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Daily News Summary
26 Apr 2016

image Falkner House to launch London's first pre-prep boys' school for 15 years
image Wellington trials system aimed at identifying pupils vulnerable to ‘meltdown’
image Teaching assistants will be trained to respond to pupils' mental health issues
image ‘Inexpensive’ phonics trial improves disadvantaged pupils’ literacy
image Academies plan could see Tory defeat as opposition grows
image Ministers could ease way for councils to run academies
image Teachers are the workers most likely to put in extra hours, survey finds

Falkner House to launch London's first pre-prep boys' school for 15 years

 

The family behind the Falkner House girls’ school in South Kensington has invested £10m in launching a new pre-preparatory school for boys to meet a surge in demand. By Rebecca Burn-Callander, The Telegraph. Quotes Anita Griggs, head teacher at Falkner House.

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Telegraph

Wellington trials system aimed at identifying pupils vulnerable to ‘meltdown’

 

A prominent independent school could test and monitor all of its pupils to identify those vulnerable to ‘meltdown’ after a successful trial of a new system. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week. Quotes Ed Venables, housemaster at Wellington College who led the pilot.

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Schools Week

Teaching assistants will be trained to respond to pupils' mental health issues

 

A new grant will train pastoral and support staff to spot mental-health warning signs in pupils, and to intervene quickly and effectively. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

‘Inexpensive’ phonics trial improves disadvantaged pupils’ literacy

 

Parents will be forced to give up work to look after their children if the Government doesn’t scrap the requirement for nurseries to employ staff with at least a C in GCSE English and maths, campaigners have warned. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Academies plan could see Tory defeat as opposition grows

 

Government plans to turn every school into an academy could face a Tory defeat in the commons as opposition grows. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Ministers could ease way for councils to run academies

 

In an attempt to avert a backbench rebellion, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has signalled she will consider making it easier for councils to form their own multi-academy trusts. BBC News online.

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BBC

Teachers are the workers most likely to put in extra hours, survey finds

 

Teachers are the hardest workers in a nation of hard workers, new research suggests. BY Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

 

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