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Daily News Summary
29 August 2019

image 'Independent schools cannot be blamed for Brexit'
image New figures reveal property premiums for living near "outstanding" secondary schools
image 'Part government funding could transform the contribution of UK independent schools'
image Figures show sustained growth of international schools
image Teachers raise concerns over school funding proposals
image 'Mainstream schools need incentives to provide an education for SEND pupils'
image 'Children need to be taught the importance of healthy eating'

'Independent schools cannot be blamed for Brexit'

 

Writing in Tes, John Edward, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools, argues independent schools 'should not be blamed for society's ills'.

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Tes

New figures reveal property premiums for living near "outstanding" secondary schools

 

Research conducted by Trussle, an online mortgage broker, suggests house buyers face an additional cost of £180,000 to live near a state school rated "outstanding". By Grace Henry, Daily Express.

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Daily Express

'Part government funding could transform the contribution of UK independent schools'

 

Writing in IE Today, Mike Buchanan, director of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, suggests it may be time to consider introducing part government funding for UK independent schools, in line with the Australian education system.

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IE Today

Figures show sustained growth of international schools

 

According to a report published by ISC Research, the international schools' sector is experiencing sustained global growth, with the number of international schools increasing from 2,584 in 2000 to 10,937 in 2019. By Claudia Civinini, The PIE News.

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Pie News

Teachers raise concerns over school funding proposals

 

The National Education Union has warned proposals for £3.5 billion in extra school funding "just isn't enough", and raised additional concerns over plans to use "reasonable force" in schools to promote good behaviour. By Will Hazell, iNews.

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iNews

'Mainstream schools need incentives to provide an education for SEND pupils'

 

The Local Government Association has called for more to be done to support mainstream schools in delivering a suitable education for children with special needs, amid concerns the sector is unable to meet the needs of SEND pupils. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

'Children need to be taught the importance of healthy eating'

 

Prue Leith, chef and presenter of The Great British Bake Off, has said 'teaching children about healthy eating is as important as teaching them English and maths'. By Sarah Finley, Daily Mail.

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Daily Mail

 

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