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Daily News Summary
19 February 2019

image The school with its own competitive video gaming team
image 'The education secretary should be tackling much bigger issues than children’s “character and resilience”'
image Some independent special schools "taking advantage" of local authorities, warn MPs
image 'Schoolchildren should be taught how to repair clothes'
image MPs say children should have a legal right to 75 minutes of break time per day
image Need-to-know: School security and lockdowns
image Depressed pupils achieve worse exam results, research reveals
image Pearson focuses on its digital strategy and sells textbook business

The school with its own competitive video gaming team

 

Ian Russell, a maths teacher at Wycliffe College, discusses his school's video gaming team, which has developed pupils' problem-solving skills, communication and ability to work as a team. Tes.

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Tes

'The education secretary should be tackling much bigger issues than children’s “character and resilience”'

 

Laura McInerney responds to the education secretary's recent proposal to focus on developing children’s character and resilience, arguing that "real policies and funding would be so much better". The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Some independent special schools "taking advantage" of local authorities, warn MPs

 

During a parliamentary debate, MPs said some independent special schools are "taking advantage" of local authorities and have called for there to be greater scrutiny. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

'Schoolchildren should be taught how to repair clothes'

 

MPs have said children should be taught how to stitch and repair clothes in a bid to tackle the waste caused by fast fashion. By Ben Webster and Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

Do you use any innovative methods to teach children how to combat waste or be more environmentally friendly? If you'd like to write a 400-800 word blog on the subject, please email georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk.

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The Times

MPs say children should have a legal right to 75 minutes of break time per day

 

In a bid to improve children's health and fitness, MPs have said children should have 75 minutes of break time each day. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

Need-to-know: School security and lockdowns

 

Tes details the possible results of the Department for Education’s consultation on its draft security guidance for schools. By Caroline Henshaw.

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Tes

Depressed pupils achieve worse exam results, research reveals

 

A study by the University of Reading has found a teenager’s ability to remember and use information is impacted by depression, which can lead to poorer exam results. By Kat Lay, The Times.

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The Times

Pearson focuses on its digital strategy and sells textbook business

 

Pearson, which is one of Britain’s biggest education companies, has sold its school textbook company in America to focus on its digital strategy. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

 

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