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Daily News Summary
4 July 2019

image DfE announces ambition to further support children in care through educational opportunities at independent schools
image ISC blog: How do we inspire girls to study STEM subjects?
image Findings show public support for LGBT relationship education in schools
image Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge defends 'privileged' background
image Survey findings signal rise in overall student satisfaction at university

DfE announces ambition to further support children in care through educational opportunities at independent schools

 

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced a new programme, backed by £500,000, which aims to see more children in care benefitting from educational opportunities at independent schools. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph. The article quotes Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council.

Read the ISC's full statement in response here.

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The Telegraph

ISC blog: How do we inspire girls to study STEM subjects?

 

Dr John Hind, principal at Dame Allan's Schools, discusses the ways schools can inspire girls to engage with STEM subjects.

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ISC

Findings show public support for LGBT relationship education in schools

 

Tes reports on findings from a YouGov poll published today, which show 59 per cent of people support LGBT relationship education in schools. Sky News reports LGBT bullying is the most common form of bullying experienced by children in schools.

According to BBC News, Parkfield Community School has confirmed a revised version of the LGBT rights programme will return to the school, following five months of consultation with parents, community representatives and the Department for Education. By Sima Kotecha.

Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge defends 'privileged' background

 

The star of Fleabag, the popular BBC comedy, has said it is unfair to draw upon her social status to criticise her work. She added: "I like to think that whatever life I'd lived, wherever I'd been born or brought up, I would still have written if I had been given the encouragement." By Laura Fitzpatrick, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Survey findings signal rise in overall student satisfaction at university

 

According to the Office for Students' National Student Survey, 84 per cent of respondents said they were satisfied with the quality of their course - a 1 per cent rise from last year's results. However, the survey also identified lower rates of satisfaction with reference to assessment and feedback. FE News.

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FENews

 

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