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Daily News Summary
9 November 2018

image Independent schools concerned about TPS payments hike
image Wellingborough School to turn outbuilding into night shelter for the homeless
image Is artificial intelligence a threat to education?
image 'Pupils should be encouraged to have a better understanding of current affairs'
image Proposed RSE guidelines could "problematise religion", warns Church of England
image Adults set bad example when it comes to bullying, survey of children reveals

Independent schools concerned about TPS payments hike

 

Tes reports concerns over a steep rise in the cost of teachers’ pensions. The article quotes information provided by the Independent Schools' Bursars Association, who are leading for the sector on pensions information and options for schools. By Caroline Henshaw, Tes. Quotes are also included from: Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council; Chris King, chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools; and Mike Buchanan, executive director of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.

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Tes

Wellingborough School to turn outbuilding into night shelter for the homeless

 

Wellingborough School has developed a project, in partnership with the Wellingborough Homeless Forum, whereby one of the school's outbuildings will be turned into a night shelter for 12 homeless people. BBC News. The article quotes the school's estates manager, James Petrie.

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BBC

Is artificial intelligence a threat to education?

 

Stavros Yiannouka, chief executive of World Innovation Summit for Education, discusses why artificial intelligence should be seen as an opportunity, rather than a threat to education. Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'Pupils should be encouraged to have a better understanding of current affairs'

 

Sarah Simons, director of UKFEchat, argues teachers should encourage discussions about current affairs with pupils. Tes.

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Tes

Proposed RSE guidelines could "problematise religion", warns Church of England

 

The Church of England has warned the proposed guidelines for schools on teaching Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) “problematise religion” and could lead to stereotyping of faith communities. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Adults set bad example when it comes to bullying, survey of children reveals

 

Four out of 10 children have seen adults bullying each other in the past six months and 97% wish for grown-ups to have "more respect", according to research by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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