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Daily News Summary
30 January 2019

image 'Virtual reality can be a powerful teaching tool'
image Letters: 'Independent schools work hard to keep fees down'
image Ofqual announces music and dance exam changes
image 'Government reforms could see fewer disadvantaged pupils take GCSE history'
image Social media companies urged to prioritise children's safety and wellbeing
image Shoe shop staff to support drive to improve language skills
image Ever thought about becoming a teacher? Here's how...
image Why can't teachers let go of their NQT work?

'Virtual reality can be a powerful teaching tool'

 

Mark S Steed, director of JESS Dubai, writes for Tes in support of virtual reality as a teaching tool, and highlights an action research project carried out by the Independent Schools Council Digital Strategy Group.

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Tes

Letters: 'Independent schools work hard to keep fees down'

 

Will Phelan, principal of Stamford Endowed Schools, has written to The Telegraph in response to an article about middle class families being "priced out of private education" - pointing out that excessively high fees are not representative of the independent sector generally.

The letter appears two thirds of the way down the page.

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The Telegraph

Ofqual announces music and dance exam changes

 

The exams regulator has detailed changes to the way in which music and dance GCSE and A-level exams will be marked. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'Government reforms could see fewer disadvantaged pupils take GCSE history'

 

Researchers at Reading and Oxford universities have found students at schools in disadvantaged areas are less likely to study history at GCSE following the introduction of the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) and tougher GCSEs. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Social media companies urged to prioritise children's safety and wellbeing

 

England's Children's Commissioner has written to the biggest social media companies, calling on them to do more to tackle issues of disturbing content that children are accessing online. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

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BBC

Shoe shop staff to support drive to improve language skills

 

Clarks shoe shop staff will be trained to talk to children as part of a Department for Education-led language skills initiative, which aims to improve rates of early literacy and communication among children from disadvantaged families. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Ever thought about becoming a teacher? Here's how...

 

iNews looks at the different ways professionals can embark on a career change in order to become a teacher. By Matilda Battersby.

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iNews

Why can't teachers let go of their NQT work?

 

Tes rounds up some of the most popular answers to the question: ‘Why do teachers hold on to work from their NQT year?’ By Ella Jackson.

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Tes

 

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