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Daily News Summary
20 June 2018

image Call for mobile phones to be banned from schools
image Shortage of maths teachers affecting disadvantaged students the most
image 'Equality needs to be achieved for both men and women'
image How can art help mental health issues?
image Why teachers should be talking about Love Island

Call for mobile phones to be banned from schools

 

Matt Hancock, the culture and digital secretary, has called for mobile phones to be banned from schools. By Sebastian Mann, The Times. This story has attracted widespread coverage.

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The Times

Shortage of maths teachers affecting disadvantaged students the most

 

Research from the Nuffield Foundation has found that secondary school pupils are the most affected by England's shortage of maths teachers and are more likely to be taught by an inexperienced teacher or a teacher without a maths degree. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

'Equality needs to be achieved for both men and women'

 

Yvonne Williams writes for Tes about the subject of equality - arguing that it has two sides and must be achieved for both men and women. References Cheryl Giavannoni, CEO of the Girls' Day School Trust.

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Tes

How can art help mental health issues?

 

Hannah Day, head of art, media and film at Ludlow College, writes for Tes about the positive impact art can have in helping students to evaluate and reflect on their experiences.

What do you think? Do you find art can have a therapeutic effect upon your pupils? Do you use creative or innovative techniques in lessons to help pupils with any mental health issues? If you'd like to write a 400-800 word blog on the subject, please email georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk.

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Tes

Why teachers should be talking about Love Island

 

Omar Akbar, a science teacher and author, discusses the popular show Love Island and debates whether it is best to discuss issues raised by the show with pupils, or avoid talking about it altogether. Tes.

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Tes

 

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