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Daily News Summary
20 December 2019

image 'Independent schools will continue to give back, regardless of the political climate'
image Figures show choirgirls now outnumber boys in England's cathedrals
image 'The NEU no longer represents its teachers'
image DfE warned some small schools may be ineligible for "top-up" funding
image A closer look at the Queen's speech
image The Daily News Summary will return in 2020

'Independent schools will continue to give back, regardless of the political climate'

 

John Edward, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools, writes in IE Today about the increased scrutiny of Scottish independent schools' charitable status. He lists the ways independent schools give back, saying they "ensure that any public benefit outweighs any private benefit". The article mentions several schools within membership of the ISC's constituent associations.

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IE Today

Figures show choirgirls now outnumber boys in England's cathedrals

 

According to new figures, there are now 739 girls and 737 boys singing in cathedral choirs, with girls outnumbering boys for the first time. By Kaya Burgess, The Times.

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The Times

'The NEU no longer represents its teachers'

 

David James, an independent school deputy head (academic), writes in Tes questioning the relevance of the National Education Union.

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Tes

DfE warned some small schools may be ineligible for "top-up" funding

 

The Department for Education has said it will consider amending its new national funding formula, amid concerns some of the country's smallest schools could miss out on additional "top-up" funding. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

A closer look at the Queen's speech

 

Schools Week reports the Queen's speech, delivered yesterday, did not outline any new education policies. Instead, it reiterated a commitment to increasing levels of per-pupil funding and tackling serious violence. By Freddie Whittaker.

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Schools Week

The Daily News Summary will return in 2020

 

The Daily News Summary will be taking a break over the festive period, with today's DNS (20 December) being the last of 2019. Normal service will resume on Thursday 2 January, 2020.

From everyone at the Independent Schools Council, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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