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Daily News Summary
5 February 2020

image 'It's crucial we protect Scottish independent schools' global reputation as we leave the EU'
image Scottish independent schools to pay full business rates from September
image International school teachers evading the coronavirus 'expected to work through the night'
image Study finds peer support boosts pupils' mental health
image Campaigners call for changes to "outdated" recruitment processes
image 'Flexi-schools could enhance our education system'

'It's crucial we protect Scottish independent schools' global reputation as we leave the EU'

 

John Edward, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools, highlights the opportunities available for international students at Scottish boarding schools. Referencing international recruitment, he adds schools will have to work harder to avoid "losing out on talent at every level" as Britain leaves the EU. The Herald.

 
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Herald

Scottish independent schools to pay full business rates from September

 

An amendment to the Non Domestic Rates Bill put forward by the Scottish Conservatives has been rejected by MSPs, meaning Scottish independent schools will have to pay full business rates from September. By Gina Davidson, The Scotsman.

 
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Scotsman

International school teachers evading the coronavirus 'expected to work through the night'

 

British teachers employed by international schools in China who have returned to the UK following the coronavirus outbreak are still expected to respond to pupils online during mainland China's school hours. By Catherine Lough, Tes.

 
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Tes

Study finds peer support boosts pupils' mental health

 

Pupils could receive peer-to-peer support training in schools, after a study by the Department for Education found the approach improved students' happiness and wellbeing. By Will Hazell, iNews.

 
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iNews

Campaigners call for changes to "outdated" recruitment processes

 

Alan Milburn, chairman of the Social Mobility Foundation, alongside PwC, have called on employers to remove names, grades, schools and universities from job applications in an effort to improve social mobility. By Gabriella Swerling, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

'Flexi-schools could enhance our education system'

 

Alice Thomson writes in The Times in support of flexi-schools, which offer an alternative schedule and curriculum tailored to children's needs.

 
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The Times

 

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