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Daily News Summary
11 November 2019

image Study finds children in care benefit from boarding school places
image Exam board announces plans to drop the Cambridge Pre-U
image Outreach programme brings classics lessons to state school sixth formers
image Up to 40 Vietnamese teenagers may have been trafficked from independent schools
image 'The Government must pay teachers more for working overtime'
image Study challenges notion of gender differences in maths
image Analysis reveals the salaries of state school headteachers and academy trust leaders
image 'Giving kids hope through sport'

Study finds children in care benefit from boarding school places

 

According to a new report from the Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, children in care who are given boarding school places are more likely to achieve better grades and secure places at university. By Camilla Turner, The Sunday Telegraph. The article references a number of schools within membership of the ISC's constituent associations.

Ian Davenport, chief executive of the Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation, writes "for those born into circumstances of disadvantage or deprivation, without a stable or supportive home environment, a boarding school education can provide life changing opportunities". The Sunday Telegraph.

Exam board announces plans to drop the Cambridge Pre-U

 

Cambridge International has announced it intends to withdraw the Cambridge Pre-U entirely by 2024, citing a lack of enthusiasm for the qualification internationally. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph. The article quotes Mike Buchanan, executive director of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.

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The Telegraph

Outreach programme brings classics lessons to state school sixth formers

 

An initiative taking place between King's College London and Newham Sixth Form College is offering sixth form pupils lessons in classics for the second year running. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. The article references Streatham & Clapham High School and London La Retraite Roman Catholic School for Girls, which work in partnership to offer joint classical civilisation GCSE lessons every week.

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The Times

Up to 40 Vietnamese teenagers may have been trafficked from independent schools

 

The Times reports up to 40 Vietnamese teenagers may have been trafficked from independent schools, after entering Britain on legitimate student visas. By Katie Gibbons and Joshi Herrmann. The article quotes Robin Fletcher, chief executive of the Boarding Schools' Association.

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The Times

'The Government must pay teachers more for working overtime'

 

Bernard Trafford, a former independent school head, writes in Tes arguing the Government should offer more support to teachers who work beyond their contracted hours.

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Tes

Study challenges notion of gender differences in maths

 

New findings suggest there is no difference in the way girls and boys process maths skills, disputing the idea there are gender differences in maths aptitude. By Will Hazell, iNews.

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iNews

Analysis reveals the salaries of state school headteachers and academy trust leaders

 

An investigation by the Sunday Times has identified some of the highest-paid academy trust staff members, with some earning more than £200,000 a year. By Tom Calver and Sian Griffiths.

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The Sunday Times

'Giving kids hope through sport'

 

Alex Paske, founder of sports charity Mintridge, writes about the ways in which professional athletes have instilled confidence in young people through one-to-one mentoring. The Sunday Times.

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The Sunday Times

 

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