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Daily News Summary
21 Jun 2016

image Academic selection means disadvantaged children are less likely to learn in-depth maths, Pisa report warns
image Report: half of teaching assistants faced physical violence in past year
image Ofsted’s focus on white pupils hides ethnic minority under-achievement
image Rehashed A-level exam questions gave some students 'unfair advantage', pupils claim
image Ebacc is leading to pupils being channelled into subject choices
image Nine in 10 teachers believe Sats preparation harms children's mental health, survey finds
image 'If adults criticise the views of the young, they are accused of jeopardising their mental health'
image Are there too many people going to university?

Academic selection means disadvantaged children are less likely to learn in-depth maths, Pisa report warns

 

Grammar schools and setting by subject deprive disadvatanged children of the chance to learn about core mathematical concepts that are vital to academic success, a new analysis of Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) data suggests. By Irena Barker, TES.

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Report: half of teaching assistants faced physical violence in past year

 

One respondent tells of being ‘kicked and punched’ and others fear being badly hurt in classroom, according to Unison study. By Sally Weale, Guardian. Also in Schools Week and TES.

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Ofsted’s focus on white pupils hides ethnic minority under-achievement

 

Under-performing ethnic minority groups have become lost among headlines claiming that white working-class pupils are worse off, an education adviser explained. By Laura Mcinerney, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Rehashed A-level exam questions gave some students 'unfair advantage', pupils claim

 

Candidates say some biology test questions were lifted from a previous paper, but exam board stands by its exam and says questions can be repeated over time. By Kaye Wiggins, TES.

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Ebacc is leading to pupils being channelled into subject choices

 

Year 9 pupils are being channelled into subject choices depending on their learner profiles and after being handed specially tailored option books. By Alex Robertson, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Nine in 10 teachers believe Sats preparation harms children's mental health, survey finds

 

Pupils' levels of engagement and motivation have also been affected, educators warn. By Eleanor Busby, TES.

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'If adults criticise the views of the young, they are accused of jeopardising their mental health'

 

Those who refute talk of a mental-health crisis among the young are accused of callous indifference. But we shouldn't see everything through the lens of psychological harm. Opinion by Claire Fox, director of the Institute of Ideas.

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Are there too many people going to university?

 

Record numbers of students are entering university each year and following the removal of the cap on university places, the Government has predicted that this trend is likely to continue. By Lewis Gregory, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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