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Daily News Summary
30 August 2018

image Maths and physics teachers leave profession within five years
image Letters: Integrating music into languages
image Children's books deter girls from considering careers in science
image Students have right to obtain their exam results data under GDPR
image Parents think children should be taught the signs of cancer, according to poll
image One child in every UK classroom has received a naked image, survey suggests

Maths and physics teachers leave profession within five years

 

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has conducted a report on teacher shortages which reveals half of maths and physics teachers have quit the profession within five years of starting their careers. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

John Blake, director of policy and strategy for Now Teach, writes a comment for The Times on this story. Schools Week details seven points learned from EPI's report.

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The Times

Letters: Integrating music into languages

 

Graham Davies, head of Spanish at Lancing College, writes to The Times discussing the merit of studying languages alongside music.

Letter below half-way down.

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The Times

Children's books deter girls from considering careers in science

 

Research has found girls as young as five-years-old are being put off future careers in science by children’s books that fail to depict female role models. By Rhys Blakely, The Times.

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The Times

Students have right to obtain their exam results data under GDPR

 

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said students have the right to ask exam boards for their marks, comments and appeals panel minutes for tests at GCSE, A-level, Highers and university. BBC News.

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BBC

Parents think children should be taught the signs of cancer, according to poll

 

A poll of 1,000 parents has suggested that secondary school children should be taught about the signs and symptoms of cancer. By Astrid Hall, The Independent.

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The Independent

One child in every UK classroom has received a naked image, survey suggests

 

A poll by the NSPCC has found that on average, one child in every British primary school has been sent a semi-naked image. By Mark Bridge, The Times.

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The Times

 

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