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Daily News Summary
28 January 2019

image The Big Questions: Are private schools immoral?
image The independent schools helping their high street businesses
image 'Independent schools need to attract more pupils from deprived backgrounds'
image Brighton College wins Tes award for the best international project
image 'Why it is so important that every school has a girls' football team'
image 'The Class Ceiling' - careers dominated by the 'socially privileged'
image Teachers should be encouraged to job-share, says education secretary
image 'Pupils are adopting a mockney accent to make them sound less posh'

The Big Questions: Are private schools immoral?

 

Yesterday's BBC One show, 'The Big Questions', featured a live debate asking the question: "Are private schools immoral?"

Julie Robinson, general secretary of the Independent Schools Council, and Sue Hincks, president of the Girls' Schools Association and head of Bolton School Girls' Division, spoke in support of the independent sector.

The debate starts at the beginning of the programme.

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BBC iPlayer

The independent schools helping their high street businesses

 

The Times writes about several independent schools who are helping their local high street businesses, many of which face competition from internet retailers and rising rents and rates. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times. The article quotes Nicola Stamford, director of marketing at Ashville College; The Royal School, Haslemere; and Nigel Lashbrook, headmaster of Oakham School.

The Times leading article states "private schools are well placed to lead a movement in local spending", which ultimately could save the high street.

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The Times

'Independent schools need to attract more pupils from deprived backgrounds'

 

The headmaster of Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, has said independent schools are not attracting enough pupils from lower income families. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph. The article quotes Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council.

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The Telegraph

Brighton College wins Tes award for the best international project

 

Brighton College's partnership work in Ghana has been recognised in the Tes Schools Awards for the 'best international project winner'. By Caroline Henshaw, Tes.

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Tes

'Why it is so important that every school has a girls' football team'

 

Dr Philip Hills, head at Oxford High School GDST, argues that promoting girls' football in school helps to tackle gender stereotypes. Tes.

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Tes

'The Class Ceiling' - careers dominated by the 'socially privileged'

 

iNews reports on the forthcoming publication of a book titled, 'The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged', which has found elite occupations are still dominated by the privileged. By Jenn Selby.

The Times includes a comment piece from Claire Foges who argues that its better to "smash the class ceiling than rage at it".

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iNews

Teachers should be encouraged to job-share, says education secretary

 

In a bid to boost numbers in the teaching profession, Damian Hinds MP has said teachers should be allowed to job-share. By Jamie Johnson, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'Pupils are adopting a mockney accent to make them sound less posh'

 

Pupils at independent schools are making themselves sound 'less posh' by adopting a mockney accent, according to former independent school head, Barnaby Lenon. By Chloe Hamilton, iNews.

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iNews

 

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