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Daily News Summary
18 June 2019

image Letters: 'Independent schools can benefit the wider public'
image Scottish independent schools appeal for delay to SNP's tax increase
image 'School shaming is wrong, irrespective of sector'
image 'Reversing school cuts would cost £3.8bn'
image 'Two thirds' of teachers believe students lack sufficient financial understanding, study finds
image Air pollution study looks at impact on schoolchildren
image Green Paper planned to get vulnerable children school-ready
image DfE announces second wave of T-level providers

Letters: 'Independent schools can benefit the wider public'

 

Letters published in The Guardian highlight the benefits of independent schools in relation to social mobility and children with special educational needs. One of the letters featured is written by Richard Russell, head of Colfe's School in London.

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The Guardian

Scottish independent schools appeal for delay to SNP's tax increase

 

The Scottish Council of Independent Schools has requested the £7 million tax increase proposed by the SNP be postponed to 2022 to mitigate the impact it will have on independent schools - and, in turn, on government efforts to tackle obesity. By Simon Johnson, The Telegraph. The article quotes John McColgan, bursar at Hutchesons' Grammar School and clerk to the governors.

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The Telegraph

'School shaming is wrong, irrespective of sector'

 

David James, deputy head (academic) of Bryanston School, writes for Tes about Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson, arguing society would become healthier "if we stop fixating on the schools people went to".

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Tes

'Reversing school cuts would cost £3.8bn'

 

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has calculated a one-off £3.8bn increase would be needed in order to reverse 8% cuts in per pupil school spending. By Branwen Jeffreys, BBC News.

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BBC

'Two thirds' of teachers believe students lack sufficient financial understanding, study finds

 

A survey conducted by digital wealth manager Nutmeg has revealed 60% of teachers believe pupils leave school with "a poor level of financial understanding", and 70% of students say they gain their financial knowledge from their parents. FENews.

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FENews

Air pollution study looks at impact on schoolchildren

 

A study by Health and Environment Alliance has found high levels of air pollution in classrooms are leaving pupils at risk of dizziness and headaches. By Graeme Paton, The Times.

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The Times

Green Paper planned to get vulnerable children school-ready

 

Children’s commissioner Anne Longfield is planning to launch a Green Paper to ensure the most vulnerable young children are identified early and supported to become school-ready. By John Roberts, Tes.

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Tes

DfE announces second wave of T-level providers

 

The Department for Education has named a further 64 institutions that will deliver T-levels in digital, education, construction and health and science from 2021. By Kate Parker, Tes.

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Tes

 

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