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Daily News Summary
5 Apr 2016

image ATL Conference 2016:
image Schools minister heckled over academy plans
image Children's mental health
image Pushy parents
image 'Gender identity and trans issues'
image Calls for professional unity
image Most commonly misspelt words: Can you pass the tricky quiz?

ATL Conference 2016

 

The following stories have come from the Association of Teachers and Lecturers’ annual conference, held in Liverpool. Reports focus on teachers' heckling of Nick Gibb over academy plans, children's mental health, pushy parents, transgender debates and calls for professional unity in the education sector.

Schools minister heckled over academy plans

 

Nick Gibb has been heckled by teachers as he defended government plans to turn all schools in England into academies. Reported by BBC News online, The Guardian, Independent, TES and Herald Scotland. The Guardian also reports on the Labour party's plan to block government plans.

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BBC
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Guardian
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Independent
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TES
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Herald
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Guardian

Children's mental health

 

Children as young as six are 'stressed' about exams and tests, education staff have told the Association of Teachers and Lecturers. By BBC News, The Telegraph, Schools Week and TES.

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BBC
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Telegraph
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Schools Week
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TES

Pushy parents

 

Teachers at independent schools have reported of an increase in pushy parents sending out angry emails demanding more details about "a child's day and its injustice". The Telegraph, Daily Mail and Times.

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Telegraph
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Daily Mail
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Times

'Gender identity and trans issues'

 

Members of the ATL teaching union will debate whether schools should consider introducing ‘gender-neutral’ toilets, changing rooms and uniforms to make transgender pupils feel more comfortable. The Daily Mail and Evening Standard.

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Daily Mail
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Evening Standard

Calls for professional unity

 

A former general secretary of the ASCL heads’ union calls for further professional unity in the education sector. By TES.

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TES

Most commonly misspelt words: Can you pass the tricky quiz?

 

Here are some of the most commonly misspelt words in the English language, according to a number of different studies. Can you pass the spelling test? The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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