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Daily News Summary
9 April 2019

image Guidelines drawn for treatment of child gender issues
image Foreign governments funding language lessons in UK schools
image GCSE and A-level exams could be delayed in the event of a no-deal Brexit
image Baseline assessment: 'The march of the four-year-olds'
image NEU warns some teachers barely meet national minimum wage
image Making art more inspiring at primary school
image Websites to be fined for failing to tackle "online harms"
image RFU introduce half-game rule to give all children the chance to play in a match

Guidelines drawn for treatment of child gender issues

 

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has said child mental health services need to improve how they deal with children questioning their gender identity and will draw up new guidelines for the treatment of child gender issues. By Chris Smyth, The Times. Today's leading article details the paper's view on the treatment of gender dysphoria in children.

In The Times yesterday, an 'in depth' article looked into transgender treatments for children, following reports that five clinicians had quit the NHS gender clinic for children after raising fears about its treatment of vulnerable patients.

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The Times

Foreign governments funding language lessons in UK schools

 

The Guardian reports on a primary school in Berkshire that provides all pupils with one hour’s Italian teaching a week, funded by the Italian government. By Anna Bawden.

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The Guardian

GCSE and A-level exams could be delayed in the event of a no-deal Brexit

 

Sources from exam boards have said a no-deal Brexit could, in the most extreme scenario, postpone the dates pupils sit their GCSE and A-level exams. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

Baseline assessment: 'The march of the four-year-olds'

 

A group of four-year-olds are to march to Downing Street, calling on the schools minister Nick Gibb to abandon the baseline assessment. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

NEU warns some teachers barely meet national minimum wage

 

Leaders of the National Education Union (NEU) have warned that some new teachers are barely earning the national minimum wage. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Making art more inspiring at primary school

 

Aidan Severs, a deputy head at a primary school in the North of England, offers seven suggestions on making art lessons more inspiring at primary school. Tes.

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Tes

Websites to be fined for failing to tackle "online harms"

 

The Government is planning to fine or block websites if they fail to tackle "online harms", such as child abuse and terrorist propaganda. By Chris Fox, BBC News.

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BBC

RFU introduce half-game rule to give all children the chance to play in a match

 

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is demanding a half-game rule, which will see all children included in a match-day squad. The rule will become regulation from next season. By Daniel Schofield, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

 

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