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Daily News Summary
17 January 2020

image Independent school introduces loyalty card to support local businesses
image Why are more than one in four students being handed top degrees?
image Written question: Special educational needs and independent education
image Key points to check if you are considering an international school
image Pass rate for English and maths drops in GCSE resits
image Doctors need social media data to understand implications on children's mental health
image Obituary: John Dancy

Independent school introduces loyalty card to support local businesses

 

Bryanston School in Dorset has launched a loyalty card to support local businesses and strengthen community ties. IE Today.

Do you run an initiative like this at your school, which aims to support the community and draw attention to the range of local services? Please email any information to georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk.

 
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IE Today

Why are more than one in four students being handed top degrees?

 

The Independent features an analysis on why more students are being handed top degrees. By Eleanor Busby.

iNews reports that education secretary Gavin Williamson has pledged to ‘reverse’ university grade inflation. By Will Hazell.

 

Written question: Special educational needs and independent education

 

A written question about ensuring parents of children with special educational needs or disabilities are able to choose an independent school if they wish, which was submitted by Lord Lexden - president of the Independent Schools Association, has been answered by schools minister Lord Agnew.

Questions and answers are published in full online.

 

Key points to check if you are considering an international school

 

For teachers considering working at an international school, Mark S Steed, principal and ceo of Kellett School - the British School in Hong Kong, provides four 'key red flags' to watch out for before signing the contract. Tes.

 
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Tes

Pass rate for English and maths drops in GCSE resits

 

Tes reports the number of students who passed their GCSE English and maths resits has dropped. By Kate Parker.

 
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Tes

Doctors need social media data to understand implications on children's mental health

 

A report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has called for tech companies to share their social media data, so researchers can understand the risks and benefits of social media use on children's mental health. BBC News.

 
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BBC

Obituary: John Dancy

 

John Dancy, who was born on November 13 1920 and died on December 28 2019, was former headmaster of Lancing College and master of Marlborough College. During his time at Marlborough, Dancy pioneered the arrival of girls at boys’ boarding schools and also helped to develop the business studies A-level - now taken by more than 30,000 students in England and Wales every year. The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

 

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