image  

Daily News Summary
18 October 2018

image Institute launched to help maximise benefit of AI in education
image Letters: Adding VAT to independent school fees would be a mistake
image Survey indicates scale of mental health problems among 15 to 18-year-olds
image 'No more last-minute revision classes'
image Campaign launched to make history curriculum more diverse
image Report suggests opportunity area boards are "too led" by DfE
image 'Universities could do more to help raise aspirations of children'
image A look at Labour's pledge to scrap the academy system

Institute launched to help maximise benefit of AI in education

 

The Institute for Ethical AI in Education (IEAIED) has been launched to help ensure that the use of AI across education is designed and deployed ethically. Members of IEAIED's advisory board include Vivienne Durham, GSA chief executive, and Fiona Boulton, head of Guildford High School for Girls.

image
Tes

Letters: Adding VAT to independent school fees would be a mistake

 

The Times has published letters from Shaun Fenton, chairman of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference and head of Reigate Grammar School, and Richard Russell, headmaster of Colfe’s School, responding to media reports suggesting the Treasury might be considering imposing VAT on school fees in the upcoming Budget. The ISC's statement is available to read online.

image
The Times

Survey indicates scale of mental health problems among 15 to 18-year-olds

 

An Action for Children survey has revealed that 33% of 15 to 18-year-olds in the UK are experiencing mental health problems. By Chris Baynes, The Independent.

image
The Independent

'No more last-minute revision classes'

 

Adam Riches, a specialist leader of education and lead teacher in English, explains why he's not running revision classes this year. Tes.

image
Tes

Campaign launched to make history curriculum more diverse

 

The Royal Historical Society is leading a campaign in schools and universities to make history more diverse. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

image
The Times

Report suggests opportunity area boards are "too led" by DfE

 

The National Foundation for Educational Research has published a report looking at opportunity area programmes. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

image
Schools Week

'Universities could do more to help raise aspirations of children'

 

Christopher Birchall, an employability education projects officer at the University of Nottingham, writes in The Guardian claiming universities should start speaking to disadvantaged children at a younger age, before they decide higher education is not for them.

image
The Guardian

A look at Labour's pledge to scrap the academy system

 

BBC News reports on Labour MPs who are part of a group opening academies, despite the party's pledge to scrap the current academy system. By Sean Coughlan.

image
BBC

 

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.