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Daily News Summary
17 May 2016

image Give Schools £500m To Tackle Growing Mental Health Problems Among Young, Think Tank Says
image Resilience & Stability
image OCR exam board drops modern foreign language GCSEs and A levels
image New GCSE and A-Level courses still not approved just weeks before start of new academic year
image Supply teacher spend exceeds £800m
image Ofsted warning over 'thousands of children in danger of radicalisation'
image How Spanish is the only foreign language growing in popularity in English schools
image GSA Summer Briefing

Give Schools £500m To Tackle Growing Mental Health Problems Among Young, Think Tank Says

 

Schools should have a mental health professional on hand at least once a week to deal with the growing number of young people with problems, a report has urged. By Graeme Demianyk, Huffington Post. Also reported by Schools Week and The Guardian.

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Huffington Post
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Schools Week
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Guardian

Resilience & Stability

 

Approximately 7% of school children are currently educated at independent schools in Britain, but this figure hides a more complex reality. References the Independent Schools Council 2016 Census. Independent Schools Magazine.

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Independent Schools Magazine

OCR exam board drops modern foreign language GCSEs and A levels

 

Board says it took its decision to pull out of modern foreign languages to give teachers time 'to make a considered choice about new qualifications for this September'. By Kaye Wiggins, TES. Also reported by Schools Week.

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TES
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Schools Week

New GCSE and A-Level courses still not approved just weeks before start of new academic year

 

One in five new GCSEs and A-levels specifications that schools have to teach from September have still not been signed off with just a few teaching weeks left before the summer. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Supply teacher spend exceeds £800m

 

Primary and secondary schools in England struggling to recruit teachers spent £821m on supply staff last year, it has emerged. By David Rhodes, BBC News online.

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BBC

Ofsted warning over 'thousands of children in danger of radicalisation'

 

Thousands of children are in danger of being radicalised as they remain hidden from authorities in unregistered schools across the country, Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

How Spanish is the only foreign language growing in popularity in English schools

 

Spanish lessons are booming in schools across England despite the general decline of modern foreign languages taught in classes. By Raziye Akkoc , The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

GSA Summer Briefing

 

ISC school heads, senior staff and governors are welcome to join GSA members at a Summer Briefing day at 10.30am on Thursday 16 June at 30 Euston Square, London. The Briefing will focus on key issues for schools & school leaders: Exam reform, Regulation & Inspection, ISC Research, Transgender issues and Technology in Schools. The day is offered at no charge to GSA members; non-GSA members are warmly welcome to attend for a small charge.

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GSA

 

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