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Daily News Summary
27 Apr 2016

image ISC Blog: How can schools do more to support young people facing an increasingly uncertain employment future?
image 'How exactly does making key stage 2 tests harder improve standards?'
image Teachers to be trained as 'mental health first-aiders'
image SEND reforms put more pressure on parents, says study
image Six-year-olds need delight, not drilling ā€“ this grammar regime is a farce
image 'Leave us alone': teens plea to parents suffering from exams stress

ISC Blog: How can schools do more to support young people facing an increasingly uncertain employment future?

 

Sarah Newbery, Head of Careers & Work Experience at St Mary's School, Cambridge, discusses her work with MyBigCareer in supporting schools to deliver satisfactory careers education.

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'How exactly does making key stage 2 tests harder improve standards?'

 

Year 6 teachers up and down the country are having sleepless nights in the run-up to Sats. But shouldn't great learning be about building confidence and motivation as well as basic skills, asks this prep-school head. By Frances Mwale, prep headmistress at Farlington School.

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Teachers to be trained as 'mental health first-aiders'

 

A new research trial will train teachers to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental ill health in pupils and colleagues. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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SEND reforms put more pressure on parents, says study

 

Some parents complain of a lack of support from their schools in getting their child assessed for an education, health and care (EHC) plan. By Helen Ward, TES.

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Six-year-olds need delight, not drilling ā€“ this grammar regime is a farce

 

As a teacher Iā€™m glad the spelling, punctuation and grammar test had to be scrapped this year. We need to stop colluding with this damaging system. By Angela Moore, The Guardian.

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'Leave us alone': teens plea to parents suffering from exams stress

 

Britain's stressed out teenagers just want their parents to leave them alone during exam time, according to a new report. The Telegraph.

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