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Daily News Summary
4 January 2019

image ISC Blog: Getting on our soapbox about teaching oracy
image Girls more likely to suffer depression through social media use
image 'Languages are best learned through total immersion'
image 'Today's education system is tougher but children seem to be coping just fine'
image Teaching assistants could be converted into teachers in bid to tackle recruitment issues
image 'Young apprentices deserve more support'

ISC Blog: Getting on our soapbox about teaching oracy

 

Suzie Longstaff, headmistress at Putney High School, discusses her school's focus on oracy, which enables pupils to take responsibility for their own ideas and empowers them with essential skills for life.

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ISC

Girls more likely to suffer depression through social media use

 

Researchers at University College London have found girls tend to spend more time on social media, which means they are more than twice as likely to suffer depression compared to classmates. By Eleanor Harding, Daily Mail.

The Times reports that doctors have issued guidance to parents in a bid to limit children's heavy use of social media.

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Daily Mail

'Languages are best learned through total immersion'

 

Catherine Montgomery, a French teacher at Thornhill College in Londonderry, argues that pupils should learn languages when "totally immersed" so they can see it is a "living thing". Tes.

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Tes

'Today's education system is tougher but children seem to be coping just fine'

 

Fraser Nelson writes in The Telegraph about the current education system, which sees children "being worked harder, sitting tougher exams and competing with a smarter peer group".

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The Telegraph

Teaching assistants could be converted into teachers in bid to tackle recruitment issues

 

Teaching assistants could convert into teachers as part of a new recruitment strategy being considered by the Department for Education. By Dave Speck, Tes.

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Tes

'Young apprentices deserve more support'

 

Yvonne Williams, a head of English and drama in a school in the south of England, outlines the improvements needed to ensure young apprentices are given more support. Tes.

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Tes

 

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