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ISC Daily News Summary 18 April 2019

Sport can improve behaviour of young children, research finds

Mental Health

According to research by scientists at the University of Alberta, behavioural problems in children can be alleviated through participation in organised sport. By Rhys Blakely, The Times.

The Telegraph reports schools are being called upon to ensure physical education is put at the heart of the curriculum to help tackle the “crisis” in young people's mental health. By Jeremy Wilson.

"School exam results only measure one aspect of education"


Neil McLennan argues newspapers should publish employment results, youth mental health statistics, juvenile crime statistics and community engagement statistics, alongside exam results. The Times.

FSB calls for nurseries to be exempt from business rates

Primary Education and Early Years

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged the Government to offer nurseries a discount on business rates to help ease the pressure of rising costs. By Julia Bradshaw, The Telegraph.

Four in five teachers are victims of bullying, survey reveals

Teaching and Learning

The NASUWT teaching union has revealed four in five teachers have been bullied in school, leading some to turn to alcohol and prescribed drugs to cope. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

Nearly 50,000 students missing in "unexplained" moves

General Education

Research by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has found nearly 50,000 pupils in a single year group were removed from school rolls without any proper explanation. The findings have raised concerns about pupils being “off-rolled” in a bid to boost exam results. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

David Laws, EPI executive chairman, has written a comment in The Times on the issue.

Supporting pupils who have suffered from traumatic experiences

Child Welfare

Lynn Miles, a lecturer in education at Teesside University, discusses how schools can best support children who have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience. Tes.

'Corbyn's policies would be a disaster for English education'

Education Policy

Nick Timothy writes a comment piece in The Telegraph arguing that the Labour Party's education plans will 'jeopardise children's futures'.

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