Tristram Hunt's taken the wrong approach to making private schools pull their weight

The Guardian Unlimited - 14 hours 41 min ago

It would be more effective to make social responsibility part of an inspection, says independent school principal, Tricia Kelleher

Tristram Hunt, the shadow education minister, has declared class warfare on independent schools that fail to fulfil their obligations to their community.

If independent schools want to keep their business rates relief, according to Hunt’s plan, they’ll need to form “genuine and accountable partnerships” with their state colleagues. As Hunt says: “We want to see more private schools running summer schools, sponsoring academies, assisting state boarding schools and assisting professional exchange.”

Continue reading...

Categories: Education news feeds

Should we have faith in the future of religious schools?

The Independent - 16 hours 36 min ago

An interesting perspective on those Ofsted reports claiming that independent Muslim schools in Tower Hamlets were failing to safeguard their pupils and rendering them prey to extremist views and radicalisation.

Categories: Education news feeds

Child sex abuse care place shortage

BBC - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 23:59
A report reveals councils are having to phone around England to find places to accommodate children at risk of sexual exploitation.
Categories: Education news feeds

Green Party wants corporate tax to fund universities

The Independent - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 22:57

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, has set out proposals to pay for higher education with enforced taxation on multinational companies.

Categories: Education news feeds

The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

The Independent - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 22:40

It is, impressively, one of the oldest established schools in the country – dating back to 970AD, before the Norman Conquest.

Categories: Education news feeds

Forty years of comprehensives have put Tristram Hunt at the top

Telegraph - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 21:00
The Labour north London elite's hypocrisy for attacking private schools is staggering, says Allison Pearson

Categories: Education news feeds

Glasgow School of Art fire caused by gases from foam canister, says report

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 19:20
The blaze destroyed the category-A listed Mackintosh building in May, when a fire suppression system was not yet operational Continue reading...
Categories: Education news feeds

'Fewer adults in higher education'

BBC - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 18:31
The number of adults in further education in England fell after some were required to borrow to pay for their courses, official data suggests.
Categories: Education news feeds

Warning over rise of ambitious 'spreadsheet parents'

Telegraph - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 18:01
The psychologist Tanya Byron criticises poor parenting, saying some mothers and fathers over-control over their children while others try too hard to become a "friend-parent"

Categories: Education news feeds

Art school blaze caused by foam can

BBC - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 17:01
Fire service report says the Glasgow School of Art blaze was caused by gases from a foam canister coming into contact with a projector.
Categories: Education news feeds

Exam pressure is driving more teens to eating disorders and self-harm

The Independent - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 15:53

Growing numbers of teenagers are suffering from eating disorders and self-harm due to the pressure of exams, leading child psychologist Professor Tanya Byron has said.

Categories: Education news feeds

'Sexist' job title remains at Durham

BBC - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 15:31
The Senior Man still runs the student council at Durham University's oldest college after an attempt to change the "sexist" job title failed.
Categories: Education news feeds

More children on protection register

BBC - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 14:50
The number of children on child protection registers in Wales rises for the sixth year running.
Categories: Education news feeds

Parents 'worry more about teenagers than newborns'

Telegraph - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 10:32
Research suggests that these worries are often fuelled by parental regrets, with just over a quarter wishing they had studied harder at school

Categories: Education news feeds

Alone in a crowd: young feel lonelier than elderly - study

Telegraph - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 08:30
Students four times as likely as pensioners to admit they feel lonely "most of the time"

Categories: Education news feeds

Did Tristram Hunt learn nothing from his private-school education?

Telegraph - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 06:00
Independent schools already provide a huge amount of help to the state sector and taxpayer - much more than they receive in tax breaks, says headmaster Mark Beard

Categories: Education news feeds

The Guardian view on private schools: time for them to give back in return for their tax breaks

The Guardian Unlimited - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 05:59
Tristram Hunt is right to ask private schools to share their expertise with the state sector Continue reading...
Categories: Education news feeds

Degree apprenticeships launched

BBC - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 03:11
Young people will be able to gain a full honours degree while earning a wage and paying no fees, under a scheme backed by government and industry.
Categories: Education news feeds

VIDEO: How to hack a molecular microscope

BBC - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 00:07
A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit.
Categories: Education news feeds

Hi-tech rescue for an ancient language

BBC - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 00:05
Can schools with iPads protect the future of a language?
Categories: Education news feeds