image  

Daily News Summary
12 October 2018

image Correction
image Schoolchildren should be taught about the "role and legacy of the British empire", according to Labour leader
image Education Secretary tells parents to buy children "brick" phones
image NASUWT staff to strike over pension changes
image Headteachers in rural areas helping with tasks such as cleaning and gardening, due to school budget cuts
image 'Exams still matter'
image Number of severely obese 10-year-old children reaches record high
image Adventure learning programme to improve pupils' skills, behaviour and attainment

Correction

 

In the Daily News Summary, sent out at 12:30pm today, we incorrectly stated NASUWT teachers will strike over pension changes. It is staff working for the NASUWT teachers’ union who will strike over the changes.

ISC apologises for this error.

Schoolchildren should be taught about the "role and legacy of the British empire", according to Labour leader

 

Jeremy Corbyn MP has said schoolchildren should understand the struggle faced by black Britons for racial equality. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News.

image
BBC

Education Secretary tells parents to buy children "brick" phones

 

Addressing headteachers at the launch of the Confederation of School Trusts, Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education, has said parents should buy their children old-fashioned mobile phones to limit cyberbullying. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

image
The Times

NASUWT staff to strike over pension changes

 

Staff from the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) will go on strike towards the end of this month over proposed changes to pensions. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

image
Schools Week

Headteachers in rural areas helping with tasks such as cleaning and gardening, due to school budget cuts

 

A survey by the Key, an information service used by half of schools in England, has found headteachers in rural schools are undertaking tasks such as gardening, lunchtime supervision and cleaning - due to school budget restraints. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

image
The Guardian

'Exams still matter'

 

The Times' leading article discusses Ofsted's shift from focusing on exam results as a criteria for success, arguing exams still matter.

image
The Times

Number of severely obese 10-year-old children reaches record high

 

Figures from the National Child Measurement Programme have revealed there are now record numbers of severely obese 10 and 11-year-olds. By Kat Lay, The Times.

image
The Times

Adventure learning programme to improve pupils' skills, behaviour and attainment

 

Tes reports on a new adventure learning programme trial which launches today for over 2,000 Year 9 state school pupils. By Caroline Henshaw, Tes.

image
Tes

 

The Independent Schools Council (ISC) monitors the national and educational press in order to keep independent schools up-to-date with relevant education news. The DNS is a service primarily for schools in membership of ISC associations, although other interested parties can choose to sign-up. We endeavour to include relevant news and commentary and, wherever possible, notable public letters. Where capacity allows, we may include links to ISC blogs, press statements and information about school or association events. News stories are selected based on their relevance to the independent sector as a whole. Editorial control of the DNS remains solely with the ISC.

Sign-up to the email service is available on our website.

Members can contact the ISC if they know in advance of news, letters or opinions that are likely to feature in the media, or are aware of existing coverage which they would like to see featured in the DNS.

Headlines and first-line summaries are written by the ISC with the link directing to the source material. You should read and comply with the terms and conditions of the websites to which we link.