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Daily News Summary
23 January 2019

image Teachers shouldn't have to respond to parents' emails outside school day, says education secretary
image Careers advice should be boosted in primary schools, says Teach First
image Lack of information about asbestos in schools is "seriously concerning"
image Helping children to spot fake news
image Government to launch independent review of its counter-terrorism programme
image 'Cutting children's screen time requires parental support'
image The state of children's health is a "profound concern"

Teachers shouldn't have to respond to parents' emails outside school day, says education secretary

 

During an annual trade show today, Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education, will tell teachers they must not feel compelled to respond to emails from parents outside their working hours. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Careers advice should be boosted in primary schools, says Teach First

 

According to a report published by Teach First, careers advice and teaching has been "overlooked" in primary schools. By Will Hazell, Tes.

Do you agree that pupils should learn about jobs and careers at an early age? Do you use any creative teaching methods to help children understand what different subjects can lead to? If you'd like to write a blog on the subject, please email georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk.

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Tes

Lack of information about asbestos in schools is "seriously concerning"

 

The Public Accounts Committee has warned that almost a quarter of schools in England have not informed the Government how much asbestos they have in their buildings. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

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BBC

Helping children to spot fake news

 

A series of online short films are being created to help children differentiate between real and fake news stories. By Laura Martin, iNews.

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iNews

Government to launch independent review of its counter-terrorism programme

 

The Government has announced an independent review of "Prevent", its anti-extremism programme. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'Cutting children's screen time requires parental support'

 

Richard Bromfield, a Harvard Medical School psychologist, writes that parental support is vital for children to successfully reduce their screen time. Tes.

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Tes

The state of children's health is a "profound concern"

 

Shadow health secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, writes about the state of children's health and his determination to improve conditions for those in a less fortunate position. The Times.

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The Times

 

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