains significant throughout primary years
image University becomes first in country to move to unconditional offers only
image Life favours the quiet and tidy

'Many independent schools are more diverse than grammars'

 

Speaking at the annual conference of the Girls' Schools Association (GSA), Sue Hincks, the GSA’s president-elect for 2019 and head of Bolton School Girls’ Division, said many independent schools are more diverse than their top state counterparts due to the bursaries offered to pupils from poorer backgrounds. By Eleanor Harding, Daily Mail. The article also quotes Sally-Anne Huang, head of James Allen’s Girls’ School.

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Daily Mail

'Teachers working abroad could solve the retention crisis'

 

A survey by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) has revealed that 47% of teachers in international schools were unhappy in their profession and planned to leave, before moving abroad. By Caroline Henshaw, Tes. Quotes COBIS chief executive, Colin Bell.

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Tes

ISC Blog: 'A game of conkers not only provides fun and amusement but it also serves an educational and pastoral principle'

 

Colin Baty, head of Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst, discusses the simple pleasure of playing conkers which gets pupils outside and teaches them about risk-taking.

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ISC

Labour will scrap GCSE resits policy if elected, says shadow education secretary

 

If elected, the Labour Party will scrap the compulsory GCSE English and maths resits policy. By George Ryan, Tes.

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Tes

Attainment gap for summer-born babies remains significant throughout primary years

 

Detailed new analysis by an education data analytics company has found summer-born babies are disadvantaged throughout primary school. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

Schools Week details key findings from the analysis.

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The Guardian

University becomes first in country to move to unconditional offers only

 

Bath Spa University has announced it will move to unconditional offers only. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Life favours the quiet and tidy

 

Research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has found quiet and tidy teenagers are more likely to live to old age. By Henry Bodkin, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

 

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