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Daily News Summary
4 December 2018

image Looked-after children to receive mentoring or scholarships from independent schools
image More than a quarter of pupils worry about parents' financial situation
image ISC Blog: Why it’s never too early to put STEAM on the curriculum
image Ministers warned not to use PISA tests “without careful consideration of exactly what is being measured”
image Social media and mental health
image Ofsted says special needs support is a "national scandal"
image Air filters for nurseries in pollution hotspots

Looked-after children to receive mentoring or scholarships from independent schools

 

New plans announced today by Nadhim Zahawi MP will see more children in care offered places at independent schools. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

More than a quarter of pupils worry about parents' financial situation

 

A survey carried out by YouGov and commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation has found 26% of children aged between 10 and 15 worry about their families not having enough money. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

ISC Blog: Why it’s never too early to put STEAM on the curriculum

 

Dr Katie King, science subject leader at Headington Prep School, outlines the importance of studying STEAM at a young age - particularly for girls.

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ISC

Ministers warned not to use PISA tests “without careful consideration of exactly what is being measured”

 

A report for Cambridge Assessment has found the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) does not focus on important elements of what is taught in English schools. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Social media and mental health

 

Katharine Sadler, research director at the National Centre for Social Research, discusses the effect social media can have on young people's mental health. The Times.

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The Times

Ofsted says special needs support is a "national scandal"

 

Ofsted chief, Amanda Spielman, has said the missing support for thousands of children with special educational needs is a "national scandal". By Hannah Richardson, BBC News.

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BBC

Air filters for nurseries in pollution hotspots

 

Selected nurseries will take part in publicly funded trials of air filters, after research revealed air pollution is worse in classrooms than outdoors. By Ben Webster, The Times.

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The Times

 

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