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Daily News Summary
18 February 2019

image Pension changes will cost independent schools an extra £100m
image Challenges facing the financial sustainability of Edinburgh's independent schools
image Letters: Praising the young protesters
image Debrett's teaches girls how to handle "an increasingly opinionated world"
image 'My uneasy conscience towards my private school education"
image French schools to copy British model
image Mental health problems partly to blame for new teachers leaving profession
image Parents are keeping schools afloat

Pension changes will cost independent schools an extra £100m

 

Changes in employer pension contributions will cost independent schools an extra £110 million from 2019-20. By Steven Swinford, The Telegraph. The article quotes Richard Harman, chief executive of the Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools.

iNews reports on the impact of rising pension costs on the higher education sector.

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The Telegraph

Challenges facing the financial sustainability of Edinburgh's independent schools

 

An economic impact report has concluded that the financial security of many schools in Edinburgh is under threat due to rising teachers' pay, pension contributions and partial removal of business rates relief. By Andrew Denholm, Herald. The article quotes John Edward, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools.

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Herald

Letters: Praising the young protesters

 

Neil Roskilly, chief executive officer of the Independent Schools Association, commends this country's generation of young people and argues that the voting age should be reduced to 16.

Letter just above half-way.

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The Times

Debrett's teaches girls how to handle "an increasingly opinionated world"

 

A girls’ school near Brighton has hired Debrett's, a company known for teaching good manners, to help pupils develop the skills and social confidence to handle difficult situations. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times. The article quotes the head of Roedean School, Oliver Blond.

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The Sunday Times

'My uneasy conscience towards my private school education"

 

A columnist for the Sunday Times debates how she feels about her private school education. By Dolly Alderton.

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The Sunday Times

French schools to copy British model

 

An experiment by ministers will see French schools 'copying the British public school model' by introducing more sport, music and art into the curriculum. By Adam Sage, The Times.

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The Times

Mental health problems partly to blame for new teachers leaving profession

 

Nearly three in five teachers in their first year are uncertain about staying in the teaching profession, a survey has revealed. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Parents are keeping schools afloat

 

A survey of the work of parent-teacher associations has revealed that parents raised more than £100 million last year to pay for equipment, trips and the upkeep of school buildings. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times.

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The Sunday Times

 

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