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Daily News Summary
24 July 2018

image Open letter criticises government's U-turn on plans to boost early years teaching
image Sunday Politics North West: School closures
image Sex is now reduced to a bracket in the re-branding of 'relationships (and sex) education and health education'
image Scientists identify the genes which account for educational achievement
image Why would you invite a journalist to your school?
image Parents should put down smartphones to avert children's mental health crisis
image Classroom teachers will receive a 3.5% pay rise
image Why this teacher uses Nintendo Labo in his class

Open letter criticises government's U-turn on plans to boost early years teaching

 

In an open letter to ministers, academics and union leaders have criticised a government decision not to honour a pledge in last year's Early Years Workforce Strategy. By Helen Ward, Tes. Steven McIntosh, Save the Children UK’s director of UK poverty policy, has also written in Tes about this issue.

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Tes

Sunday Politics North West: School closures

 

The Sunday Politics North West Show questions whether free schools are a threat to independent schools in the North West region. Sue Hincks, headmistress at Bolton School Girls' Division is interviewed.

Watch from 57:19.

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BBC iPlayer

Sex is now reduced to a bracket in the re-branding of 'relationships (and sex) education and health education'

 

Laura McInerney argues that the reason behind the re-brand of 'relationships (and sex) education and health education' is "pure politics". The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Scientists identify the genes which account for educational achievement

 

International researchers have identified more than 1,200 differences in genes which help account for different levels of educational achievement. The Independent.

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The Independent

Why would you invite a journalist to your school?

 

Cath Murray looks back at her most memorable profile interviews of 2017-18 and explains why schools invite journalists to visit. Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Parents should put down smartphones to avert children's mental health crisis

 

A report from the Legatum Institute has linked the rise in mental health problems to high social media use among young people. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

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The Times

Classroom teachers will receive a 3.5% pay rise

 

The Government has announced a 3.5% pay rise for state school teachers in response to the 2018 report of the School Teachers’ Review Body, which makes recommendations on teacher pay. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

Further information can be found on the Department for Education's (DfE) website.

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Schools Week

Why this teacher uses Nintendo Labo in his class

 

Chris McGivern, a teacher at Southgate Primary School in London, has been integrating gaming into his curriculum for much of his teaching career. By Rhiannon Williams, iNews.

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iNews

 

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