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Daily News Summary
5 June 2018

image Letters: GCSE exams
image Teacher's YouTube channel all about grammar
image Concern expressed over frequency of memorial silences in schools
image 'Sustainable learning' commission will look at UK's future skills needs
image 'Learn from Scotland and ban fruit juices in schools'
image Make PSHE education mandatory, says NAHT general secretary

Letters: GCSE exams

 

Adam Pettitt, head at Highgate School, has written to The Times responding to comments made by Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, who expressed concern about the exam system - and the risk of the World Cup being a distraction for some. Andrew Halls, headmaster at King’s College School, Wimbledon, also has a letter published in The Times on the same subject.

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The Times

Teacher's YouTube channel all about grammar

 

A head of English has her own YouTube channel, which features 105 videos teaching students the rules and application of English grammar. By Amy Hanna, Tes.

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Tes

Concern expressed over frequency of memorial silences in schools

 

The Times reports that schools which hold too many one-minute silences leave pupils upset or numbed. By Nicola Woolcock and Rosemary Bennett.

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The Times

'Sustainable learning' commission will look at UK's future skills needs

 

Neil Carmichael is to chair a Commission on Sustainable Learning for Life, Work and a Changing Economy, which is being launched by education company Pearson. By George Ryan, Tes.

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Tes

'Learn from Scotland and ban fruit juices in schools'

 

Campaigners are calling on the Government to follow Scotland's lead and ban fruit juices in schools. By Chris Smyth, The Times.

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The Times

Make PSHE education mandatory, says NAHT general secretary

 

Paul Whiteman, general secretary of the school leaders’ union NAHT, writes for The Times saying personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education should be mandatory for all pupils in all schools. Schools Week reports that 90% of heads want to see the introduction of compulsory PSHE lessons.

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The Times

 

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