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Daily News Summary
26 May 2016

image Why we need more mavericks in our schools
image Exam stress 'among teen suicide causes'
image Autism to be part of core teacher training, Government says
image Universities that take on less academically able students shouldn't be penalised
image Nicola Sturgeon to seek international advice on improving schools
image New childcare policy 'could widen the attainment gap' in schools
image Moving homes harms children's reading and maths scores, report finds

Why we need more mavericks in our schools

 

Michael Wilshaw’s full speech from the Bedales liberating leaders conference. Via School Improvement. Also a comment on the speech by Russell Hobby, general secretary of NAHT.

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Schools Improvement
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TES

Exam stress 'among teen suicide causes'

 

Exam pressures and physical health problems, like acne, are major contributory factors in the suicides of young people, according to research. By Michael Buchanan, BBC News. Also in Times.

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BBC
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Times

Autism to be part of core teacher training, Government says

 

Teachers will be taught how to support children with autism for the first time following months of campaigning from charities, parents and MPs, it has emerged. By Javier Espinoza, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Universities that take on less academically able students shouldn't be penalised

 

One of the most interesting policy innovations of the last 10 years has been the pupil premium. Like many good ideas, it is both very simple and guided brilliantly by a combination of evidence and common sense. Opinion by John Raftery, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Nicola Sturgeon to seek international advice on improving schools

 

Scotland's first minister will convene an 'advisory group' of thinkers to help raise standards. By Henry Hepburn, TES.

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TES

New childcare policy 'could widen the attainment gap' in schools

 

A new policy that will provide working families with 30 hours of free childcare for the under-5s could widen the attainment gap when children start school, a report warns today. By Irena Barker, TES.

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TES

Moving homes harms children's reading and maths scores, report finds

 

Every time a family moves homes a child’s reading and maths results suffer and their behaviour becomes more disruptive, new research has revealed. By javier Espinoza, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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