Daily News Summary
30 October 2018

image Budget 2018
image Longer hours spent working = longer time in teaching profession
image The importance of engaging reluctant readers
image Boys and girls equal in maths performance
image The SEND crisis in schools
image Universities ordered to enhance vetting procedures for senior staff

Budget 2018


The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond MP, made his Budget announcement yesterday. The Times reports on reaction to a £400 million cash injection to schools, which teachers have claimed is "insulting and disingenuous". Ross Clark comments in The Telegraph that tech companies should be providing funding to help counter children's mental health issues. Jonathan Simons, education policy commentator and former government adviser, argues in Schools Week that the Budget announcement was a "failure" in the way it was presented. In addition, Schools Week outlines how the Budget will affect schools over the next year.

Longer hours spent working = longer time in teaching profession


Schools Week details the key findings of a study conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research, which reveals teachers who work longer hours are less likely to leave the profession. By Jess Staufenberg.

Schools Week

The importance of engaging reluctant readers


Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, argues how important it is to encourage children to read and see the world from a different perspective. By Donna Ferguson, The Guardian.

The Guardian

Boys and girls equal in maths performance


A study, carried out by Professor Keith Topping at the University of Dundee, has shown boys and girls are performing equally well in maths. By Press Association, Daily Mail.

Daily Mail

The SEND crisis in schools


Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, writes in Tes discussing support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) which is "chronically underfunded".


Universities ordered to enhance vetting procedures for senior staff


The Office for Students will issue guidance to all higher education institutions to ensure they "meet a range of conditions around governance". By Sean O’Neill, The Times.

The Times


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