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Daily News Summary
8 January 2019

image Letters: GCSEs and IGCSEs
image Teaching children about resilience
image Improvements to pupils' access to mental health services may take a decade
image State boarding schools call for "clarity and support" over Brexit
image "Warning teachers against expressing political views carries a whiff of censorship"
image Sleep lessons for children to tackle imsomnia
image School run exposes four in ten children to "toxic air"
image Teachers' quiz: What does 2019 have in store for you?

Letters: GCSEs and IGCSEs

 

Andrew Halls, headmaster of King’s College School in Wimbledon, writes in The Guardian that the difference in difficulty between GCSEs and IGCSEs is "infinitesimal".

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The Guardian

Teaching children about resilience

 

A school in Surrey has been teaching pupils about resilience through real-life examples of those who have overcome trauma and challenges. By Fiona Millar, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Improvements to pupils' access to mental health services may take a decade

 

The Government has admitted improvements to children's access to mental health services may take a decade. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

State boarding schools call for "clarity and support" over Brexit

 

The Boarding Schools’ Association’s (BSA) State Boarding Forum has written to Lord Agnew asking for clarity on the status of EU pupils. By Helen Ward, Tes. The article quotes Robin Fletcher, chief executive of the BSA.

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Tes

"Warning teachers against expressing political views carries a whiff of censorship"

 

Iesha Small, who works at the thinktank LKMco and is a former teacher, argues it is hypocritical to ask teachers to promote the current political agenda, whilst ensuring they do not express their own views. The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Sleep lessons for children to tackle imsomnia

 

Resources have become available for teachers to give children strategies for getting to sleep. By Sarah Marsh, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

School run exposes four in ten children to "toxic air"

 

Four in ten children are being exposed to "toxic air" on the school run, findings from an investigation have revealed. By Laura Donnelly and Patrick Scott, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Teachers' quiz: What does 2019 have in store for you?

 

Sarah Ledger, Year 10 director of learning at William Howard School, asks questions to determine what kind of teacher you will be in 2019.

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Tes

 

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