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Daily News Summary
21 February 2019

image Best practice when responding to reports of sexting and sexual images
image Three in five young people feel inadequately prepared for the world of work
image 'Improved educational outcomes for the bottom 40% of our students is a necessity'
image 'Award higher salaries to teachers at deprived schools'
image Joining school late impacts boys from poor backgrounds the most
image Brexit could put children's safety 'at risk'
image GCSE podcasts to boost learning
image 'Children should learn about the impact of technology and what it does to the brain'

Best practice when responding to reports of sexting and sexual images

 

Ceri Stokes, assistant head at Kimbolton School in Cambridgeshire, advises teachers what to do if they are informed of a sexual image of a student. Tes.

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Tes

Three in five young people feel inadequately prepared for the world of work

 

A new poll has shown 57% of 18 to 25-year-olds feel education has left them poorly equipped for the job market. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'Improved educational outcomes for the bottom 40% of our students is a necessity'

 

David Laws, an adviser to GK Strategy and a former minister in 
2010-2015 coalition government, writes for The Telegraph discussing the educational standards and skills of the UK workforce.

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The Telegraph

'Award higher salaries to teachers at deprived schools'

 

A report by the all-party parliamentary group on social mobility has said that teachers should receive higher salaries if they work in schools with lots of poor pupils. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

Joining school late impacts boys from poor backgrounds the most

 

Researchers from University College London have claimed that children born in the summer are only affected by starting school late if they are boys from poor backgrounds. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

Brexit could put children's safety 'at risk'

 

The UK's four children's commissioners have warned that children's safety could be at risk if the UK leaves the EU without plans for child protection in place. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

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BBC

GCSE podcasts to boost learning

 

Tes details six podcasts to help pupils prepare for their GCSEs. By Jon Severs.

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Tes

'Children should learn about the impact of technology and what it does to the brain'

 

Belinda Parmer questions how “educational” apps are used as a tool for learning and argues that children should be taught how to exist beyond the screen. The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

 

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