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Daily News Summary
10 October 2018

image BBC London TV: Westminster School aiming to become needs-blind
image Concern raised over the future of music in schools
image School Librarian of the Year 2018 winner announced
image Charity encourages greater diversity on school governing boards
image 'Close to half a million young people have no one to talk to when worried'
image Guide published to help spot signs of FGM
image UK university unveils post-Brexit plan with a German uni
image 'School uniforms are important, not sexy'

BBC London TV: Westminster School aiming to become needs-blind

 

BBC London News has aired a report on Westminster School's campaign to become needs-blind. The report can be viewed from 08:50 in the timeline.

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BBC

Concern raised over the future of music in schools

 

Sussex University has carried out a survey, which has found a decline in the number of schools offering music A-level and a fall in the number of students starting a GCSE music course since 2016. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.


BBC News reports on comments from the Local Government Association, which has expressed concern that council cutbacks will result in young people missing out on music lessons. By Katherine Sellgren.

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The Guardian

School Librarian of the Year 2018 winner announced

 

The winner of the School Librarian of the Year 2018 competition has been revealed. By Helen Ward, Tes. The article references Alison Kennedy, of St George's School, Ascot, who was a finalist in the competition.

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Tes

Charity encourages greater diversity on school governing boards

 

BBC News looks at the work being done by the charity Governors for Schools to encourage greater diversity on school governing boards. By Katherine Sellgren.


Schools Week reports on a National Governance Association proposal to replace governor exclusion boards with independent “exclusions tribunals”. By Jess Staufenberg.

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BBC

'Close to half a million young people have no one to talk to when worried'

 

A YouGov survey has found that close to 500,000 young people have no one to talk to if they feel worried or sad. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.


The Telegraph reports that the Prime Minister has appointed the first ever minister for suicide prevention - coinciding with World Mental Health Day. By Laura Donnelly.

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The Independent

Guide published to help spot signs of FGM

 

Islington Council and the Manor Gardens Welfare Trust have published a guide to help teachers identify the signs, and assess the risks, of female genital mutilation (FGM). By Kate Parker, Tes.

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Tes

UK university unveils post-Brexit plan with a German uni

 

Imperial College London is planning a post-Brexit arrangement with a German university as part of a bid to retain access to EU research funding for UK academics. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

'School uniforms are important, not sexy'

 

Angela Epstein writes in The Telegraph following the publication of a report by Plan International UK, which revealed that 35 per cent of girls have received unwanted sexual attention or contact while wearing their school uniform in public.

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The Telegraph

 

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