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Daily News Summary
17 Mar 2016

image Robots to replace teachers in 50 years, 11-year-olds predict
image Budget 2016
image Osborne considers compulsory maths lessons for under-18s
image Academisation of schools will lead to more pay disputes, union warns
image Children’s mental health needs to be at the heart of school policy
image Teenage girls in Scotland report soaring levels of school work pressure, and boys are not far behind
image How small change from school lunch money could raise millions for charity

Robots to replace teachers in 50 years, 11-year-olds predict

 

Girls taking part in a survey were asked what jobs they thought robots would be doing in 2066, and "replacing or helping teachers in the classroom" was the fourth most popular choice alongside "helping with homework". By Irena Barker, TES. Quotes Caroline Jordan, president of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) and Channing School in London.

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TES

Budget 2016

 

Coverage following the Chancellor's Budget speech where he identified education as a key priority area. Reported by TES, The Telegraph and Schools Week.

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Telegraph
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Schools Week

Osborne considers compulsory maths lessons for under-18s

 

Chancellor’s proposal to bolster educational attainment dismissed as ‘undeliverable’ due to teacher shortage. By Sally Weale, The Guardian. Also reported by The Times.

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Times

Academisation of schools will lead to more pay disputes, union warns

 

Teachers have warned of more industrial strife as they claim academisation of schools will push down pay and make it harder to attract young people into the profession. By Anushka Asthana, Heather Stewart and Rowena Mason, The Guardian. Also reported by BBC News online. The Independent also reports on this story from the perspective of four teachers. There are also letters to The Times Editor regarding sport funding in schools, academisation and the extended school day.

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Guardian
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BBC
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Independent
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Times

Children’s mental health needs to be at the heart of school policy

 

Support for emotional health in schools is increasingly being recognised as less of a nice add-on and more of an essential practice. By Lauren Carter-Davies, The Conversation.

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The Conversation

Teenage girls in Scotland report soaring levels of school work pressure, and boys are not far behind

 

PUPILS in Scotland are reporting high and increasing levels of pressure from school work, with the stress reported by teenage girls causing particular concern. By Stephen Naysmith, Herald Scotland.

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Herald

How small change from school lunch money could raise millions for charity

 

School enterprise has come a long way since the days of selling misshapen fairy cakes in the canteen. Last year, a school team from Hackney won the grand finals of the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge with a concept that could potentially raise £14.4 millon a year for charity. By Helen Amass, TES.

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TES

 

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