image  

Daily News Summary
8 October 2019

image 'How to choose the best independent school for your child'
image Letters: 'Independent schools effectively prepare students for university'
image 'The value of teaching children how to navigate global issues'
image Families lose High Court challenge over SEND funding
image Robot helps young children to improve their handwriting
image Ad campaign launched to raise awareness of T-levels

'How to choose the best independent school for your child'

 

The Telegraph offers advice to parents on what to look for when selecting a private school for their child. By Helena Pozniak. The article quotes Christopher King, chief executive of the IAPS, along with the heads of several ISC schools.

image
The Telegraph

Letters: 'Independent schools effectively prepare students for university'

 

Writing in The Times, Neil Roskilly, chief executive of the Independent Schools Association, responds to a commentary piece that suggested schools are 'failing' to prepare young people for university. He argues 'the all-round education provided by most independent schools serves as great preparation', and says universities should do more to ensure students are supported as they enter higher education. The letter can be found three quarters of the way down the page.

image
The Times

'The value of teaching children how to navigate global issues'

 

The Telegraph spotlights the work independent schools are doing to educate pupils about important global issues. By Helena Pozniak. The article quotes the heads of various schools within membership of the Independent Schools Council's (ISC) constituent associations, and references the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS).

image
The Telegraph

Families lose High Court challenge over SEND funding

 

Three families who launched a legal challenge over the Government's approach to special educational needs and disability (SEND) funding have lost their case, with the High Court ruling there had been no unlawful discrimination. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

image
BBC

Robot helps young children to improve their handwriting

 

Researches have programmed a humanoid robot to help children under the age of nine improve their handwriting legibility. By Mark Bridge, The Times.

image
The Times

Ad campaign launched to raise awareness of T-levels

 

The Government has launched a campaign to promote its new T-level vocational qualifications, after a recent survey revealed only 29 per cent of parents of 11 to 18 year-olds knew what they were. By Will Hazell, iNews.

image
iNews

 

The Independent Schools Council (ISC) monitors the national and educational press in order to keep independent schools up-to-date with relevant education news. The DNS is a service primarily for schools in membership of ISC associations, although other interested parties can choose to sign-up. We endeavour to include relevant news and commentary and, wherever possible, notable public letters. Where capacity allows, we may include links to ISC blogs, press statements and information about school or association events. News stories are selected based on their relevance to the independent sector as a whole. Editorial control of the DNS remains solely with the ISC.

Sign-up to the email service is available on our website.

Members can contact the ISC if they know in advance of news, letters or opinions that are likely to feature in the media, or are aware of existing coverage which they would like to see featured in the DNS.

Headlines and first-line summaries are written by the ISC with the link directing to the source material. You should read and comply with the terms and conditions of the websites to which we link.