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Daily News Summary
22 October 2018

image Education Secretary and ISC aim to encourage more swimming partnerships
image Chancellor scraps plans to add VAT to independent school fees
image 'Why attending a girls' school is so empowering'
image Support for children with SEND "on the verge of crisis"
image Five reasons to be cheery this half term
image Children shouldn't face punishment for failing to complete homework, say parents
image Summer camps decline in popularity
image Government crack down on university "grade inflation"

Education Secretary and ISC aim to encourage more swimming partnerships

 

In a bid to help more primary school children learn to swim, Damian Hinds MP is joining with the Independent Schools Council (ISC) to encourage more independent schools to share their facilities. By Brendan Carlin, Mail on Sunday. Article quotes ISC chairman, Barnaby Lenon.

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Mail on Sunday

Chancellor scraps plans to add VAT to independent school fees

 

The Sun reports that plans by the Treasury to charge VAT on independent school fees have now been scrapped, due to opposition from Tory backbenchers. By Lynne Davidson.

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The Sun

'Why attending a girls' school is so empowering'

 

Susie Mesure writes for iNews outlining her view on the advantages of attending a girls' school. Article references the Girls' Schools Association, The Stephen Perse Foundation in Cambridgeshire and Eltham College in London.

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iNews

Support for children with SEND "on the verge of crisis"

 

An investigation by The Guardian has revealed increasing demand for support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), which is threatening to bankrupt many councils in England. By Sally Weale and Niamh McIntyre.

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The Guardian

Five reasons to be cheery this half term

 

As teachers finish for half term, Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, gives five reasons to be optimistic about education. Tes.

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Tes

Children shouldn't face punishment for failing to complete homework, say parents

 

A growing number of parents have complained to the DfE about teachers' rights to punish children who have failed to do their homework. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times.

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The Sunday Times

Summer camps decline in popularity

 

The Summer Camps Trust has said summer camps are wavering in popularity because parents are too worried “to let children out of their sight”. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Government crack down on university grade inflation

 

The Government has announced new measures which will tackle university "grade inflation", following an increase in the number of first-class degrees awarded. BBC News.

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BBC

 

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