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Daily News Summary
28 May 2019

image Letters: Oxbridge applicants
image How schools are preparing for Brexit
image The overseas schools supporting “transnational education”
image Teachers asked for advice on character building
image 'Anxious parents can be hindrance to the progress of many girls'
image Sport England calls for additional PE training for primary schoolteachers
image One in five girls bullied about periods, research finds
image TV subtitles boost children's reading skills

Letters: Oxbridge applicants

 

Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, writes to The Sunday Times stating the number of pupils from state and independent schools gaining places at Oxbridge is declining, due to an increase in the proportion of undergraduates from overseas. Letter half-way down the page.

Dr Tony Sewell, chief executive of Generating Genius, writes a comment piece in The Telegraph arguing "Oxford needs to look for the bright disadvantaged kids, not lower standards for them".

How schools are preparing for Brexit

 

The New York Times reports on the impact of Brexit on independent schools, with some schools opening campuses overseas and others seeing a rise in the number of pupils from non-EU countries. By Amie Tsang.

The article references the ISC and quotes Neil Roskilly, chief executive of the Independent Schools Association, and Colin Bell, chief executive of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). Gareth Doodes, head at Dover College, is also quoted.

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New York Times

The overseas schools supporting “transnational education”

 

The Financial Times reports on the new branches of schools overseas, which are part of the Government’s global education strategy to support “transnational education” of fee-paying pupils abroad as a source of exports. By Andrew Jack. The article quotes Colin Bell, chief executive of COBIS, and Joe Spence, master of Dulwich College in London.

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Financial Times

Teachers asked for advice on character building

 

The education secretary, Damian Hinds, has asked teachers to suggest the best ways pupils can build and improve character and resilience. By Mark Smullian, Tes.

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Tes

'Anxious parents can be hindrance to the progress of many girls'

 

Parents should 'cling less to their children when they start school and let them go', according to a former headmistress at a London girls' school. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

Sport England calls for additional PE training for primary schoolteachers

 

Sport England has called for primary schoolteachers to receive ­additional training in physical education (PE). By Jeremy Wilson, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

One in five girls bullied about periods, research finds

 

A study published by Plan International UK has found one in five girls and young women in the UK are bullied about their periods. By Press Association, via The Guardian.

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The Guardian

TV subtitles boost children's reading skills

 

Watching television with subtitles has been seen to positively impact primary school children's literacy levels, according to international studies. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

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The Times

 

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