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Daily News Summary
18 April 2019

image Sport can improve behaviour of young children, research finds
image "School exam results only measure one aspect of education"
image FSB calls for nurseries to be exempt from business rates
image Four in five teachers are victims of bullying, survey reveals
image Nearly 50,000 students missing in "unexplained" moves
image Supporting pupils who have suffered from traumatic experiences
image 'Corbyn's policies would be a disaster for English education'

Sport can improve behaviour of young children, research finds

 

According to research by scientists at the University of Alberta, behavioural problems in children can be alleviated through participation in organised sport. By Rhys Blakely, The Times.

The Telegraph reports schools are being called upon to ensure physical education is put at the heart of the curriculum to help tackle the “crisis” in young people's mental health. By Jeremy Wilson.

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The Times

"School exam results only measure one aspect of education"

 

Neil McLennan argues newspapers should publish employment results, youth mental health statistics, juvenile crime statistics and community engagement statistics, alongside exam results. The Times.

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The Times

FSB calls for nurseries to be exempt from business rates

 

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged the Government to offer nurseries a discount on business rates to help ease the pressure of rising costs. By Julia Bradshaw, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Four in five teachers are victims of bullying, survey reveals

 

The NASUWT teaching union has revealed four in five teachers have been bullied in school, leading some to turn to alcohol and prescribed drugs to cope. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Nearly 50,000 students missing in "unexplained" moves

 

Research by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has found nearly 50,000 pupils in a single year group were removed from school rolls without any proper explanation. The findings have raised concerns about pupils being “off-rolled” in a bid to boost exam results. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

David Laws, EPI executive chairman, has written a comment in The Times on the issue.

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Schools Week

Supporting pupils who have suffered from traumatic experiences

 

Lynn Miles, a lecturer in education at Teesside University, discusses how schools can best support children who have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience. Tes.

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Tes

'Corbyn's policies would be a disaster for English education'

 

Nick Timothy writes a comment piece in The Telegraph arguing that the Labour Party's education plans will 'jeopardise children's futures'.

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The Telegraph

 

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