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Daily News Summary
22 January 2019

image Letters: The importance of the arts
image ISC Blog: What can we do to ensure nine-year-olds are doing enough exercise?
image East End schoolboy secures Eton scholarship
image Pupils need lessons about porn, say sex education groups
image 'Pupil anxiety is not linked to the amount of testing they go through'
image Make music tuition free of charge, report recommends

Letters: The importance of the arts

 

Letters in The Times respond to comments made by the deputy artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, who stated the arts are “the only subjects in which teenagers are asked to form an opinion".

Stephen Rathbone, academic director at Radley College, argues that the notion of 'Steam', where the arts are seen as integral, "has to be the way forward".

Peter Green, headteacher at Rugby School, highlights the importance of the arts in providing "opportunities to strengthen the important muscles of creative analysis".

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The Times

ISC Blog: What can we do to ensure nine-year-olds are doing enough exercise?

 

Colin Baty, head of Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst, discusses how his school is countering recent findings, which have revealed Year 5 children are not doing enough exercise.

Sam Tassiker, a secondary teacher in Scotland, writes in Tes that traditional approaches to PE lessons do not work for everyone and more should be done to think about increasing pupils' enjoyment.

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ISC

East End schoolboy secures Eton scholarship

 

The Daily Mail reports on the success of 16-year-old Hasan Patel, who has won a scholarship to study at Eton College after his parents moved to the UK for a better life for their family. By Sophie Law.

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Daily Mail

Pupils need lessons about porn, say sex education groups

 

Sex education groups are calling for teachers to receive training to deliver lessons about pornography. By Caroline Henshaw, Tes.

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Tes

'Pupil anxiety is not linked to the amount of testing they go through'

 

Andreas Schleicher, the OECD's director for education and skills, has said "no correlation" exists between the amount of testing and pupil anxiety. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

Make music tuition free of charge, report recommends

 

A report by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee has said music tuition in schools should be provided free of charge in a bid to stop the subject becoming "extinct". By Henry Hepburn, Tes.

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Tes

 

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