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Daily News Summary
24 October 2019

image Government helping independent schools to expand abroad as Brexit approaches
image 'We need to celebrate the enormous contribution independent schools make'
image Analysis finds £300bn of suspect funds funnelled through UK
image Schools trialling 'robot teachers' to ease staff shortages
image The "super-tutoring" club preparing pupils for entrance exams
image Obesity linked to poorer thinking skills, study suggests
image Hundreds of protesting parents to demand urgent funding increase for schools

Government helping independent schools to expand abroad as Brexit approaches

 

The Government is working to support the expansion of British independent schools overseas, delegates were told at the Westminster Education Forum earlier this month. By Will Nott, Pie News. The article quotes Colin Bell, chief executive of the Council of British International Schools.

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Pie News

'We need to celebrate the enormous contribution independent schools make'

 

Gareth Doodes, head of Dover College, reflects on Labour's plans for independent schools. He argues "there is more to lose, both for the fabric of society and financially, should a stereotype eclipse the reality of our sector". IE Today.

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IE Today

Analysis finds £300bn of suspect funds funnelled through UK

 

The Guardian reports on findings that £300 billion of suspect funds have been funnelled through the UK. The article says £300,000 was spent on "educational consultants", and almost £3 million funnelled to independent schools. By Rupert Neate.

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The Guardian

Schools trialling 'robot teachers' to ease staff shortages

 

Two primary schools in Plymouth are testing the use of robots to replace teaching assistants for eight to 10-year-olds, in an effort to ease staff shortages. The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

The "super-tutoring" club preparing pupils for entrance exams

 

The Telegraph offers an insight into Class Action, a half-term "super-tutoring" club designed to help children get into an independent or grammar school. By Luke Mintz.

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The Telegraph

Obesity linked to poorer thinking skills, study suggests

 

New research suggests obesity is linked to poorer thinking skills in primary school children, after a study found those who were obese or overweight did worse in problem-solving and memory tests. By Victoria Allen, Daily Mail.

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Daily Mail

Hundreds of protesting parents to demand urgent funding increase for schools

 

Save Our Schools, a parent-led campaign group, is set to display banners highlighting the extent of funding cuts outside schools across the country today. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

 

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