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Daily News Summary
13 January 2020

image Independent school head encourages schools to go paperless
image Letters: 'Educational vouchers could transform our education system'
image Figures reveal one in 12 offers made by a single Oxford college have gone to pupils from two independent schools
image 'WhatsApp groups prevent children from taking responsibility for their own daily lives'
image Independent schools launch angel investment networks for alumni
image State or independent school - a parent's dilemma
image Online gamers help independent school prefects develop their leadership skills
image A closer look at Brighton College's new Sports and Science Centre

Independent school head encourages schools to go paperless

 

Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, Kathy Crewe-Read, head of Wolverhampton Grammar School, suggested more schools could benefit from going paperless, adding: "We need to be looking towards the future." By Camilla Turner. The article references a quote from Mike Buchanan, executive director of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC).

 
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The Sunday Telegraph

Letters: 'Educational vouchers could transform our education system'

 

Alastair Graham, headmaster of Hall Grove School, writes in The Sunday Telegraph arguing the Government should support the idea of introducing educational vouchers redeemable at independent schools. The letter can be found three quarters of the way down the page.

 
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The Sunday Telegraph

Figures reveal one in 12 offers made by a single Oxford college have gone to pupils from two independent schools

 

According to figures obtained by The Sunday Telegraph, 25 out of 300 undergraduate offers made by Magdalen College have gone to pupils from either Eton College or Westminster School. By Joshi Herrmann and Camilla Turner. The article quotes Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, and a spokesman for the HMC.

The paper carries an article detailing the schools that have received the highest number of offers from Oxford or Cambridge universities from 2017 to 2019. By Camilla Turner and Joshi Herrmann.

 

'WhatsApp groups prevent children from taking responsibility for their own daily lives'

 

Jane Lunnon, head of Wimbledon High School, has called on parents to refrain from using class WhatsApp groups once their child is in secondary school, adding "it's time for them to take control of homework and other logistics". By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

 
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The Times

Independent schools launch angel investment networks for alumni

 

The Times reports Eton College and Marlborough College have set up angel investment networks for alumni, designed to connect former students who are looking to invest in or receive funding for start-up businesses. By Tom Ball.

 
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The Times

State or independent school - a parent's dilemma

 

The Sunday Times features an article written by a parent who is struggling to decide whether an independent education is suitable for his child.

Alastair McCall, the editor of The Sunday Times School Guide, has written a response to the article.

 

Online gamers help independent school prefects develop their leadership skills

 

Harrodian School, an independent school in south west London, is collaborating with a global group of online gamers as part of an initiative to help Year 11 pupils develop their leadership skills. By Teddy Coward, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

A closer look at Brighton College's new Sports and Science Centre

 

Rowan Moore writes in The Observer about the architectural design of Brighton College's new Sports and Science Centre, in which he suggests the building is designed to 'reflect the school's global ambition'.

 
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The Observer

 

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