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Daily News Summary
8 March 2019

image The independent school debate: An unfair advantage or a quality education?
image State schools' music provision falling dramatically behind independent schools, warns record industry
image ISC Blog: 'Let's ensure we offer engaging lessons to encourage language learning and appreciation of other cultures'
image Young people from wealthy areas more likely to take up degree apprenticeships
image Primary aged children have more 'sophisticated' language than expected
image 'Schools can't fight knife crime alone'
image 'More schools will have to cut hours if the funding issue is not addressed'
image Eating disorders: Spotting the signs

The independent school debate: An unfair advantage or a quality education?

 

Two writers debate whether or not independent schools 'are a blight on society'. Prospect Magazine.

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Prospect

State schools' music provision falling dramatically behind independent schools, warns record industry

 

Research by the body representing the record industry has found one in four state schools in the most disadvantaged areas are unable to offer music lessons to students who would like them. By Richard Vaughan, iNews.

Do you have stories of young people who have been able to nurture their musical talent through your school's cross-sector partnership work? Please email case studies to georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk.

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iNews

ISC Blog: 'Let's ensure we offer engaging lessons to encourage language learning and appreciation of other cultures'

 

Jane Gandee, head of St Swithun’s School in Winchester, argues learning languages is essential for pupils and schools should not be deterred from encouraging their uptake.

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ISC

Young people from wealthy areas more likely to take up degree apprenticeships

 

The Office for Students has found young people from affluent areas are more likely to study degree apprenticeships and has said more needs to be done to encourage disadvantaged and underrepresented young people. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Primary aged children have more 'sophisticated' language than expected

 

The assumption that primary aged pupils have a basic vocabulary has been challenged by academics at the University of Exeter. Research has found Year 2 pupils are commonly using advanced and 'sophisticated' language. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

'Schools can't fight knife crime alone'

 

Damian Hinds MP, secretary of state for education, argues the prevention of knife crime "is a problem for society as a whole" and says a causal link should not be drawn from school exclusions to crime. The Times.

Rosemary Bennett reports on Mr Hinds' comment piece.

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The Times

'More schools will have to cut hours if the funding issue is not addressed'

 

Geoff Barton, head of the Association of School and College Leaders, has warned more headteachers will be forced to shorten the school day if the Government fails to address funding issues. By Freddie Whittaker and Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Eating disorders: Spotting the signs

 

Dr Elizabeth McNaught, a doctor and the medical director of Family Mental Wealth, advises teachers on how to spot the signs of a pupil suffering from an eating disorder. Tes.

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Tes

 

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