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Daily News Summary
21 September 2018

image Parents have 'outdated' views towards vocational studies, says Education Secretary
image Seven tips from the Education Endowment Foundation to improve science teaching
image Report shows social media can drive social change
image ISC Blog: All the world’s a stage, especially for children
image 'Why PSHE lessons need to be rescued'
image Quality-assurance scheme for textbooks 'would be devastating'

Parents have 'outdated' views towards vocational studies, says Education Secretary

 

Education Secretary, Damian Hinds MP, has said middle class parents tend to have outdated views towards vocational education and has urged schools to promote vocational routes to young people. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

Seven tips from the Education Endowment Foundation to improve science teaching

 

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has issued seven tips to improve science teaching in secondary schools. By Martin George, Tes.

Tes also reports on the recommendations from the EEF, writing that science teachers should tackle pupils' misconceptions before starting new topics.

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Tes

Report shows social media can drive social change

 

Alex Krasodomski-Jones,a researcher at the Demos think tank, writes for The Times in favour of social media which, he states, can be a 'force for good in young people's hands'.

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The Times

ISC Blog: All the world’s a stage, especially for children

 

Helen Clapham, director of external relations at The Grammar School at Leeds, discusses the school's partnership with Harrogate Theatre - bringing children together, across the community, to benefit from the arts.

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ISC

'Why PSHE lessons need to be rescued'

 

James Bennett, an English teacher at a school in North London, writes about why PSHE lessons are so important. Tes.

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Tes

Quality-assurance scheme for textbooks 'would be devastating'

 

Fears have been raised by educational publishers about the Department for Education's scheme to rate textbooks. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

 

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