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Daily News Summary
24 June 2019

image Independent school pupils more likely to secure work experience than state peers, report finds
image Academy requests extra funding from fee-paying parents at independent schools
image 'Teachers can help tackle the maths and science shortage'
image 'Why I won't choose boarding school for my children'
image Police launch investigation following leak of GCSE exam paper
image 'Theresa May's schools spending plan is problematic'
image 'Oxford university continues to shape major political events'

Independent school pupils more likely to secure work experience than state peers, report finds

 

The social mobility charity upReach has found independent school pupils are 4.5 times more likely to secure work experience through personal networks than their state school peers. Findings also show independent school pupils benefit from more careers advice. By Catherine Lough, Tes.

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Tes

Academy requests extra funding from fee-paying parents at independent schools

 

The London Academy of Excellence has appealed to parents of pupils at various independent schools for donations of up to £3,000 to support their 450 students. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times. This article features a quote from Richard Cairns, head of Brighton College.

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The Sunday Times

'Teachers can help tackle the maths and science shortage'

 

The Guardian writes about the shortage of maths and science teachers, reporting that teachers are 'key' to encouraging more girls into STEM subjects. By Helena Pozniak. The article includes a link to the paper's full 'women in engineering' supplement.

How do you inspire girls to engage with STEM subjects? Does your school take part in an independent and state school partnership to help girls participate in STEM subjects? If you would like to write a blog about your project, please email emily.roberts@isc.co.uk.

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The Guardian

'Why I won't choose boarding school for my children'

 

The Sunday Times reports why Kirstie Allsopp, a television presenter, has decided not to send her children to boarding school. By Sian Griffiths. The article quotes Robin Fletcher, chief executive of the Boarding Schools’ Association, and references figures from the ISC's annual Census.

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The Sunday Times

Police launch investigation following leak of GCSE exam paper

 

A review into exam malpractice is underway after it was revealed part of an AQA GCSE religious studies exam paper was leaked to social media sites last month. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

'Theresa May's schools spending plan is problematic'

 

Robert Colvile, director of the Centre for Policy Studies, argues the prime minister's plan to inject £27 billion into schools is "bad policy, bad politics, and bad government". The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'Oxford university continues to shape major political events'

 

Former Oxford university student Simon Kuper explores the impact the institution has upon the political landscape today, referencing Brexit and the Conservative leadership contest. Financial Times.

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Financial Times

 

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