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Daily News Summary
23 November 2018

image Letters: New academic year
image House of Lords: Local authorities - children with special needs
image Extra time in exams for one in five pupils
image How to work experience more impactful
image 'What do teachers need to know about assessment?'
image Teachers are "more valued by the public than they believe"
image NAHT urges government to act on recruitment and retention crisis
image Misbehaving toddlers are labelled mentally unwell

Letters: New academic year

 

Nigel Smith, a teacher at Wellington School, writes to The Times supporting the idea that the university academic year should start in January.

Letter half-way down the page.

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The Times

House of Lords: Local authorities - children with special needs

 

In a House of Lords debate, Lord Lexden, president of the Independent Schools Association, asked what guidance the Government provides to local authorities about the provision of support to children with special needs. The discussion involved independent schools and it was stated that parents should have the right to ask for an independent school to be named in an education, health and care plan.

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Hansard

Extra time in exams for one in five pupils

 

The axing of modules could be fueling an increase in the number of pupils receiving help in their exams, according to the International Exam Officers’ Association. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

How to make work experience more impactful

 

The Telegraph reports on how to change the current work experience system, which is "broken" and uninspiring. By Sherry Coutu.

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The Telegraph

'What do teachers need to know about assessment?'

 

Stuart Kime, director of education at Evidence Based Education, discusses what schools should know about assessment. Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Teachers are "more valued by the public than they believe"

 

Tes reports on results of a YouGov poll which has revealed how teachers feel about their jobs. By William Stewart and John Roberts.

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Tes

NAHT urges government to act on recruitment and retention crisis

 

The president of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has urged the Department for Education to act quickly to tackle the teaching recruitment and retention crisis. By John Roberts, Tes.

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Tes

Misbehaving toddlers are labelled mentally unwell

 

An NHS report reveals one in 18 preschoolers is suffering from a psychological condition. By Henry Bodkin, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

 

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