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Daily News Summary
18 September 2018

image What to look for on school open days
image Research reveals maths teacher recruitment struggle
image Childline highlights rise in callers reporting peer-on-peer abuse
image Warning over school run air quality
image Angela Rayner MP discusses plans for a national education service
image Obituary: Heather McKissack MBE

What to look for on school open days

 

BBC News details eight things to look for when attending school open days. By Katherine Sellgren.

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BBC

Research reveals maths teacher recruitment struggle

 

A Tes and National Governance Association (NGA) survey has found that two-thirds of secondaries are having difficulty recruiting maths teachers. By Martin George.


Tes also reports on other findings from the survey, including three-quarters of respondents saying financial pressures will harm the quality of education provision.

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Tes

Childline highlights rise in callers reporting peer-on-peer abuse

 

Childline has revealed there has been a 29% rise in young people requesting counselling sessions relating to peer-on-peer sexual abuse over the past year. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Warning over school run air quality

 

Research by Queen Mary University of London and the charity Unicef UK claims that approximately 60% of the daily air pollution to which children who go to school in cities are exposed occurs in school or on the school run. By Ben Webster, The Times.

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The Times

Angela Rayner MP discusses plans for a national education service

 

Angela Rayner MP, shadow education secretary, talks to The Guardian about her plans for Labour's national education service (NES) in England. By Sally Weale.


In a separate article, The Guardian reports on the shadow education secretary's desire to tackle the issue of "off-rolling" in schools.

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The Guardian

Obituary: Heather McKissack MBE

 

Heather McKissack MBE, who was born on 5 November 1953 and died on 30 June 2018, taught at King's College School, Wimbledon, and is described as "the school’s equivalent of a national treasure" by the current headmaster, Andrew Halls. Heather McKissack was appointed MBE in 2016 for her devotion to state and independent school partnerships.

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The Telegraph

 

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