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Daily News Summary
2 July 2019

image 'Closing independent schools will not make Britain more meritocratic'
image 'I had the time of my life at boarding school'
image Research suggests education does not prepare young people for work
image Scotland's medical schools to admit fewer English students under new policy
image Survey sheds light on mental health problems faced by secondary pupils
image 'Boris Johnson offers no hope to state schools'
image Figures predict spike in 'back to school asthma attacks' in September

'Closing independent schools will not make Britain more meritocratic'

 

David James, deputy head academic at Bryanston School, writes in Tes that independent schools cannot be held responsible for "everything that is terrible nowadays". He argues the only way to create a meritocracy is to "invest seriously in state schools".

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Tes

'I had the time of my life at boarding school'

 

Writing for The Telegraph, Sophia Money-Coutts reflects upon her positive experiences at boarding school and encourages parents not to discount the option.

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The Telegraph

Research suggests education does not prepare young people for work

 

A new report released by the Confederation of British Industry has found almost a quarter of the 17-23 year-olds surveyed feel they left school without the basic life skills needed for the workplace. Education Executive.

Does your school offer any careers-based workshops to pupils in the local community as part of a state school partnership? If you would like to write a 400-800 word blog on the subject, please email emily.roberts@isc.co.uk

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Ed Exec

Scotland's medical schools to admit fewer English students under new policy

 

In an effort to boost the number of medical students staying in Scotland, the SNP have introduced a new policy which will result in medical schools accepting fewer applicants south of the border. By Simon Johnson, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Survey sheds light on mental health problems faced by secondary pupils

 

Research conducted by mental health charity Mind has found three in five secondary school pupils have either experienced mental health issues or know someone who has, amid calls for more support services in schools. By Peter Stubley, The Independent.

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The Independent

'Boris Johnson offers no hope to state schools'

 

Writing for The Guardian, Fiona Millar argues the prime minister hopeful 'has done nothing to suggest he has an interest in state schools, or cares deeply about social cohesion or equality'.

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The Guardian

Figures predict spike in 'back to school asthma attacks' in September

 

Research conducted by Public Health England analysed five years of data and identified a rise in asthma-related incidents when children returned to school in September. It is thought various factors ranging from stress to air pollution will result in asthma attacks increasing four fold this year. By Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

 

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