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Daily News Summary
23 October 2018

image Extra resources should be targeted at schools supporting large numbers of disadvantaged pupils, says OECD
image Government urged to stop ignoring children in spending plans
image Stowe School pupils visit Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh
image Government warned the exclusion of autistic pupils is 'a breach of human rights'
image Call for more female academics to appear in children's books

Extra resources should be targeted at schools supporting large numbers of disadvantaged pupils, says OECD

 

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published the ‘Equity in Education’ paper, which examines social mobility barriers, and has suggested the Government should target additional resources at schools serving disadvantaged areas. By Alix Robertson, Schools Week.

The Independent also reports on the OECD findings, stating fewer than one in six disadvantaged pupils are "satisfied with their lives".

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Schools Week

Government urged to stop ignoring children in spending plans

 

The Government has been urged by more than 120 children's organisations to stop "ignoring children" and acknowledge the state of support services, which are "at breaking point". By Hannah Richardson, BBC News.

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BBC

Stowe School pupils visit Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

 

Pupils from Stowe School in Buckinghamshire have visited Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, working alongside children’s charity UNICEF. By Susannah Savage, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Government warned the exclusion of autistic pupils is 'a breach of human rights'

 

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission will warn the Government that Britain's high rate of school exclusions, especially among children with autism and other special educational needs, is "breaching the UN human rights convention". By Rosemary Bennett and Beatrice Guzzardi, The Times.

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The Times

Call for more female academics to appear in children's books

 

Children's books lack female characters and role models - especially those with expertise - says Melissa Terras, professor of digital cultural heritage at Edinburgh University. By Louise Tickle, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

 

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