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Daily News Summary
25 Apr 2016

image Teachers use early-warning system to spot mental health issues
image Graduates to be 'fast-tracked' into running schools
image New way to teach reading is no better than the old
image School teaches parents how to divorce without harming children
image 'How much should we rely on league tables when choosing a school for our son?'
image Rebels force Morgan into U-turn on academies
image Hunt for new Ofsted chief inspector of schools reaches final stage
image The science of revision: nine ways pupils can revise for exams more effectively

Teachers use early-warning system to spot mental health issues

 

Top private schools – including Harrow and Wellington – are testing pupils’ mental health as teen stress levels reach all-time high because of social media bullying. By Javier Espinoza, Telegraph. Quotes Chris Jeffery, headmaster at the Grange School in Cheshire and chair of the HMC well-being group, and Ed Venables, housemaster at Wellington College.

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Telegraph

Graduates to be 'fast-tracked' into running schools

 

Graduates could be fast-tracked into head teacher positions with limited experience and just two years training, it has emerged. By Javier Espinoza, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

New way to teach reading is no better than the old

 

The phonics system used in all schools to teach children to read has no long-term benefits for the average child, a major study finds today. By Nicola Woolcock, Times. Also reported in Guardian and Mail.

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Times
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Guardian
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Daily Mail

School teaches parents how to divorce without harming children

 

Wealthy parents are going back to school for lessons in issues such as how to divorce and how to be a step-parent without damaging children. By Sian Griffiths, Sunday Times. Features Berkhamsted School and quotes their head of counselling.

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Sunday Times

'How much should we rely on league tables when choosing a school for our son?'

 

It's one of those questions which should have a fairly obvious answer; how much should parents rely on league tables when selecting a school? By Josie Gurney-Read, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Rebels force Morgan into U-turn on academies

 

Nicky Morgan is preparing to make a U-turn over plans to force all schools to become academies as she battles to contain a Tory rebellion. By various, Times.

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Times

Hunt for new Ofsted chief inspector of schools reaches final stage

 

Shortlisted candidates interviewed this week as government zeroes in on Michael Wilshaw’s replacement. By Richard Adams, Guardian.

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Guardian

The science of revision: nine ways pupils can revise for exams more effectively

 

Ditch the highlighter and teach a friend. Psychology shows us a lot about how to improve our memory and avoid distractions – here are some dos and don’ts. By Bradley Busch, Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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