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Daily News Summary
11 Oct 2016

image Greening’s first education questions
image Huge increase in number of graduates 'bad for UK economy'
image Allow students into universities with lower grades if they have been 'held back by poverty', says official review
image Rank schools by pupil wellbeing to tackle mental health 'crisis', says former leading head
image The pit village lad with ‘gypsy’ blood and an aching to be an MP
image Teenagers face stigma in school for mental-health difficulties, survey finds
image Health alert as more than 1.6m pupils in a decade start secondary school overweight
image BSA one day conference: Safeguarding

Greening’s first education questions

 

Schools Week details the highlights from Parliament yesterday afternoon, as Justine Greening answered education questions for the first time since her appointment. The Ebacc, SEN, funding for special schools, early years and PSHE were among some of the issues discussed. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Huge increase in number of graduates 'bad for UK economy'

 

The government is being urged to end the political drive to get more people into university after new research showed that graduates are “colonising” jobs in banking, education, the police and estate agency that were the preserve of school-leavers in the past. By Larry Elliot, Guardian.

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Guardian

Allow students into universities with lower grades if they have been 'held back by poverty', says official review

 

Bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds should be accepted into universities with lower grades on the basis they have been "held back by poverty", a government review has suggested. By Javier Espinoza, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Rank schools by pupil wellbeing to tackle mental health 'crisis', says former leading head

 

The Government must introduce a wellbeing league table for schools, in order to tackle the current mental health “crisis” in young people, a former leading head teacher has said. By Josie Gurney-Read, Telegraph. Also reported by BBC News and TES. Quotes Sir Anthony Seldon, former Master of Wellington College, speaking at the Tatler Schools Live conference. Jane Lunnon, Head at Wimbledon High School also spoke at the Tatler conference, discussing the benefits of single-sex education. Mail.

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Telegraph
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Daily Mail

The pit village lad with ‘gypsy’ blood and an aching to be an MP

 

The Times features an article following the publication of Conservative politician, Ken Clarke's autobiography. The article references Nottingham High School where he discussed the bursary he received and how transformational this was to him. Times.

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Times

Teenagers face stigma in school for mental-health difficulties, survey finds

 

More than 2,000 young people between the ages of 11 and 24 were questioned by the youth charity YMCA. The survey, published to coincide with World Mental Health Day, revealed that 38 per cent of those with mental-health difficulties felt that they were stigmatised for them. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

Health alert as more than 1.6m pupils in a decade start secondary school overweight

 

More than 1.6 million children who started secondary school in the past decade were overweight or obese, new calculations show. TES.

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TES

BSA one day conference: Safeguarding

 

BSA will be holding a safeguarding conference, 'Keeping safeguarding at the heart of school life', on Thursday 20th October. Click for more information and to book your place.

 

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