image  

Daily News Summary
19 June 2019

image Sir James Dyson donates £19 million to former school
image The impact of TPS changes on independent schools
image International survey sheds light on teacher workload
image Regulators to review English exam system following A-level paper leak
image Cambridge drops to its lowest place in international league table
image Michael Gove calls for premier league football clubs to support free schools
image Important findings from the Social Mobility Commission's education committee hearing

Sir James Dyson donates £19m to former school

 

Inventor and engineer Sir James Dyson has pledged £19 million to Gresham's School in Norfolk, which helped to cover the costs of his education after his father's death. The money will fund the building of a new science, technology, engineering, arts and maths centre, which is set to open in 2021. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

image
The Times

The impact of TPS changes on independent schools

 

BBC Radio Oxford reports on the cost increases to independent schools under changes to the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS). NASUWT members at St Edwards School in Oxford are to take strike action over the school's plan to withdraw from the TPS from September 2020. HMC executive director, Mike Buchanan, is interviewed as part of the report, which starts at 19:06.

image
BBC

International survey sheds light on teacher workload

 

Research published by the Teaching and Learning International Survey (Talis) has revealed that "teachers in England work more hours than anywhere else in Europe". By Helen Ward, Tes.

In an article for Schools Week, James Zuccollo, director for school workforce at the Education Policy Institute, provides his own analysis of the findings.

image
Tes

Regulators to review English exam system following A-level paper leak

 

Regulators are to launch a wider investigation into the school exams system in England following the leak of an A-level further maths paper last week. Pearson, Edexcel's parent company, has announced it has withdrawn and replaced the original paper ahead of the exam on Thursday. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

image
The Guardian

Cambridge drops to its lowest place in international league table

 

Two-thirds of the UK universities ranked in the top 1,000 have been downgraded in the latest league table created by research group QS, with Cambridge falling to seventh place. By Rachel Hall and Richard Adams, The Guardian.

image
The Guardian

Michael Gove calls for premier league football clubs to support free schools

 

The former education secretary has announced his intention to encourage premier league football clubs to provide support to struggling pupils, should he become prime minister. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

image
Schools Week

Important findings from the Social Mobility Commission's education committee hearing

 

Schools Week provides a summary of the key outcomes of Tuesday's select committee, which was centred around the issue of tackling social mobility. By Kathryn Snowdon.

image
Schools Week

 

The Independent Schools Council (ISC) monitors the national and educational press in order to keep independent schools up-to-date with relevant education news. The DNS is a service primarily for schools in membership of ISC associations, although other interested parties can choose to sign-up. We endeavour to include relevant news and commentary and, wherever possible, notable public letters. Where capacity allows, we may include links to ISC blogs, press statements and information about school or association events. News stories are selected based on their relevance to the independent sector as a whole. Editorial control of the DNS remains solely with the ISC.

Sign-up to the email service is available on our website.

Members can contact the ISC if they know in advance of news, letters or opinions that are likely to feature in the media, or are aware of existing coverage which they would like to see featured in the DNS.

Headlines and first-line summaries are written by the ISC with the link directing to the source material. You should read and comply with the terms and conditions of the websites to which we link.