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ISC Daily News Summary 20 September

Parents pay 45pc premium to live close to top-performing English state schools

General Education

Parents in England are forced to pay a hefty premium if they want to live near one of the top state schools in the country, with homes near the best secondary institutions commanding an average house price of £415,844, adding 45pc to the English average. By Sophie Christie, The Telegraph. Also reported by Tes and The Independent. The Times picks up on the extra parents are paying for homes close to Scotland’s top state schools.

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

Mental Health

A quarter of girls and nearly one in 10 boys show signs of depression at the age of 14, say UK researchers. By Michelle Roberts, BBC News. Also reported by The Times and Tes.

Most primary classes 'get less than two hours of science a week'

General Education

Three in 10 primary teachers did not receive any support to teach science last year, according to a Wellcome Trust study. By Martin George, Tes. The Guardian also reports on the subject.

MPs to investigate alternative provision

Education Policy

The education of children in alternative provision will be the focus of an inquiry by the Commons Education Select Committee. By Martin George, Tes. Also reported by Schools Week.

Domestic abuse victims are ignored because some police officers see it as a 'lifestyle choice', report finds

Child Welfare

Child victims of domestic abuse are being ignored because some police officers see it as a “lifestyle choice”, a major report has found. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph. Also reported BBC News.

Barriers, Bias and Beliefs: Teacher and student psychological wellbeing conference

Message from ISC

27 September, 6pm-8.30pm, Putney High School Performing Arts Centre (PAC)

Putney High School, the GDST and Positive are launching a new initiative for schools, focussing on “Wellbeing for the 21st Century” - psychological health, emotional resilience and improved communication. Leading experts in wellbeing and academic attainment will deliver insights from the latest advances in psychology and neuroscience, currently being delivered as part of the Positive Schools Programme.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.

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