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Daily News Summary
3 October 2018

image Oxford Economics report: The Impact of Independent Schools on the UK Economy
image Academy chain boss encourages independent heads to become state school governors
image 'We must ensure our pupils do not lose sight of facts and reality'
image IAPS chief executive warns of school closures due to pensions hike
image 'Paying school fees is just one way in which parents seek advantage for their children'
image Education Secretary's Conservative Conference speech
image Cambridge University unveils plan to offer more places to disadvantaged students
image 'Tuition fees included in school spending figures'

Oxford Economics report: The Impact of Independent Schools on the UK Economy

 

Economic analysts have found that independent schools save the taxpayer ÂŁ3.5 billion every year by providing places for pupils who could otherwise be expected to take up a place in the state-funded sector. By John Roberts, Tes.


The article follows the publication of a report by Oxford Economics entitled The Impact of Independent Schools on the UK Economy. The full report can be read on the ISC website.


Tes also reports on comments made by ISC chairman, Barnaby Lenon, stressing the importance of politicians acknowledging the economic contribution of independent schools.

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Tes

Academy chain boss encourages independent heads to become state school governors

 

Dame Rachel de Souza, the chief executive of Inspiration Trust, has urged members of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) to become governors at state schools and share knowledge and experience. By John Roberts, Tes.

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Tes

'We must ensure our pupils do not lose sight of facts and reality'

 

Jane Lunnon, head of Wimbledon High School, has outlined a need to ensure pupils can spot fake news and source real information so they "do not lost sight of reality". By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

IAPS chief executive warns of school closures due to pensions hike

 

Chris King, chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), has warned that a planned increase in employer contributions to the Teachers' Pension Scheme could result in independent school closures. By Caroline Henshaw, Tes.

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Tes

'Paying school fees is just one way in which parents seek advantage for their children'

 

Ross Clark, who chose an independent school education for his son, has written a commentary in support of the sector, saying all parents seek advantage for their children. The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Education Secretary's Conservative Conference speech

 

Schools Week has published the full text of the speech given by Damian Hinds MP, the Secretary of State for Education, at the Conservative Conference 2018.

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Schools Week

Cambridge University unveils plan to offer more places to disadvantaged students

 

Cambridge University has announced a plan to recruit more disadvantaged students who have talent and potential but may not have met the entry grades. BBC News.

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BBC

'Tuition fees included in school spending figures'

 

BBC News reports that the Department for Education (DfE) has included tuition fees in school spending claims. By Sean Coughlan.

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BBC

 

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