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Daily News Summary
7 February 2019

image Letters: Setting the record straight about independent schools
image Education secretary outlines plan to develop pupils' character and resilience
image 'Don't allow screen time during dinner and bedtime'
image University applications see first increase since 2016
image Training providers warn of "lowering the bar" on teacher recruitment
image 'Here's how to make T-levels work'
image Thirty hours free childcare policy is "entrenching inequality", MPs say
image ISA and GSA give backing to 'The Great British Spring Clean'

Letters: Setting the record straight about independent schools

 

Lord Lexden, president of the Independent Schools Association, has written to The Spectator to set the record straight following recent press commentaries, which 'present a caricature of independent schools'.

The letter appears half-way down the page.

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The Spectator

Education secretary outlines plan to develop pupils' character and resilience

 

Damian Hinds is due to unveil a character and resilience-building plan, which will enable all pupils to gain a "public school swagger". By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

Does your school take part in an independent and state school partnership that is helping all pupils develop their character and resilience? If you'd like to write a blog about your project, please email georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk.

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The Times

'Don't allow screen time during dinner and bedtime'

 

The UK's four chief medical officers have recommended a mobile phone ban during children's dinners and bedtimes. By Nick Triggle, BBC News.

To coincide with Children's Mental Health Week, Suzie Longstaff, head at Putney High School, has written a blog about screen time and its impact on teenage mental health.

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BBC

University applications see first increase since 2016

 

Figures published by Ucas have revealed the number of university applications is up for the first time in three years - fuelled by applications from overseas. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

The Times reports the number of Chinese students applying to British universities may overtake those from Wales and Northern Ireland.

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The Telegraph

Training providers warn of "lowering the bar" on teacher recruitment

 

The Government has been accused of "lowering the bar" on teacher recruitment by teacher training providers. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News.

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BBC

'Here's how to make T-levels work'

 

Joe Dromey, deputy director of research and development at the Learning and Work Institute, details five problems that need to be addressed in order to make T-levels work. Tes.

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Tes

Thirty hours free childcare policy is "entrenching inequality", MPs say

 

The education select committee has urged ministers to review the 30 hours free childcare policy, claiming it is "entrenching inequality". By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

ISA and GSA give backing to 'The Great British Spring Clean'

 

The Independent Schools Association (ISA) and the Girls' Schools Association (GSA) have joined other organisations in signing up to The Great British Spring Clean. By Colin Fernandez, Daily Mail.

Scroll down to the bottom of the news article to read commentaries from those supporting the event.

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Daily Mail

 

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