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Daily News Summary
24 September 2018

image Private school alumni dominate graduate schemes, survey finds
image Schools should offer mental health support to former pupils, says headmaster
image The life-changing impact of a school bursary
image Free schools programme to be axed by Labour Party
image Planning and saving for a private education
image 'Compulsory volunteering will not work'
image How pigeons are being used to help children learn and develop in the classroom

Private school alumni dominate graduate schemes, survey finds

 

A study by the Institute of Student Employers has found the top graduate schemes are over-represented by former independent school pupils. By Olivia Rudgard, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Schools should offer mental health support to former pupils, says headmaster

 

Stephen Lehec, headmaster of Kingston Grammar School, has said schools should keep in touch with former pupils to check up on their mental wellbeing. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

The life-changing impact of a school bursary

 

The Daily Mail features an interview with David Ejim-McCubbin, a recipient of a life-changing bursary provided by Rugby School in partnership with the Eastside Young Leaders' Academy, which helps young people from disadvantaged communities secure a good education. By Helen Weathers.

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Daily Mail

Free schools programme to be axed by Labour Party

 

Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Education Secretary, will announce plans to axe the free schools programme, in a keynote speech at the Labour Party Conference. By Ashley Cowburn, The Independent.

Schools Week details the nine policies set out in Angela Rayner's speech.

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The Independent

Planning and saving for a private education

 

The Times details information on saving and planning ahead to pay for the cost of a private education. By Annabelle Williams, The Times. References the Independent Schools Council.

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The Times

'Compulsory volunteering will not work'

 

Dr Bernard Trafford, a former independent school headteacher and past chair of HMC, argues that forcing pupils to take part in voluntary activities will not work. Tes.

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Tes

How pigeons are being used to help children learn and develop in the classroom

 

The Royal Pigeon Racing Association (RPRA) has launched an initiative with UK primary schools, which teachers say has helped pupils learn traditional school subjects and feel more included in the classroom. By Ellie Rust, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

 

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