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Daily News Summary
26 September 2018

image School pension contributions to rise by over 40%
image Do children get too much homework?
image Love of reading linked to higher levels of mental wellbeing
image Labour to pledge free childcare
image Study shows children are less fit than they were 16 years ago
image 'Are teachers influencing how the next generation of citizens vote?'
image Four tips for schools on improving their ICT

School pension contributions to rise by over 40%

 

Contributions schools pay towards teachers’ pensions will rise by over 40 per cent from September next year, following a valuation of the public service pension schemes by the Treasury. Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Do children get too much homework?

 

Comedian and actor, Rob Delaney, has said children get too much homework and instead should be "frolicking and drawing and playing football". BBC News. Quotes Julian Thomas, head of Wellington College in Berkshire.

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BBC

Love of reading linked to higher levels of mental wellbeing

 

A report published today by the National Literacy Trust shows children with a love for reading had the highest levels of mental wellbeing. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

Labour to pledge free childcare

 

Jeremy Corbyn is expected to pledge an expansion of free childcare at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool. BBC News.

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BBC

Study shows children are less fit than they were 16 years ago

 

Researchers at the University of Essex have found children today are far less fit than they were 16 years ago. By Kat Lay, The Times.

In a separate report by the Office for National Statistics, figures show children are set to live shorter lives than their parents. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

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The Times

'Are teachers influencing how the next generation of citizens vote?'

 

Tom Harris writes in The Telegraph discussing the political views within the teaching profession, arguing that teachers must remain professional and not influence how their pupils vote.

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The Telegraph

Four tips for schools on improving their ICT

 

A survey carried out by the British Educational Suppliers’ Association (Besa) has highlighted four areas where schools could improve their ICT. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

 

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