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Daily News Summary
18 July 2018

image Considering taking T-levels? Best to 'leave it a year', says skills minister
image Misbehaving children should be ignored in class
image Changes to religious education are long overdue, report shows
image Learning should continue throughout the summer holidays
image Bug corrupts school information management systems
image Holiday childcare - how much does it really cost?

Considering taking T-levels? Best to 'leave it a year', says skills minister

 

Skills minister, Anne Milton, has shown a lack of confidence in the new T-level qualification, due to be launched in 2010. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

Tes includes an article reporting on remarks made by the shadow further education minister, Gordon Marsden, who has criticised Ms Milton for her comments.

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The Times

Misbehaving children should be ignored in class

 

According to a study led by the University of Exeter Medical School, teachers who ignore misbehaving children, and praise the well-behaved, were more likely to see positive results in the overall conduct of the class. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Changes to religious education are long overdue, report shows

 

Former Labour education secretary, Charles Clarke, has stated that religious education in schools is outdated and should better reflect the UK. By Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Learning should continue throughout the summer holidays

 

Daisy Christodoulou, director of education at No More Marking, argues that children should not allow learning to 'disappear' over the summer holidays. Tes.

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Tes

Bug corrupts school information management systems

 

A bug has hit Capita’s Schools Information Management System (SIMS), which supplies information management to 23,000 schools. By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Holiday childcare - how much does it really cost?

 

The Family and Childcare Trust has surveyed local councils across England, Scotland and Wales about the cost of holiday childcare provision. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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