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ISC Daily News Summary 6 December 2018

'Brexit less of a threat to the independent sector than the Labour Party'

Independent Sector

According to education experts, Brexit has had little impact on parents' interest in British schools, but the threat of the Labour Party is more of a concern. By Caroline Henshaw, Tes. The article quotes Caroline Jordan, headteacher ­of Headington School in Oxford.

University is "not the only path to a great job", says Education Secretary

General Education

The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds MP, has commented on the "unchallenged snobbery" which surrounds vocational courses. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

Second wave of T-level subjects announced

General Education

Damian Hinds MP, Education Secretary, will announce the second wave of T-levels today which will be taught from 2021. By Stephen Exley, Tes.

What can be learnt from those who come late to the teaching profession?

Teaching and Learning

Emma Kell, a secondary teacher in north-east London, discusses the benefits that mature entrants bring to the teaching profession. Tes.

All-boys choirs should admit girls, says soprano

General Education

Soprano Lesley Garrett has said all-boys choirs should admit girls calling them a “throwback to a bygone age”. By Tobi Thomas, The Guardian.

One million children will spend Christmas without enough food

Child Welfare

A million children under the age of 10 are living in poverty, according to charity Action for Children. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News.

Country children less lonely than those in the city, study finds

Child Welfare

Research by the Office for National Statistics has found children growing up in the city are almost four times more lonely than their city counterparts. By Charles Hymas, The Telegraph.

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