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Daily News Summary
22 November 2018

image IICSA publishes review of research into the issue of child sexual abuse
image Letters: University applications should be submitted following exam results
image Ofqual decides not to adjust grading standards in science and language A-levels
image Government to introduce "bucket list" for primary school pupils
image All schools should have a mental health counsellor, says children's commissioner
image Schools with more disadvantaged pupils will struggle to cover costs of teacher pay rise, according to report
image Tackling the gambling addiction which is "trapping children"

IICSA publishes review of research into the issue of child sexual abuse

 

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published a literature review of research to “understand the scale and nature of child sexual abuse in schools”. By John Roberts, Tes.

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Tes

Letters: University applications should be submitted following exam results

 

Jane Prescott, headmistress at Portsmouth High School, writes to The Times arguing that university applications should be made after exam results are known.

Letter just above half-way.

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The Times

Ofqual decides not to adjust grading standards in science and language A-levels

 

Ofqual has published its decision not to adjust grading standards in science and language A-level subjects. Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, is quoted.

Ofqual has also published statistics which show a drop in the number of pupils with special education needs or disabilities (SEND) receiving help to sit exams. By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

A further report in Schools Week details an increase in the number of late GCSE, AS and A-level entries for this summer’s exam series.

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GOV.UK

Government to introduce "bucket list" for primary school pupils

 

In a bid to build character and resilience in children, the Department for Education has announced it will be publishing a “bucket list” of life goals for primary school children. By Richard Vaughan, iNews.

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iNews

All schools should have a mental health counsellor, says children's commissioner

 

The children's commissioner has called for mental health counsellors in all schools, to ensure children have adequate support. By Henry Bodkin, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Schools with more disadvantaged pupils will struggle to cover costs of teacher pay rise, according to report

 

Research by the Education Policy Institute has found schools with a higher number of disadvantaged pupils will face more difficulties in covering the cost of this year’s teacher pay rise. By Dave Speck, Tes.

Schools Week reports on a letter to the School Teachers’ Review Body, from the Education Secretary, outlining his expectation that pay rises must be “affordable across the school system”.

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Tes

Tackling the gambling addiction which is "trapping children"

 

Following news that one child in every secondary school classroom is at risk of gambling addiction, Andrew Ellson discusses how to tackle this issue. The Times.

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The Times

 

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