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Daily News Summary
22 Mar 2016

image ISC Blog: Inspiring creativity for life
image Nearly half of England’s teachers plan to leave in next five years
image Staying in school longer does not mean higher earnings, study of school leaving age shows
image Schools are relying on inexperienced staff and supply teachers, survey reveals
image Anxiety following academisation plans
image 60-hour weeks and unrealistic targets: teachers' working lives uncovered
image Sir Ken Robinson urges schools to help increase outdoor playtime for children
image Teenagers’ sexting out of control, says Labour
image Tips on reducing teacher stress from the ‘happiest school on earth’

ISC Blog: Inspiring creativity for life

 

Creativity is now in the top three qualities sought by employers from the world’s largest economies – and rightly so, says Mark Ronan, Headmaster at Pocklington School.

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ISC

Nearly half of England’s teachers plan to leave in next five years

 

Teachers, at breaking point trying to cope with the relentless exam and curriculum changes, already plan to leave the state system in record numbers, a Guardian survey has found, as the government calls for longer school days and more maths lessons. By Liz Lightfoot, The Guardian. References St Nicholas Prep School in Knightsbridge.

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Guardian

Staying in school longer does not mean higher earnings, study of school leaving age shows

 

Extra years of education can mean that pupils who leave school to go straight into jobs have less work experience at the start of their careers. The Telegraph. Also reported by TES.

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Telegraph
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TES

Schools are relying on inexperienced staff and supply teachers, survey reveals

 

Seven in 10 teachers believe the recruitment crisis is affecting pupil results and attainment, according to Guardian research. The Guardian.

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Guardian

Anxiety following academisation plans

 

Further coverage regarding the Government's plans to force all state schools to become academies. Including reports on a protest march to Westminster, anger among parents and further opinion pieces on the topic. Reported by The Independent, TES, Guardian, BBC News online and The Conversation.

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Independent
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TES
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Guardian
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BBC
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The Conversation

60-hour weeks and unrealistic targets: teachers' working lives uncovered

 

The Guardian’s survey of teachers provides a snapshot into the realities of teaching – from career ambitions to mental health concerns. By Rachel Banning-Lover, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Sir Ken Robinson urges schools to help increase outdoor playtime for children

 

Three-quarters of parents say their child prefers to play sport online rather than in the real world. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

Teenagers’ sexting out of control, says Labour

 

Britain’s sexting epidemic is a “timebomb” for a generation of children, Labour will warn today as figures show a big spike in cases being investigated by the police over the past five years. By Elizabeth Rigby, The Times. Also reported by BBC News online.

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Times
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BBC

Tips on reducing teacher stress from the ‘happiest school on earth’

 

With news that half of England’s teachers plan to leave in the next five years, what can be done to keep them? By Liz Lightfoot, The Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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