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Daily News Summary
3 February 2020

image Climate-conscious students demand change inside the classroom
image Tes profile: Jane Prescott, president of the Girls' Schools Association
image Independent school head expresses support for university admissions reform
image 'What the Conservatives' electoral success could mean for independent schools'
image Independent schools launch campaign to highlight cross-sector collaboration
image Boarding schools warn pupils against travelling home to China over half-term
image Report identifies rising demand for mental health provision within schools
image 'Why headteachers should walk the school corridors'

Climate-conscious students demand change inside the classroom

 

The Independent reports on the increasing number of eco-conscious students who are forcing change inside the classroom. By Eleanor Busby. The article quotes Helen Ness-Gifford, head of Pipers Corner School, and Nina Gunson, head of Sheffield High School for Girls.

 
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The Independent

Tes profile: Jane Prescott, president of the Girls' Schools Association

 

Tes profiles Jane Prescott, president of the Girls' Schools Association and head of Portsmouth High School. By Catherine Lough.

 
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Tes

Independent school head expresses support for university admissions reform

 

Simon Henderson, head of Eton College, has expressed his support for plans to widen access to top universities for disadvantaged students, saying "all in education should be working together to increase opportunity and aspiration, especially for those left behind by the system". By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

Alastair McCall writes in The Sunday Times about the potential "unintended consequences" of the reforms, suggesting they could create a new "squeezed middle" comprised of those parents who educate their children in state schools with a good track record of getting students into Oxford or Cambridge. The article quotes Andrew Halls, head of King's College School, Wimbledon.

 

'What the Conservatives' electoral success could mean for independent schools'

 

Ed Dorrell writes in Tes arguing the Conservatives' new voter base could lead the Party to "turn against" independent schools.

 
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Tes

Independent schools launch campaign to highlight cross-sector collaboration

 

The Independent Schools Council is working with PR company iNHouse Communications to highlight the partnership work taking place between state and independent schools. By Tony Diver and Camilla Turner, The Telegraph. The article quotes Richard Cairns, head of Brighton College.

 
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The Telegraph

Boarding schools warn pupils against travelling home to China over half-term

 

The Times reports on the boarding schools discouraging students from travelling home to China during half-term following the coronavirus outbreak. By David Brown. The article mentions several schools within membership of the ISC's constituent associations, and references a quote from the Boarding Schools' Association.

 
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The Times

Report identifies rising demand for mental health provision within schools

 

According to a new survey, two in three schools in England provided professional counselling services for students last year, up from 36 per cent in 2016. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

 
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The Independent

'Why headteachers should walk the school corridors'

 

Bernard Trafford, a former independent school headteacher, writes in Tes about the importance of headteachers getting out of the office and around school.

 
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Tes

 

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