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Daily News Summary
9 August 2018

image BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire: independent schools and looked-after-children
image New exams are damaging to pupils' mental health, survey suggests
image Lack of graduate early years teachers
image Data literacy of NQTs should be raised
image 'The Government must honour its promise to children'
image What you need to know about degree apprenticeships

BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire: independent schools and looked-after-children

 

Julie Robinson, general secretary of the Independent Schools Council, was interviewed yesterday on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire. The discussion focused on independent schools taking part in a government-backed scheme that provides places for looked-after children. There was reference made to the work of the Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation and the work independent schools are doing for the wider education sector.

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New exams are damaging to pupils' mental health, survey suggests

 

A survey by the NEU teaching union has revealed that reforms to GCSEs and A-levels have damaged students’ mental health, as well as increased teacher workload. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

Lack of graduate early years teachers

 

Figures obtained through freedom of information requests, by Save the Children, have shown a shortage of more than 10,000 graduate early years teachers in nurseries. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

Data literacy of NQTs should be raised

 

A report called ‘School cultures and practices: supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils’ has recommended that schools focus on raising the data literacy of newly qualified teachers. By Alix Robertson, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'The Government must honour its promise to children'

 

Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, writes in The Times urging the Government to honour its commitment to extend position of trust laws to sports coaches.

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The Times

What you need to know about degree apprenticeships

 

Tes details the key points about degree apprenticeships, including their advantages and drawbacks. By George Ryan.

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Tes

 

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