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Daily News Summary
6 Apr 2016

image ATL Conference 2016:
image Single-sex schools 'must adapt for transgender pupils'
image Pupils are going hungry during their summer break, teachers warn
image Members back ‘super union’ talks with NUT
image Education charity pulls support services to make way for teaching schools
image Selfies, 'mindfulness' and the destructive age of self-obsession: it's too easy to blame the Internet
image ‘Meaningful, manageable, motivating: The three paths to teachers’ liberation from their red/green/purple pens’
image ‘Is Tom Bennett really suggesting that film shouldn't have a place in the core classroom learning of young people?’

ATL Conference 2016

 

The following four stories have come from the Association of Teachers and Lecturers’ annual conference, held in Liverpool. Reports focus on single-sex schools 'adapting for transgender pupils', pupils going hungry during summer break, the formation of a 'super union' and an education charity pulling support services.

Single-sex schools 'must adapt for transgender pupils'

 

Members of the ATL debated the challenges around gender identity prejudice in schools. Reports today focus on the issues facing single sex schools and how they must find a way to accommodate pupils who come out as transgender. Reported by BBC News, The Telegraph, Herald Scotland, Independent.

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BBC
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Telegraph
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Herald
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Independent

Pupils are going hungry during their summer break, teachers warn

 

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers annual conference discussed the need for more and better holiday schemes which include meals. Reported by BBC News, TES, The Telegraph, Independent, Herald Scotland and Daily Mail.

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BBC
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TES
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Telegraph
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Independent
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Herald
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Daily Mail

Members back ‘super union’ talks with NUT

 

Talks about the possible formation of a ‘super union’ between the National Union of Teachers and Association of Teachers and Lecturers will be stepped up after ATL members have backed the plan. Reported by Schools Week and TES.

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Schools Week
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TES

Education charity pulls support services to make way for teaching schools

 

An education charity has announced it will step away from providing school improvement services for a county council so teaching schools can instead lead the way. By John Dickens, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Selfies, 'mindfulness' and the destructive age of self-obsession: it's too easy to blame the Internet

 

As our society contracts and fragments, with more and more people isolated in their own communities and families - or lost to the lure of the Internet - our response has increasingly been to look inwards in order to find the resources to cope. By Peter Tait, former headmaster of Sherborne Preparatory School. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

‘Meaningful, manageable, motivating: The three paths to teachers’ liberation from their red/green/purple pens’

 

Yvonne Williams, a teacher and one of the 12 members of the government’s marking workload solutions group, shares reflections on her practice and hopes for solutions to the workload crisis. Yvonne Williams is head of English at Portsmouth High School for Girls. TES.

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TES

‘Is Tom Bennett really suggesting that film shouldn't have a place in the core classroom learning of young people?’

 

Film is arguably the great art medium of the last century and should be central to teaching, argues Paul Reeve, CEO of the Into Film education charity. By Paul Reeve, TES.

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TES

 

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