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Daily News Summary
6 Oct 2016

image Pupils aged nine are woken by mobile ten times a night because they cannot bear to turn off the devices at night
image Quarter of a billion spent on exam entries a year, expert claims
image Cambridge: we can spot a coached pupil
image Theresa May pledges to lift ban on grammar schools
image My son is bright and intelligent but lacks motivation at school - what can we do?
image Five schools unveiled as regional research hubs
image Children's mental health in crisis – readers share their stories
image ISC blog: It’s a big wide world out there...should schools do more to guide pupils before they enter it?

Pupils aged nine are woken by mobile ten times a night because they cannot bear to turn off the devices at night

 

A major survey reveals youngsters are now so addicted to social media that they cannot bear to turn their devices off at night and sleep with them in their beds.

From HMC conference in Stratford-upon-Avon. By Eleanor Harding, Mail. Also in Telegraph, TES, BBC News.

Articles quote Mike Buchanan, HMC chair and head of Ashford School.

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Telegraph
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BBC

Quarter of a billion spent on exam entries a year, expert claims

 

Durham University academic questions whether schools could get something better for this huge investment.

From HMC conference in Stratford-upon-Avon. By Eleanor Busby, TES.

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Cambridge: we can spot a coached pupil

 

Coaching for university interviews is a waste of time and money, the head of admissions at Cambridge has said.

From HMC conference in Stratford-upon-Avon. By Nicola Woolcock, Times. TES reports on the same session focusing on how some young people have lost the 'joy of learning' owing to a 'cult of perfectionism'.

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Theresa May pledges to lift ban on grammar schools

 

Theresa May told the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham that the ban introduced by Tony Blair’s government in 1998 was a ‘scandal’, and pledged to lift it. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week. Also in TES.

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My son is bright and intelligent but lacks motivation at school - what can we do?

 

In the latest Telegrah Q&A advice column experts adress whether motivation is something to be worried about and if there's anything that can be done to help. By Josie Gurney-Read with contributions from Sarah Jane Styles, head of St Hilda’s Prep School near Watford and Anita Griggs, head of Falkner House in London.

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Telegraph

Five schools unveiled as regional research hubs

 

The new “research schools” will receive the funding from the Education Endowment Foundation and the Institute for Effective Education to build support networks between the schools in their areas with the aim of getting teachers to make better use of evidence. By Billy Camden, Schools Week. Also in TES.

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Children's mental health in crisis – readers share their stories

 

Despite the collective efforts of schools, social workers and hospitals, children and parents speak of reduced services unable to help patients until their condition becomes critical. Here, 20 readers, including Leo Winkley, head of St Peter's School in York, talk about their experiences. Guardian.

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ISC blog: It’s a big wide world out there...should schools do more to guide pupils before they enter it?

 

Following reports on tattoos and other polarising life choices harming young people's futures, Tom Dawson, head of Sunningdale School, looks at the role of prep schools in preparing pupils for the next stage in their education.

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