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Daily News Summary
27 March 2019

image Chinese investment can be the "salvation" for some schools, states ISC chairman
image Scottish independent schools face "vindictive" business rates reforms
image ISC Blog: 'The positive impact of our school's mobile phone ban'
image Parents having private tuition to understand homework
image Boys twice as likely to suffer from a mental disorder, according to NHS report
image Government set to make "monumental saving" by scrapping childcare vouchers, figures show
image Popular trainee teachers less likely to quit, study finds
image 'School curriculum should raise awareness of breast ironing'

Chinese investment can be the "salvation" for some schools, states ISC chairman

 

Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), comments on the increase in the number of Chinese education companies that have bought private schools in recent years. He states investors can be the “salvation” for some schools and argues the trend has the potential to strengthen ties between Britain and China. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

Scottish independent schools face "vindictive" business rates reforms

 

Scottish independent schools will lose £37 million over five years following plans by the Scottish Government to remove charitable relief for the majority of schools in the sector. By Kieran Andrews, The Times. The article quotes John Edward, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools and Dr John Halliday, the rector of the High School of Dundee.

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The Times

ISC Blog: 'The positive impact of our school's mobile phone ban'

 

Dorothy MacGinty, head of Kilgraston School in Perth, discusses why her school decided to ban the use of mobile phones during the school day.

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ISC

Parents having private tuition to understand homework

 

A private tuition company is offering its services to parents to help them understand the revamped curriculum and modern teaching methods. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. The article quotes Helen Pike, master of Magdalen College School in Oxford, who states the tuition for parents is unnecessary and potentially harmful.

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The Times

Boys twice as likely to suffer from a mental disorder, according to NHS report

 

Figures from NHS Digital show more than one in 10 boys at primary school suffer from a mental disorder. By Laura Donnelly, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Government set to make "monumental saving" by scrapping childcare vouchers, figures show

 

Figures reveal the Government is set to make large savings if it ends the childcare vouchers scheme. By Sam Brodbeck, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Popular trainee teachers less likely to quit, study finds

 

Research has found trainee teachers who have a lot of friends are more likely to continue their training programme. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

'School curriculum should raise awareness of breast ironing'

 

The National Education Union has said awareness about breast ironing must be part of the school curriculum, to protect young girls from abuse. By Amber Haque, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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