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Daily News Summary
5 October 2018

image Three independent schools to drop common entrance exam
image A third of boys have shared offensive memes, poll reveals
image 'Primary pupils' engagement is boosted when thinking about careers'
image 'Children should be able to express their creativity through play'
image Top tips for a headteacher
image Investigation into claim that spending on British education is the third highest in the world
image ISC Blog: How schools can support young people’s mental health

Three independent schools to drop common entrance exam

 

The Times reports that Westminster School, St Paul's School and Wellington College have announced they will be dropping the common entrance examination and will rely instead on a “pre-test”, consisting of verbal and non-verbal reasoning, maths and English. By Rosemary Bennett. The article quotes Patrick Derham, headmaster of Westminster School; Professor Mark Bailey, high master of St Paul’s and Julian Thomas, master of Wellington College.

Patrick Derham has written a Times leader on the subject, arguing that common entrance is an unnecessary "burden for children".

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The Times

A third of boys have shared offensive memes, poll reveals

 

A survey, commissioned by Digital Awareness UK (DAUK) and the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC), has found more than a third of 11-18 year-old boys have shared offensive memes. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'Primary pupils' engagement is boosted when thinking about careers'

 

Robert Halfon MP, chair of the Commons Education Select Committee and former skills minister, and Judith Doyle, principal and chief executive of Gateshead College, argue that "careers advice should begin in primary school". Tes.

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Tes

'Children should be able to express their creativity through play'

 

Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A, has emphasised the importance of nurturing young minds through play. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

Top tips for a headteacher

 

A headteacher at a school in Scotland writes his top 10 tips for headteachers on being the 'best leader'. By Nicky Murray, headteacher at Burnside Primary School. Tes.

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Tes

Investigation into claim that spending on British education is the third highest in the world

 

An investigation has been launched following a minister's claim that spending on education in Britain is the third highest in the world. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

ISC Blog: How schools can support young people’s mental health

 

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, Andrew McBroom, assistant head (co-curricular and staff development) and mental health first aider at City of London School, discusses the vital role schools can play in supporting young people with their mental health.

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ISC

 

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