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Daily News Summary
15 June 2018

image Geoff Barton raises concerns over the Government's rationale behind drive for new grammar schools
image Consultant psychotherapist advises "conduct disorder" training for all teachers
image Poor careers advice is leaving teenagers ill informed on their university choices
image EEF suggests that children's undiagnosed eye conditions are hindering their literacy skills
image Teachers' technology travails disadvantaging pupils' attainment potential

Geoff Barton raises concerns over the Government's rationale behind drive for new grammar schools

 

Geoff Barton (general secretary of ASCL) writes for the Tes outlining his views on grammar school expansion following a recent speech by Nick Gibb (link in article).

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Tes

Consultant psychotherapist advises "conduct disorder" training for all teachers

 

Consultant psychotherapist Brenda McHugh highlights an urgent need for training for teachers to help them manage pupils with "conduct disorder". By Jess Staufenberg, Tes.

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Tes

Poor careers advice is leaving teenagers ill informed on their university choices

 

A report published by the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has identified inconsistent and insufficient careers advice negatively impacting teenagers' university choices. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC.

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BBC

EEF suggests that children's undiagnosed eye conditions are hindering their literacy skills

 

EEF chief executive urges action on undiagnosed eye conditions affected children's literacy skills during Education Select Committee hearing. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

Teachers' technology travails disadvantaging pupils' attainment potential

 

A Tes Scotland poll and concerns raised at last week's Learning Through Technology conference have highlighted an emerging disparity between teachers' embrace of technology which has the potential to disadvantage pupils. By Emma Seith, Tes.

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Tes

 

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