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Daily News Summary
31 July 2018

image Children are starting school unable to speak properly, says Education Secretary
image Poorer pupils are three times more likely to be out of work a decade after leaving school
image Highly structured teaching shown to increase pupils' performance in reading, maths and spelling
image Children are beginning to 'perpetrate sexual abuse', charity warns
image Advice ahead of A-level results day
image Urge for young people to be more practical about marriage

Children are starting school unable to speak properly, says Education Secretary

 

The Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP, has given his first major speech on social mobility, promising to tackle the "scandal" that some children are starting school unable to speak properly or read simple words. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News.

There is widespread coverage on this story.

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BBC

Poorer pupils are three times more likely to be out of work a decade after leaving school

 

Schools Week details the key findings from the Department for Education's recent survey which analyses the progress of vulnerable school leavers in the labour market by the age of 27. By Jess Staufenberg.

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Schools Week

Highly structured teaching shown to increase pupils' performance in reading, maths and spelling

 

Direct instruction, a fast-paced teaching method which uses highly structured lessons, has been shown to have a positive effect on learning following decades of research. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

Children are beginning to 'perpetrate sexual abuse', charity warns

 

The charity Barnardo’s has warned that children as young as five are beginning to 'perpetrate sexual abuse' because of what they have viewed on social media. By Laura Donnelly, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Advice ahead of A-level results day

 

Ahead of A-level results day, The Telegraph advises pupils on a number of different topics including collecting results, sorting accommodation, understanding Clearing, and detailing how Adjustment works.

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The Telegraph

Urge for young people to be more practical about marriage

 

Divorce lawyer, Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia, has urged schools to teach children about marriage. By Frances Gibb, The Times.

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The Times

 

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