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Daily News Summary
29 July 2019

image Insights from an Eton College bursary pupil
image Letters: Independent school contributions and the benefits of the IB
image Number of English A-level students 'at its lowest since records began'
image Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry to turn attention to boarding schools
image Education secretary to focus on funding, further education and free schools
image Six facts about the new children's minister
image Headteachers set to march on Downing Street over school funding
image Universities condemn 'woeful' overseas student visa service

Insights from an Eton College bursary pupil

 

The Sunday Times features a piece about Daniel Kupoluyi, a 14-year-old boy who grew up in one of London's most deprived areas and went on to study at Eton College. By Sharon Hendry.

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The Sunday Times

Letters: Independent school contributions and the benefits of the IB

 

Writing in The Sunday Times, Neil Roskilly, chief executive of the Independent Schools Association, argues independent schools "deserve more recognition for their contributions to society". The letter can be found half-way down the page.

Dr Michael Carslaw, head of St Leonards School, highlights the value of the International Baccalaureate (IB) within the education system. The Times. The letter is the fourth featured on the page.

Number of English A-level students 'at its lowest since records began'

 

The number of A-level English entries fell by 8.4 per cent last year, with experts claiming students now favour more 'employable' subjects. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph. The article quotes Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council.

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The Telegraph

Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry to turn attention to boarding schools

 

The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry is to focus on seven boarding schools across Scotland in hearings next year. BBC News. The article quotes a statement from John Edward, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools.

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BBC

Education secretary to focus on funding, further education and free schools

 

The newly-appointed education secretary, Gavin Williamson, is to make funding, further education and free schools central to his education policy. By Caroline Wheeler, The Sunday Times.

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The Sunday Times

Six facts about the new children's minister

 

Tes outlines six facts about Kemi Badenoch, the new children and families minister at the Department for Education. By Martin George.

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Tes

Headteachers set to march on Downing Street over school funding

 

More that 5,000 headteachers are expected to attend a demonstration in Westminster in September to demand more government funding for schools. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Universities condemn 'woeful' overseas student visa service

 

Universities UK has criticised outsourcing company Sopra Steria's document-checking service, expressing concern about the difficulties and costs international students and staff members face when applying for visas. By Judith Burns, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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