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Daily News Summary
10 Feb 2016

image Letters to the Times
image More than a fifth of 15-year-olds 'low performers in maths'
image More than half of art teachers consider quitting as subject becomes 'devalued'
image Teachers are leaving as government falls short on recruitment, NAO finds
image Calls to improve education for 'vulnerable' children outside mainstream schools
image Schools should stop 'fat shaming' overweight children and give them advice to lose weight, says report
image Science: ways to improve disadvantaged pupils' grades go under the microscope

Letters to the Times

 

Continued debate following this weekend's news coverage about the improvement of the state sector. Features letters from Neil Roskilly, Chief Executive Officer of the ISA, and Nicholas M Allen, Former chairman of IAPS.

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Times

More than a fifth of 15-year-olds 'low performers in maths'

 

OECD study shows that 22 per cent of the teenagers struggled with arithmetic, with 17 per cent below par in reading, and 15 per cent in science. By Agency, The Telegraph. Also reported by The TES.

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Telegraph
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TES

More than half of art teachers consider quitting as subject becomes 'devalued'

 

Subject is squeezed in amid high-stakes exams, survey reveals. By Helen Ward, The TES. Also reported by Arts Professional who write that state school art teachers blame the EBacc as young people are steered away from their subject.

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Arts Professional

Teachers are leaving as government falls short on recruitment, NAO finds

 

Number of teachers leaving the profession has risen 11% over three years, NAO says, and recruitment targets have been missed for past four years. By Rajeev Syal and Sally Weale, The Guardian. Also reported by The Telegraph, BBC News online and The TES.

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Guardian
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Telegraph
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BBC
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TES

Calls to improve education for 'vulnerable' children outside mainstream schools

 

A report from Ofsted found that at one in 10 alternative providers there were "substantial gaps" in pupils' timetables including in English and maths. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Schools should stop 'fat shaming' overweight children and give them advice to lose weight, says report

 

Schools should stop “fat shaming” overweight children and instead give them helpful advice to lose weight, a new report by Olympian and adventurer James Cracknell says which also backs a sugar tax. By Paul Gallagher, The Independent.

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Independent

Science: ways to improve disadvantaged pupils' grades go under the microscope

 

EEF and Royal Society will look at how to raise performance in primary and secondary. By Adi Bloom, The TES.

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TES

 

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