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Daily News Summary
28 February 2019

image 'A strategy to save languages in schools'
image More schools urged to timetable reading for pleasure
image 'Eighty more special schools needed by 2027'
image Critics raise concern about exam board drafting new music curriculum
image Nursery fees as expensive as university
image Schools warn parents to be vigilant of suicide game 'Momo' on YouTube
image Preparing for National Offer Day

'A strategy to save languages in schools'

 

John Claughton, former chief master of King Edward’s School in Birmingham, offers "two modest proposals" on how languages can be saved in schools. He notes how partnerships between state and independent schools can be an advantage in lesson delivery and building pupils' excitement for the subject. Tes.

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Tes

More schools urged to timetable reading for pleasure

 

Renaissance UK has revealed less than a quarter of schoolchildren benefit from the recommended daily time for reading for pleasure. By Dave Speck, Tes.

Tes reveals the most-read books across primary and secondary schools in 2019.

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Tes

'Eighty more special schools needed by 2027'

 

FFT Education Datalab has predicted the population bulge that resulted from the baby boom in the early 2000s will move into secondary schools and mean 80 more special schools are needed by 2027. By Caroline Henshaw, Tes.

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Tes

Critics raise concern about exam board drafting new music curriculum

 

The Government has announced that the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) will draft the new new non-statutory Model Music Curriculum, prompting critics to raise concerns. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

Nursery fees as expensive as university

 

Figures released by the Coram Family and Childcare Trust show going to nursery is as expensive as going to university. By Katie Morley, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Schools warn parents to be vigilant of suicide game 'Momo' on YouTube

 

Teachers have been using social media to warn parents about "highly inappropriate" clips about suicide, which have been appearing in seemingly innocent children's videos on YouTube. By Phoebe Southworth, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Preparing for National Offer Day

 

Ahead of National Offer Day tomorrow, The Telegraph advises parents on what to do if their first choice application is rejected. By Harry Yorke.

The Times features an article by Lucy Cavendish, who writes that parents 'should not panic, but prepare for battle'.

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The Telegraph

 

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