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Daily News Summary
29 October 2018

image Heads pledge to be honest on social media, in a bid to expose the "impossibly perfect ideal"
image 'Independent schools should take more children in care to prevent a Labour Government removing their tax breaks,' says minister
image University students continuing to take part in "humiliating initiation ceremonies"
image Budget 2018: What schools can expect
image 'Why my low-cost private school idea will transform the education system'
image "Homework is of lasting benefit," argues Education Secretary
image Effectiveness of pollution "green screens" questioned by health experts
image 'Horror fiction can bewitch pupils into reading'

Heads pledge to be honest on social media, in a bid to expose the "impossibly perfect ideal"

 

Sally-Anne Huang, headmistress of James Allen’s Girls’ School, has started the #Headteachersreallife campaign - encouraging heads to share their less perfect moments on social media to expose the "impossibly perfect ideal". By Caroline Henshaw, Tes. Article quotes Gwen Byrom, headmistress of Loughborough High School; Vicky Bingham, head of South Hampstead High School; and Gareth Doodes, headmaster of Dover College.

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Tes

'Independent schools should take more children in care to prevent a Labour Government removing their tax breaks,' says minister

 

Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, has said independent schools should be taking up to five children in care in order to prevent a Labour Government removing their tax breaks. By Christopher Hope, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

University students continuing to take part in "humiliating initiation ceremonies"

 

Despite a crackdown by universities, an investigation by The Sunday Times has revealed students are continuing to take part in "humiliating initiation ceremonies". By Sian Griffiths and Josh McStay. Article quotes Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council; Nigel Lashbrook, headmaster at Oakham School; and references the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference.

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The Sunday Times

Budget 2018: What schools can expect

 

Tes outlines what schools should know ahead of the 2018 Budget announcement later this afternoon. By Martin George.

The Telegraph reports on the Chancellor's plans to "connect rural schools and libraries to 'full fibre' internet". The Times details a proposal to give every state school its own dedicated mental health team.

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Tes

'Why my low-cost private school idea will transform the education system'

 

James Tooley, who proposed a 'low-cost, no frills' private school which would charge fees lower than the per-pupil spend in state education, writes for The Telegraph arguing why his idea could 'transform the state of education in Britain'.

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The Telegraph

"Homework is of lasting benefit," argues Education Secretary

 

Damian Hinds MP writes for The Times arguing in favour of homework which, he argues, should be seen as a "staple of school and of home life".

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The Times

Effectiveness of pollution "green screens" questioned by health experts

 

Child health experts have raised concerns that "green screens", which many schools have been pressurised to install, are in fact doing little to address the sources of pollution. By Ben Webster, The Times.

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The Times

'Horror fiction can bewitch pupils into reading'

 

As Halloween approaches, Andrew Otty, an English teacher and ambassador for education charity SHINE, writes that horror fiction can engage pupils and spark their interest in reading. Tes.

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Tes

 

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