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Daily News Summary
29 August 2018

image 'Crisis in children's mental health' as study finds almost a quarter of 14-year-old girls have self-harmed
image Letters: the problem with league tables
image Letters: solving inequality in the education system
image Education Secretary details DfE priorities
image Scottish pupils failing at mental arithmitic
image Off-rolling could get worse, warns Ofsted chief
image Dozens of five-year-olds excluded, investigation finds

'Crisis in children's mental health' as study finds almost a quarter of 14-year-old girls have self-harmed

 

A study by the Children’s Society has estimated that nearly one in four teenage girls have self-harmed in the past year. By May Bulman, The Independent.

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The Independent

Letters: the problem with league tables

 

Neil Roskilly, chief executive officer of the Independent Schools Association, writes to The Times criticising the status of league tables which, he argues, are a 'narrow measure of a school’s worth'.

Letter towards the top of the page.

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The Times

Letters: solving inequality in the education system

 

In response to a Guardian long read by Melissa Benn, two readers offer their views as to whether abolishing the private school system is the answer to inequality.

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The Guardian

Education Secretary details DfE priorities

 

The Department for Education has published a document setting out its priorities, according to Tes. By Martin George.

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Tes

Scottish pupils failing at mental arithmitic

 

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has raised concerns about pupils' mathematical ability, after pupils failed to handle mental arithmetic in their exams. By Hamish Macdonell, The Times.

iNews also reports that Scotland‘s largest teaching union has concerns over the use of standardised tests in primary schools.

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The Times

Off-rolling could get worse, warns Ofsted chief

 

Ofsted chief inspector, Amanda Spielman, has warned that the problem with schools off-rolling pupils will only get worse if it is not tackled effectively. By Alix Robertson, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Dozens of five-year-olds excluded, investigation finds

 

An investigation by The Times has found dozens of five-year-olds have been excluded for bad behaviour. By Paul Morgan‑Bentley and Rosemary Bennett.

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The Times

 

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