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Daily News Summary
19 July 2019

image State schools do not push brightest pupils to apply for Oxford, suggests vice-chancellor
image Disadvantaged children missing out on music and dance opportunities, study finds
image More funding 'desperately needed' in state schools
image 'The way to improve our education system is to improve state schools'
image 'Students should learn about the founders of modern geography'
image Increasing demands for SEND provision threaten county council budgets
image Children encouraged to play outdoors over the summer holidays
image Government set to announce £2 billion public sector pay rise

State schools do not push brightest pupils to apply for Oxford, suggests vice-chancellor

 

Louise Richardson, the vice-chancellor of Oxford University, has suggested the institution's low proportion of state school admissions can be explained by state schools not identifying their most academically gifted students. By Victoria Ward and Peter Stanford, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Disadvantaged children missing out on music and dance opportunities, study finds

 

A study has found that 11 per cent of disadvantaged children have learnt an instrument or attended after-school music activities, compared to 32 per cent of children from wealthier families. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

Does your school offer music-based opportunities to students as part of a state school partnership? If you would like to write a blog on the subject, please email emily.roberts@isc.co.uk for more details.

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The Times

More funding 'desperately needed' in state schools

 

A report released by the Education Select Committee has concluded that a "multi-billion cash injection" is needed for schools and colleges across England, amid financial pressures from the growing pupil population. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

'The way to improve our education system is to improve state schools'

 

Writing in the Daily Mail, Tom Utley shares his personal experiences of independent schools and argues the proposals made by the Labour Against Private Schools campaign will not improve the education sector. The article references the Independent Schools Council.

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Daily Mail

'Students should learn about the founders of modern geography'

 

Writing in Tes magazine, Kevin Stannard, director of innovation and learning at the Girls' Day School Trust, argues teachers should educate their pupils about historical environmental activists.

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Tes

Increasing demands for SEND provision threaten county council budgets

 

BBC News reports the rise in demand for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support could 'break' county council budgets. By Hannah Richardson.

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BBC

Children encouraged to play outdoors over the summer holidays

 

Education secretary Damian Hinds has urged parents to make sure their children remain active during the school holidays, warning of the dangers associated with the overuse of technology and social media. By Richard Vaughan, iNews.

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iNews

Government set to announce £2 billion public sector pay rise

 

The Treasury is expected to announce the largest public sector pay rise in six years, with teachers and other school staff set to receive a pay increase of 2.75 per cent. By Steven Swinford, The Times.

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The Times

 

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