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Daily News Summary
18 May 2018

image Independent schools can't be blamed for social segregation, says ISC general secretary
image Exams are not just stressful for pupils
image Government's teacher vacancy website to go ahead this summer
image Researchers call for children to have unlimited access to devices
image New online safety working group to help schools keep pupils safe
image Home Office survey on international students scrapped

Independent schools can't be blamed for social segregation, says ISC general secretary

 

In an interview with Tes, Julie Robinson, ISC general secretary, has stated that independent schools should not be blamed for social segregation. By Charlotte Santry.

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Tes

Exams are not just stressful for pupils

 

Mike Lamb, director of staff welfare at Hurstpierpoint College, states that parents find the exam period stressful as well as pupils and argues that parental engagement in pupils’ learning is essential. Tes.

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Tes

Government's teacher vacancy website to go ahead this summer

 

The Government's plan to create a jobs portal, which would allow schools to advertise vacancies for free, is to be trialed this summer after a slower than expected start. By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Researchers call for children to have unlimited access to devices

 

Researchers from Teesside University, Aston University and the University of South Australia have stated that stopping children from having unrestricted access to technology could be seriously harmful and cause long-term negative effects. By Mark Bridge, The Times.

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The Times

New online safety working group to help schools keep pupils safe

 

The Department for Education will launch a new online safety working group to support schools with keeping pupils safe. By Alix Robertson, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Home Office survey on international students scrapped

 

A survey, set up by the Migration Advisory Committee (Mac), which asked for students' views on international classmates, has been labelled 'unethical' by academics and is to be withdrawn. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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