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Daily News Summary
16 January 2019

image Letters: Pushing back the university start date
image Ofqual warns leniency around GCSE higher tier papers will cease to exist
image DfE launches consultation on plans to help fund pension increase for state schools
image Online tool to help schools save on recruitment costs
image Researchers look into impact of social media on children's mental health
image 'The state of child and adolescent mental health services is a national disgrace'
image 'Why I think teachers should consider a master's degree'

Letters: Pushing back the university start date

 

Tom Lawson, headteacher at Eastbourne College, writes to The Times proposing that the university start date is pushed to January to allow applicants time to reflect on their results and make informed decisions.

Letter half-way down the page.

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The Times

Ofqual warns leniency around GCSE higher tier papers will cease to exist

 

The exams watchdog has warned schools that the "exceptional" action taken last year in relation to grade boundaries in higher tier papers will not be repeated. By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

DfE launches consultation on plans to help fund pension increase for state schools

 

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a consultation on plans to provide extra funding to cover the increase in employer pension contributions for state schools. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Online tool to help schools save on recruitment costs

 

An online tool has been launched by the Government to show the fees that recruitment agencies are charging on top of staff wages. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

Researchers look into impact of social media on children's mental health

 

Researchers from Portsmouth and Sheffield universities will be analysing the effect of social media on children’s mental health. By Haroon Siddique, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

'The state of child and adolescent mental health services is a national disgrace'

 

The state of child and adult mental health services is at crisis point, writes Ed Dorrell, head of content at Tes.

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Tes

'Why I think teachers should consider a master's degree'

 

Adam Black, a primary teacher in Scotland, writes for Tes about the merits of studying a master's degree. Mr Black received the British Empire Medal for his work in raising awareness of stammering in the New Year's Honours list.

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Tes

 

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