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Daily News Summary
22 October 2019

image 'Our independent and state school partnership is a collaboration of equals'
image 'Labour's plans to abolish independent schools ignore the struggles of black families'
image Independent school fees compared against exam results
image 'Children should be educated about the dangers of online gaming'
image Walking to school via back-streets halves the amount of air pollution children are exposed to, study finds
image Visually impaired pupils 'failed by funding cuts'

'Our independent and state school partnership is a collaboration of equals'

 

Tes features an article about a partnership between Bedales School and the Key Education Centre, a pupil referral unit. Leanne Forde-Nassey, head at the Key Education Centre, and Ollie Ward, outreach lead, describe the joint initiatives as "a collaboration of equals", and express their interest in building on the partnership in the future.

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Tes

'Labour's plans to abolish independent schools ignore the struggles of black families'

 

Diana Young writes in The Independent arguing 'there is an emerging black middle-class that sees access to fee-paying schools as a prerequisite for their children's success'. She adds that many families make "huge sacrifices" to educate their children privately, and asks "what gives the Labour Party the right to dictate anyone's educational path or hinder their career trajectory?".

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The Independent

Independent school fees compared against exam results

 

The Daily Telegraph has compiled a database of independent schools' fees compared against their GCSE exam results in an effort to determine their 'value for money'. By Camilla Turner, Lizzie Roberts and Patrick Scott. The article quotes Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), Rebecca Tear, head of Badminton School and Martin Stephen, a former independent school head. The article also references quotes from Bellerbys College London and DLD College London, and mentions several other schools in membership of the ISC's constituent associations.

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The Telegraph

'Children should be educated about the dangers of online gaming'

 

A report published by Anne Longfield, the children's commissioner, has called for teachers to educate pupils about how to behave when gaming online as part of citizenship lessons. By Catherine Lough, Tes.

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Tes

Walking to school via back-streets halves the amount of air pollution children are exposed to, study finds

 

According to findings from a study by King's College London, children can halve the amount of air pollution they are exposed to when walking to school by taking a back-street route instead of the main roads. By Ben Webster, The Times.

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The Times

Visually impaired pupils 'failed by funding cuts'

 

According to research from the Royal National Institute of Blind People, 44 per cent of councils in England have cut or frozen funding for educational support for children with visual impairment, putting specialist provision under strain. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

 

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