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Daily News Summary
10 July 2019

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image 'It is time to phase out Britain's private schools'
image Sixth form students to be taught about independent living
image New research sheds light on recruitment issues in schools
image Children's laureate launches campaign for reading in schools
image New statutory guidelines for Welsh school uniforms

Chinese investors purchase group of independent schools

 

Bright Scholar, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China, has expanded its portfolio with its £150 million purchase of various independent schools from Cambridge Education Group. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

'It is time to phase out Britain's private schools'

 

Writing in The Guardian, Steven Longden, a member of the "Labour Against Private Schools" campaign, urges the Party to follow in Finland's footsteps and integrate independent schools into the state sector.

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The Guardian

Sixth form students to be taught about independent living

 

Unite, a student accommodation company, has designed a set of workshops to be introduced in schools which will cover "independent living, managing money and dealing with conflict". The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

New research sheds lights on recruitment issues in schools

 

Findings from the Sutton Trust's most recent report titled "The Recruitment Gap" suggest that one in five teachers could not be persuaded to work in a low-performing disadvantaged school. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Children's laureate launches campaign for reading in schools

 

Speaking at Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London, Cressida Cowell announced that she is intending to push for a change in the law to require all schools to have libraries. She is also campaigning for children to have 15 minutes a week outside of their studies reserved for creative writing. By Jack Malvern, The Times.

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The Times

New statutory guidelines for Welsh school uniforms

 

Schools in Wales are encouraged to introduce cheaper, gender neutral uniforms this September in line with new government guidelines. BBC News.

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BBC

 

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