2018 HMC Autumn Conference in the News

Sunday 30th September

Press Release, HIDDEN IDENTITIES: MAJOR NEW PUPIL POLL FINDS TEENAGERS ARE CREATING MULTIPLE PRIVATE PROFILES HIDDEN FROM THEIR PARENTS, (HMC Autumn Conference, HMC/DAUK Survey)

The Daily Mail, One in five children - some as young as 11 - have secret social media accounts that they hide from their parents and teachers, survey reveals, (Mike Buchanan, HMC Executive Director, HMC/DAUK Poll)

The Sunday Times, Digital Awareness UK founder Emma Robertson: do you know how many Instagram accounts your teen has?, (HMC/Digital Awareness UK Poll)

The Sunday Times, Children keep second social media profile for secret posts, (Mike Buchanan, HMC Executive Director, HMC/DAUK Poll)

Monday 1st October 2018

Press ReleasePOST BREXIT BRITAIN NEEDS ITS TOP INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS MORE THAN EVER, (HMC Autumn Conference; HMC Chair, Shaun Fenton, Reigate Grammar School)

HMC Chair, Shaun Fenton's Letter, HMC Conference 2018: Chair, Shaun Fenton, (HMC Autumn Conference; HMC Chair, Shaun Fenton, Reigate Grammar School)

The Times, More private schools rush to open branches abroad, (Shaun Fenton, HMC Chair)

The Daily Mail, 'Huge demand' for British private schools sees more than 70 now operating abroad, (Shaun Fenton, HMC Chair)

The Times, Tech giants ‘tempt pupils from work’, (Shaun Fenton, HMC Chair)

TES, Need to know: This week's HMC conference, (Mike Buchanan, HMC Executive Director; Shaun Fenton, HMC Chair)

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

The Telegraph, Private school parents are unfairly criticised by 'virtue flagging' friends, leading headmaster says, (Shaun Fenton, HMC Chair, Reigate Grammar School)

The Daily Mail, ‘Lay off’ parents who scrimp to send their children to private school, says top headteacher, (Shaun Fenton, HMC Chair, Reigate Grammar School)

The Times, Lay off parents who choose private school, head says, (Shaun Fenton, HMC Chair, Reigate Grammar School)

TES, Private schools 'can help UK through crippling uncertainty', (Shaun Fenton, HMC Chair, Reigate Grammar School)

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Press ReleaseHMC AND DIGITAL AWARENESS UK LAUNCH TECH CONTROL 2018 TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE MAKE GOOD DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR USE OF TECHNOLOGY, (HMC Autumn Conference; HMC/DAUK Survey)

The Daily Mail, 'Love Island is DANGER to children': Wimbledon High School headteacher asks 'how can girls take #MeToo seriously... when they value such trivial nonsense?', (Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School)

TES, Head warns Love Island sends ‘dangerous’ message, (Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School)

Wimbledon Guardian, Love Island: Wimbledon High School headteacher condemns tv show, (Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School) This story ran in approximately 120 regional UK publications.

Sky News, Love Island 'unbelievably dangerous' for teenagers, leading headteacher warns, (Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School)

Channel 4 News, Headteacher Jane Lunnon: Love Island ‘not doing much for feminism’, (Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School)

ITV News, Wimbledon High School head Jane Lunnon says ITV2's Love Island is 'unbelievably dangerous' for teenagers, (Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School)

BBC Radio 5 Live, Wimbledon High School head teacher Jane Lunnon says it sends an "unbelievably dangerous" message to young people about appearance and undermines movements like #MeToo, (Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School)

Evening Standard, Love Island sends 'dangerous' message to children and poses threat to #MeToo movement, head teacher warns, (HMC Conference; Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School, Shaun Fenton, HMC Chair, Reigate Grammar School)

TES, MAT chief urges private heads to become state school governors, (Dame Rachel de Souza, The Inspiration Trust)

The Times, Choose Love Island or #MeToo, head tells girls, (HMC Conference, Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School)

Talk Radio, Headteacher warns ITV’s Love Island could undermine the #metoo movement, (HMC Conference, Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School)

Daily Mail, You can’t like Love Island and #MeToo if you want to be taken seriously, top head tells girls, (HMC Autumn Conference, Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School)

The Telegraph, Love Island-obsessed teenage girls are undermining MeToo cause, claims headmistress, (HMC Autumn Conference, Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School)

TES, Independent schools 'need all the friends they can get, (HMC Chair, Shaun Fenton, Reigate Grammar School)

BBC Radio London, Shaun Fenton Interview on the Vanessa Feltz Show, (HMC Chair, Shaun Fenton, Reigate Grammar School)

The Telegraph, Aspirational parents like me have no time for middle class outrage against private schools, (HMC Chair, Shaun Fenton, Reigate Grammar School)

Thursday 4th October 2018

Press Release, Over a third of teenage boys admit to sending or receiving racist or homophobic content online, (HMC Autumn Conference; HMC/DAUK Survey)

HMC Blog, Children have ‘secret’ online profiles – but it’s natural for teens to evade parents’ gaze, (Samantha Price, Benenden School)

TES, Pupils sharing offensive material on social media, (HMC/DAUK Survey, Emma Robertson, Digital Awareness UK)

Metro, Boys are using rape jokes and Holocaust memes to score ‘lad points’, (HMC/DAUK Survey; Emma Robertson, Digital Awareness UK, Simon Lockyer, Royal Hospital School)

Huffington PostThird Of Teenage Boys Exchange Racist Or Homophobic Content Online, Survey Finds, (HMC/DAUK Survey; Emma Robertson, Digital Awareness UK, Samantha Price, Benenden School)

ITV News, Dani Dyer hits back at criticism of 'unbelievably dangerous' Love Island, (HMC Conference, Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School)

The Telegraph, Universities are admitting students whose A-level results are up to five grades below offer, head warns, (Chris Ramsey, HMC Unviersities Sub-Committee Chair, Whitgift School; Dame Janet Beer, Vice Chancellor, University of Liverpool)

Friday 5th October 2018

The Times, Westminster, St Paul’s and Wellington College to drop entrance tests at 13, (Patrick Derham, Westminster School; Julian Thomas, Wellington College; Mark Bailey, St Paul's School)

The Times, Common Entrance exam is a burden children don’t need (Patrick Derham, Westminster School)

TES, Calculated risk, (Mike Buchanan, HMC Executive Director; Suzie Longstaff, Putney High School)

 

Click here to find out more about the 2018 HMC Autumn Conference