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Daily News Summary
18 November 2019

image Coverage from the GSA conference
image The Sunday Times Parent Power tables 2019
image Study reveals key factors in encouraging children to go on to university
image 'The potential impact of the crisis in language education'
image 'A closer look at Conservative claims about Labour's education spending'
image ‘Can you really teach character?’
image Education unions make ‘desperate’ call for better teacher pay

Coverage from the GSA conference

 

Speaking at their annual conference today, Girls' Schools Association (GSA) president and head of Bolton School Girls' Division, Sue Hincks, said the English Baccalaureate can be 'limiting' to state schools. She added independent schools are "plugging the gaps" in the curriculum, offering a broader choice for parents and their children. By Claudia Civinini, Tes.

ITV News reports on Sue Hincks' claims that young people should be taught to be "discerning". In her speech to the GSA conference, she argued young people should be educated about the ways in which their views can be manipulated online.

The Telegraph also reports on the GSA conference, highlighting Sue Hincks' discussion of the decline of Parent Teacher Associations. By Camilla Turner. The paper carries an article from a parent arguing "it is every mother's duty to help her daughter plan for motherhood... so she can pursue a career that will be compatible with parenthood". By Angela Epstein. The article references Manchester High School for Girls.

The Sunday Times Parent Power tables 2019

 

Christopher King, chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools, writes in the Sunday Times arguing prep schools can give children "the best possible start" to their education.

The Sunday Times details its Parent Power tables, based on primary schools' SATs results. Newbridge Preparatory School in Wolverhampton has been awarded "Independent Preparatory School of the Year". By Zoe Thomas. According to the paper's Parent Power tables, children from inner-city primaries are performing better at SATs than those in independent prep schools. By Alastair McCall and Sian Griffiths.

Study reveals key factors in encouraging children to go on to university

 

A new study has highlighted the most significant factors influencing a child's decision to pursue higher education, some of which include having a desk to work at and having high expectations from parents. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

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BBC

'The potential impact of the crisis in language education'

 

Will Hazell writes in iNews discussing the decline in language education across the UK.

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iNews

'A closer look at Conservative claims about Labour's education spending'

 

Schools Week features a fact-checking article on claims made about the costs associated with Labour's education proposals. By Freddie Whittaker.

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Schools Week

‘Can you really teach character?’

 

Bernard Trafford, a former independent school head, writes in Tes that assessing pupils' character is a task "full of pitfalls".

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Tes

Education unions make ‘desperate’ call for better teacher pay

 

Four education unions have written a joint letter to the School Teachers’ Review Body calling for a pay rise for teachers to address the recruitment crisis. By Dave Speck, Tes.

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Tes

 

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