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Daily News Summary
23 July 2019

image 'Independent schools should not worry about the #AbolishEton campaign'
image Letters: 'The problems associated with integrating independent schools'
image What will Boris Johnson as PM mean for schools?
image 'Public sector pay rises will result in more cutbacks'
image Summer holiday inactivity contributes to child obesity, research suggests
image Controversial reception tests to begin in September
image Theresa May abandons large-scale education spending plans
image Life after headteaching

'Independent schools should not worry about the #AbolishEton campaign'

 

Writing in The Spectator, Ross Clark argues the co-ordinator of the Labour Against Private Schools movement only serves to promote private education, adding the best way to draw parents away from the independent sector would be to improve state schools.

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The Spectator

Letters: 'The problems associated with integrating independent schools'

 

Writing in The Times, Jonathan Forster, principal of Moreton Hall, highlights the reasons why attempts to integrate independent schools into the state sector could prove unsuccessful. The letter can be found half-way down the page.

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The Times

What will Boris Johnson as PM mean for schools?

 

In light of the announcement that Boris Johnson will be the next prime minister, Schools Week outlines four education developments schools can expect once he enters office. By Freddie Whittaker.

The Policy Exchange think tank published its education manifesto yesterday, which encourages the incoming prime minister to "support the sharing of best practice between schools in developing knowledge-rich curriculums". By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

'Public sector pay rises will result in more cutbacks'

 

The Labour Party and unions have warned that recent public sector pay rises announced by the chancellor yesterday will result in cuts to other frontline services. By Oliver Wright, The Times.

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The Times

Summer holiday inactivity contributes to child obesity, research suggests

 

A study conducted by ukactive identified a sharp rise in levels of child obesity over the summer holidays. By Laura Donnelly, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Controversial reception tests to begin in September

 

The Department for Education is to pilot tests of four-and-five-year-olds in September, with opponents going to the high court in London tomorrow in an attempt to challenge the decision. By Liz Lightfoot, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Theresa May abandons large-scale education spending plans

 

The prime minister's proposal for a multi-billion pound boost to education funding will reportedly not be discussed at her final cabinet session tomorrow. By Andrew Woodcock, The Independent.

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The Independent

Life after headteaching

 

The Guardian features the testimonials of three former headteachers who have since pursued alternative career paths, following reports of an increasing number of teachers leaving the profession. By Donna Ferguson.

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The Guardian

 

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