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Daily News Summary
20 February 2019

image Tributes to the late Bernice McCabe OBE
image ISC Blogs: How to develop pupils' resilience
image Disadvantaged children given access to free educational apps
image British children more likely to die from asthma than any other European country
image Primary and secondary schools are 'very different habitats' in which to teach
image A longer-term approach is needed to address forced marriage concerns, warns teachers' union
image 'Will Labour's National Education Service reform the school system?'

Tributes to the late Bernice McCabe OBE

 

Tes reports on the tributes pouring in to Bernice McCabe OBE, former head of North London Collegiate School, who died on Monday. By Caroline Henshaw.

The Girls' Schools Association has published an announcement on its website and a link to a condolence book.

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Tes

ISC Blogs: How to develop pupils' resilience

 

Several school leaders and teachers have written blogs discussing various ways to strengthen and develop pupils' resilience.

Entrepreneurial challenge: Edward Roberts, assistant head at University College School Hampstead, discusses his school's partnership programme with local state pupils, which has seen them develop a business project to enhance pupils' resilience.

The benefits of school trips: Robert Blewitt, head of Lewes Old Grammar School, discusses how school trips can build pupils' confidence, strengthen stamina and help children realise they are capable of more than they might think.

A holistic education: Dr John Hind, principal of Dame Allan’s Schools, writes that a shift in focus from exam results to a wider consideration of all aspects of school life is key to measuring a school's success.

Co-curricular programmes: Alastair Sinclair, coordinator of partnerships and a Spanish teacher at King Edward VI School in Southampton, writes that developing pupils' resilience is of equal importance to the provision of academic opportunities.

Disadvantaged children given access to free educational apps

 

In an attempt to close the attainment gap, thousands of disadvantaged children will be given free access to educational apps. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

The Guardian reports that families will receive text messages offering tips on how to support their child's early learning.

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The Times

British children more likely to die from asthma than any other European country

 

A new report has found there is a higher mortality rate among British children due to asthma than anywhere else in Europe. By Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Primary and secondary schools are 'very different habitats' in which to teach

 

Stephen Petty, head of humanities at Lord Williams’s School in Oxfordshire, discusses the differences between teaching at primary and secondary school level. Tes.

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Tes

A longer-term approach is needed to address forced marriage concerns, warns teachers' union

 

The National Education Union has warned the Government not to introduce mandatory reporting, which would make teachers criminally responsible for failing to report the forced marriage of a pupil. By Poonam Taneja, BBC News.

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BBC

'Will Labour's National Education Service reform the school system?'

 

Alpesh Maisuria, a senior lecturer in education studies at the University of East London, debates whether the Labour Party's National Education Service will address the issues within England's school system. The Conversation.

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The Conversation

 

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