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Daily News Summary
6 November 2019

image 'School partnerships remind us of the value of working together'
image Independent school fees compared against A-level exam results
image DfE issues new guidelines on how to support character education in schools
image Second exam board forced to pay compensation over re-mark failings
image Italy becomes first country to make climate change lessons compulsory
image Government announces continued funding for music education hubs
image Councils to seek alternative venues for polling stations to avoid disrupting schools' Christmas events
image Boost in football provision for girls following World Cup success

'School partnerships remind us of the value of working together'

 

David James, an independent school deputy head, writes in Tes praising the partnership work taking place between independent and state schools. He references a partnership between Bedales School and the Key Education Centre, a pupil referral unit.

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Tes

Independent school fees compared against A-level exam results

 

The Telegraph has compiled a database of independent schools' fees compared against their A-level exam results in an effort to determine their 'value for money'. By Camilla Turner, Lizzie Roberts and Patrick Scott.

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The Telegraph

DfE issues new guidelines on how to support character education in schools

 

New guidance published by the Department for Education (DfE) details how schools can help develop pupils' resilience and character. By Catherine Lough, Tes.

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Tes

Second exam board forced to pay compensation over re-mark failings

 

Exam board OCR has been ordered to pay over £14,000 in compensation to schools, after it was revealed hundreds of GCSE and A-level papers were "re-marked" by the same examiner over a two year period. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Italy becomes first country to make climate change lessons compulsory

 

From September, children in Italy's schools will have lessons on global warming and sustainable development, according to education minister Lorenzo Fioramonti. By Tom Kington, The Times.

Does your school teach pupils about climate change? Do you have an example of a project your school has been involved with? If you would like to write a blog on the subject, please email emily.roberts@isc.co.uk

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The Times

Government announces continued funding for music education hubs

 

The Government has confirmed music education hubs will receive funding for another year, following months of uncertainty. By Amy Gibbons, Tes.

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Tes

Councils to seek alternative venues for polling stations to avoid disrupting schools' Christmas events

 

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has pledged extra funding to help councils find alternative venues for polling stations, in an effort to reduce the amount of disruption caused to schools' Christmas activities. The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Boost in football provision for girls following World Cup success

 

The Telegraph reports there has been an increase in the number of women playing football following the England women's World Cup performance earlier this year. There has also been an increase in the number of initiatives designed to help encourage more girls to take up the sport. By Sophie Penney.

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The Telegraph

 

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