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Daily News Summary
14 May 2018

image Call for British international schools to be able to award QTS
image Independent school adopts new approach to help boost pupils' confidence
image The importance of learning outside the classroom
image Ofqual to check lesson plans of teacher-examiners
image Letters: The value of independent-state school partnerships
image Why are teachers leaving the profession?
image NSPCC warns of rise in schools making mental health referrals
image Charity highlights lack of support for deaf children

Call for British international schools to be able to award QTS

 

COBIS has published proposals to help tackle the problem of teacher recruitment, including allowing British international schools to award qualified teacher status (QTS). By Charlotte Santry, Tes. COBIS has also revealed the results of a survey of more than 1,600 school leaders and teachers at British international schools.

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Tes

Independent school adopts new approach to help boost pupils' confidence

 

Teachers at North London Collegiate are writing positive comments in pupils' maths books in a bid to boost girls’ confidence in the subject. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

The importance of learning outside the classroom

 

Dr Bernard Trafford, interim headteacher of the Purcell School in Hertfordshire, writes for Tes about the benefit to students of out-of-classroom experiences.

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Tes

Ofqual to check lesson plans of teacher-examiners

 

Ofqual has signalled it intends to move forward with a plan to have exam boards sample lesson plans of teacher-examiners. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Letters: The value of independent-state school partnerships

 

Richard Russell, headmaster at Colfe’s School, has written to The Times to reinforce the sector's commitment to social mobility through independent-state school partnerships and through bursaries.

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The Times

Why are teachers leaving the profession?

 

The Guardian takes a close look at the issue of teacher recruitment and retention. By James Tapper.

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The Guardian

NSPCC warns of rise in schools making mental health referrals

 

NSPCC has published figures which show the increasing number of referrals for specialist help made by schools in England, with more than half coming from primary schools. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News. Also reported by The Times, The Guardian and The Independent.

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BBC
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The Times
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The Guardian
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The Independent

Charity highlights lack of support for deaf children

 

The National Deaf Children’s Society has blamed funding cuts for a fall in the number of specialist teachers of the deaf. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. This news story has attracted widespread coverage in the media.

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The Times

 

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