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Daily News Summary
24 July 2019

image Letters: The power of partnerships and Scotland's education policy
image 'Why we need to embrace market forces in education'
image Boris Johnson urged to focus funding on schools in need
image 'Teacher pay rise will result in job losses'
image Academy trust salaries rise despite school funding pressures, figures show
image Expensive state school uniforms exclude poor people, says Labour MP

Letters: The power of partnerships and Scotland's education policy

 

Writing in The Times, Dr Millan Sachania, head of Streatham & Clapham High School, highlights the ways his school improves provision for state pupils, adding "the demise of independent schools would only impoverish all our youngsters' prospects". The letter can be found half-way down the page.

John Edward, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools, writes in The Times outlining how education policy in Scotland differs from the UK, and calls for UK policymakers and politicians to "recognise best practice and change". The letter can be found half-way down the page.

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The Times

'Why we need to embrace market forces in education'

 

Writing in Tes, David James, deputy head of Bryanston School, explores the debate between selectivity and inclusivity in schools. He argues the best approach towards achieving educational equality would be to work with market forces. The article references the Independent Schools Council.

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Tes

Boris Johnson urged to focus funding on schools in need

 

The Education Policy Institute has said that Boris Johnson should prioritise school funding for the country's most vulnerable pupils. By Steven Swinford, The Times.

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The Times

'Teacher pay rise will result in job losses'

 

A union has warned that some headteachers will have to make redundancies or shorten working hours in September, after it was revealed that schools would have to fund the first 2 per cent of the forthcoming 2.75 per cent teacher pay rise from their existing budgets. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

Academy trust salaries rise despite school funding pressures, figures show

 

A report published by the Department for Education yesterday revealed the proportion of academy trusts paying at least one person a salary of £150,000 or more has risen by a fifth, despite continued financial strain on schools. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

Expensive state school uniforms exclude poor people, says Labour MP

 

Labour MP Emma Hardy has written to the education secretary, Damian Hinds, raising the issue of branded school uniforms, after being told that schools were deliberately prescribing expensive uniforms to 'exclude poorer families'. By Helen Pidd, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

 

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