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Daily News Summary
7 September 2018

image The independent schools opening their arts facilities to the wider community
image 'School sport gives pupils a reality check as to how talented they really are'
image The rise of independent school fees
image No more DBS checks to be processed by British international schools
image More music for early years pupils, says Arts Council CEO
image ISC Blog: 'Why we think the National Citizen Service is the jewel in the crown of our school’s local community work'
image Less than half of pupils understand the reformed GCSEs
image Which school to choose - a parent's dilemma

The independent schools opening their arts facilities to the wider community

 

Many independent schools across the country are opening up their arts spaces to the wider community. By Camilla Swift, The Spectator. References a number of ISC schools.

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The Spectator

'School sport gives pupils a reality check as to how talented they really are'

 

Marcus Armytage writes in The Telegraph discussing sporting talent at school and stating how perseverance and practice can enable young people to fulfill their potential. References Wellington College.

There is an article in The Spectator on the subject of school sport, reporting how good independent schools are at producing football talent. A number of ISC schools are mentioned.

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The Telegraph

The rise of independent school fees

 

The Financial Times reports on the cost of independent school fees, which have risen by 49% over the past decade. By Lucy Warwick-Ching, Financial Times. References the Independent Schools Council.

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Financial Times

No more DBS checks to be processed by British international schools

 

The Council of British International Schools (COBIS) has been told to stop processing Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks on behalf of its members. By Charlotte Santry, Tes. Quotes Colin Bell, COBIS chief executive officer.

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Tes

More music for early years pupils

 

The chief executive of the Arts Council has said primary aged children should not be overlooked when it comes to music education. By Helen Ward, Tes.

Are you involved in any partnerships which extend music education to more pupils in your community? If you'd like to write a blog about your experience, please email georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk.

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Tes

ISC Blog: 'Why we think the National Citizen Service is the jewel in the crown of our school’s local community work'

 

David Elstone, head at Hymers College, outlines why his school is involved with the National Citizen Service scheme and details the benefits it provides to the local community.

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ISC

Less than half of pupils understand the reformed GCSEs

 

An Ipsos Mori survey has revealed only 48% of pupils understand why the Government has introduced changes to the GCSE grading system. By Alix Robertson, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Which school to choose - a parent's dilemma

 

Fraser Nelson writes in The Spectator debating the dilemma he has, as a parent, in choosing a school for his child.

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The Spectator

 

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