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Daily News Summary
15 May 2018

image BBC Young Musician 2018
image Sex education - are we ready to teach it?
image Children's services biased towards poorer families, report finds
image Six tips to get pupils through their GCSEs
image Are you able to answer these GCSE questions?

BBC Young Musician 2018

 

Last night was the final of the BBC 'Young Musician of the Year 2018'. The award was presented to Lauren Zhang, an upper fifth student at King Edward VI High School for Girls. Lauren played Prokofiev's challenging Piano Concerto No 2, accompanied by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Watch Lauren from approx 1hr18.

Sex education - are we ready to teach it?

 

Laura McInerney writes for The Guardian stating that without adequate teacher training in sex education, teachers will be ill-prepared for the new landscape of gender fluidity and sexual diversity.

What do you think about this? Do you agree that schools are still 'labouring under sex education rules written in 2000'? Does your school take any initiatives which aim to ensure pupils are more aware of the current issues? If you'd like to write a blog on the subject, please email georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk.

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The Guardian

Children's services biased towards poorer families, report finds

 

A report by Goldsmiths University has found that wealthy families are managing to 'opt out' of the child protection system. BBC News.

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BBC

Six tips to get pupils through their GCSEs

 

Emma Kell, a secondary teacher in north-east London, writes for Tes giving advice to pupils ahead of their GCSE exams.

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Tes

Are you able to answer these GCSE questions?

 

Ahead of the GCSE exam period, are you able to answer these 10 GCSE questions? By Finlay Greig, iNews.

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iNews

 

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