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Daily News Summary
2 Jun 2016

image ISC Blog: Let's speak about the F word
image 'Cash shortage for special educational needs' support
image Schools with large numbers of EU students 'perform better'
image Humanists threaten further court action over unlawful RE syllabus
image Half of new regional schools commissioner deputies appointed
image Wild things: how ditching the classroom boosts children's mental health
image 'Joining a multi-academy trust is like marriage without divorce'
image Do myths and folklore damage children’s brains?

ISC Blog: Let's speak about the F word

 

Mark Woodward, Head of Careers at Bablake School in Coventry, discusses the importance of feminism and challenges male leaders and teachers to be positive role models in schools.

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'Cash shortage for special educational needs' support

 

Schools in England are struggling to support the 1.1 million pupils with special needs or disabilities (SEND) in mainstream classrooms, a report says. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News online. Also reported by Schools Week and TES.

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Schools Week
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TES

Schools with large numbers of EU students 'perform better'

 

Schools with a large number of European Union students outperform their peers, new research suggests, as concern grew for British children who tend to lag behind their foreign classmates. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Also reported by The Independent, Schools Week and TES.

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Independent
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Schools Week
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TES

Humanists threaten further court action over unlawful RE syllabus

 

The British Humanist Association (BHA) has threatened the government with further legal action if it refuses to accept that its new religious-education GCSE syllabus is unlawful. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

Half of new regional schools commissioner deputies appointed

 

At least half of the new deputy directors being brought in to bolster the offices of the regional schools commissioners have already been appointed, TES has learned. By Richard Vaughan, TES.

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TES

Wild things: how ditching the classroom boosts children's mental health

 

Getting outdoors can pay dividends in academic performance – but it also improves pupils’ concentration and confidence. By Matthew Jenkin, The Guardian.

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Guardian

'Joining a multi-academy trust is like marriage without divorce'

 

We ask headteachers with experience of converting from schools to academies what the process was like. By Zofia Niemtus, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Do myths and folklore damage children’s brains?

 

Children’s fantasy literature has never been just one thing. Animal fables, folk and fairy tales were not originally intended for a child audience, while the relatively recent phenomenon that is entertaining (rather than principally didactic) children’s literature has many origins that are not fantastic at all. By Daniel Hahn, The Spectator.

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The Spectator

 

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