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Daily News Summary
28 September 2018

image Independent school heads call for ban on unconditional offers
image Do you know what your pupils are doing online?
image The Telegraph's pick of the best value boarding and independent schools
image ISC Blog: Homework - to do or not to do?
image Graduates with 2:2 degrees to be offered teaching bursaries
image 'Young people fail to to meet salary or career expectations by their late 20s'
image First-born children more likely to be educated about sex by their parents

Independent school heads call for ban on unconditional offers

 

A group of independent school headteachers have called for universities to stop making unconditional offers to pupils, due to concern it damages A-level performance. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times. Quotes Mike Buchanan, new executive director of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC).

The Times leading article also supports this view.

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The Times

Do you know what your pupils are doing online?

 

Jonathan Torbitt, director of IT and computer science at Rendcomb College in Gloucestershire, writes in Tes discussing cybersecurity and states "schools need to help students satisfy their online curiosity in safe, controlled environments".

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Tes

The Telegraph's pick of the best value boarding and independent schools

 

The Telegraph lists a number of 'best value boarding schools' and 'best value independent schools' across the UK, noting the bursary and scholarship provision available at many schools.

ISC Blog: Homework - to do or not to do?

 

Following the recent debate regarding the importance of homework, Simon Detre, deputy head (academic and digital) from The Beacon School, has written an ISC blog on the issue.

There are further articles on this topic in The Telegraph, The Times and Tes.

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ISC

Graduates with 2:2 degrees to be offered teaching bursaries

 

In an attempt to recruit more people into the teaching profession, ministers will offer bursaries to graduates with a second class degree. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

'Young people fail to to meet salary or career expectations by their late 20s'

 

Analysis published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed a "reality gap" whereby young people fail to fulfill their expectations in terms of career ambition or salary by their late 20s. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

First-born children more likely to be educated about sex by their parents

 

A study led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has found first-born children are more likely to learn about sex through their parents. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

 

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