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Daily News Summary
20 Sep 2016

image Reception children with poor language skills still struggling by Year 2
image Would you send one child to private and the other to state school?
image Don’t ignore child sexting, teachers told
image Tattoos spike young’s chance of a job, warns ex-Apprentice star
image Shappi Khorsandi on sex education: ‘We need to be less prudish’
image Liberal Democrats promise to end SATs tests for primary school children
image SEND Conference

Reception children with poor language skills still struggling by Year 2

 

Children who start Reception with poor English language skills are more likely than their peers to have academic, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in later years, a new study has found. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

Would you send one child to private and the other to state school?

 

Telegraph outlines varying reasons for sending a child to either state or independent school. By Alice Barraclough, Telegraph. References Hanford School, Dorset.

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Telegraph

Don’t ignore child sexting, teachers told

 

Concerns about a child’s sexual behaviour, including sexting and sharing sexual images, should always be followed up, according to guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice). The Times. BBC News online reports, in a separate study, that the internet can be "a playground for paedophiles" as figures showed a rise in children, worried about online abuse and grooming, contacting the NSPCC.

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Times
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BBC

Tattoos spike young’s chance of a job, warns ex-Apprentice star

 

They may be ubiquitous among young people, celebrities and footballers but tattoos have yet to win the admiration of everyone. Margaret Mountford, ex-Apprentice star, warns youngsters of the perils of tattoos in the workplace, reported by the Times and stemming from advice she recently gave to Benenden School pupils as she launched the school's new Professional Skills Programme. By Sian Griffiths. Also reported by Daily Mail.

What do you think? Would you, or do you counsel your students against getting tattoos or making other polarising choices in life? If you would like to write for an ISC blog contact georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk

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Times
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Daily Mail

Shappi Khorsandi on sex education: ‘We need to be less prudish’

 

The comedian and president of the British Humanist Association explains why she is campaigning for more sex education and less faith segregation in schools.By Rachel Williams, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Liberal Democrats promise to end SATs tests for primary school children

 

SATS testing in primary schools should be scrapped because the exams are a distraction from teaching, Tim Farron will say today, as he warns that new grammar schools are “not the answer”. By Kate McCann, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

SEND Conference

 

The eleventh in this prestigious series of conferences is aimed at SENCos, Directors of Learning, Learning Support Teachers and Heads and SMT members who wish to understand or improve the SEND provision in their schools. Book tickets and see more information.

 

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