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Daily News Summary
24 October 2018

image Disadvantaged pupils falling two years behind in their education
image Music education hubs lack take-up from older pupils
image Schools must act "to stop harassment of girls", say MPs
image Using film as a medium to discuss gender equality
image Parents told "not to panic" about the decline in French and German tuition in Scottish schools

Disadvantaged pupils falling two years behind in their education

 

A study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has found children from disadvantaged backgrounds are over two years behind in their education if their class is made up of children from similarly poor backgrounds. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

Music education hubs lack take-up from older pupils

 

A study has revealed a drop in the number of pupils playing in 'area-based music ensembles'. By Alix Robertson, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Schools must act "to stop harassment of girls", say MPs

 

The Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee has said schools should act to "prevent sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violenceā€. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

Using film as a medium to discuss gender equality

 

Holly Tarquini, executive director of FilmBath, argues schools should "use film to discuss gender equality" so that pupils can recognise the inequalities that exist today. Tes.

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Tes

Parents told "not to panic" about the decline in French and German tuition in Scottish schools

 

Parents have been told "not to panic" following a report by think tank, Reform Scotland, which showed a huge decline in French and German tuition in Scottish schools. By Simon Johnson, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

 

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