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Daily News Summary
5 September 2019

image The growing popularity of flexi-boarding
image 'Why it's time to start taxing private schools'
image Education minister calls for an end to school uniform 'monopolies'
image More than half of Britons support lessons on LGBT families in primary schools
image Academic warns transgender school books "misrepresent" medical knowledge
image Study reveals only 40 schools have traffic bans to protect children from air pollution

The growing popularity of flexi-boarding

 

The Spectator features a piece on the rise of flexi-boarding, with figures showing more families are choosing this option. By Madeleine Silver. The article references the Independent Schools Council, along with a number of ISC schools.

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The Spectator

'Why it's time to start taxing private schools'

 

Writing in The Spectator, Benedict King outlines reasons why he believes a new system of taxing independent schools would benefit the education sector as a whole.

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The Spectator

Education minister calls for an end to school uniform 'monopolies'

 

Schools minister Lord Agnew has criticised schools that require parents to buy their children's uniform from one supplier, saying "it's a pernicious way of excluding children from less well-off backgrounds". By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

More than half of Britons support lessons on LGBT families in primary schools

 

A study conducted by LGBT charity Stonewall found 60 per cent of British adults believe children should learn about same-sex relationships in primary school. By Frances Millar, Daily Express.

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Daily Express

Academic warns transgender school books "misrepresent" medical knowledge

 

Susan Matthews, an academic at Roehampton University, has warned transgender books in primary schools containing "inaccurate" information about medical transition are putting children at risk. By Camilla Turner and Ewan Somerville, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Study reveals only 40 schools have traffic bans to protect children from air pollution

 

New research has found only 40 schools in England have introduced "school streets", which impose temporary traffic bans during drop-off and pick-up times in an effort to reduce the amount of air pollution children are exposed to. By Ben Webster, The Times.

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The Times

 

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