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Daily News Summary
10 June 2019

image ISC chairman awarded a CBE for services to education
image Forcing Scottish independent schools to pay business rates will damage communities, warns charity regulator
image Prep schools grasp new initiatives to meet parental demand
image Labour favours 'opportunity for all' and calls for a social justice commission
image Primary school children at risk of obesity due to lack of sleep, study finds
image The app aiming to eliminate “playground politics”
image More than a quarter of BAME Britons want 'name-blind' uni applications

ISC chairman awarded a CBE for services to education

 

Schools Week details those who have been recognised in the Queen's birthday honours list for services to education. Among those listed is Barnaby Lenon, who has been awarded a CBE for his work as chairman of the Independent Schools Council and chair of governors at the London Academy of Excellence. By Freddie Whittaker, Pippa Allen-Kinross and Kathryn Snowdon.

Read Mr Lenon's full statement.

Jon Coles, the chief executive of United Learning, is to be knighted for services to education. Ian Seaton, lately chairman of the board of governors at City of London School, has been awarded an MBE for services to education and training in London. Timothy Wheeler, head of Stockport Grammar Junior School, has been awarded an MBE for services to charity and education. Emma Slater, head of music at West Lodge School in Kent, has been awarded a BEM for services to education.

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Schools Week

Forcing Scottish independent schools to pay business rates will damage communities, warns charity regulator

 

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has warned communities will suffer if Scotland’s private schools are forced to pay business rates. By John Bootham, The Sunday Times. The article quotes John Edward, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools.

A leading educationist has recommended the abolition of Scottish independent schools "in favour of a high-quality exclusively comprehensive model". By John Bootham, The Sunday Times.

Prep schools grasp new initiatives to meet parental demand

 

The Times reports preparatory schools are providing flexibility to working families and offering innovative curriculums in order to appeal to parents' demands. By Nicola Woolcock. The article quotes Nigel Helliwell, the head of St Faith’s School in Cambridge, and Christopher King, chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools. The Independent Schools Council is also referenced.

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The Times

Labour favours 'opportunity for all' and calls for a social justice commission

 

The Labour Party has said it would replace the social mobility commission with a social justice commission to help "the entire population, not just the few". By Heather Stewart, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Primary school children at risk of obesity due to lack of sleep, study finds

 

A new poll for the British Nutrition Foundation has revealed a third of primary school children are not getting enough sleep, which is putting them at risk of obesity. The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

The app aiming to eliminate “playground politics”

 

A new app has been created, which aims to stop the “playground politics” of parent chat groups and boost parental engagement in schools. By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

More than a quarter of BAME Britons want 'name-blind' uni applications

 

Research has found one in four black and minority ethnic (BAME) people in Britain think ‘name-blind’ university applications would boost diversity in higher education. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

 

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