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Daily News Summary
16 July 2019

image 'Campaign against independent schools reflects Labour's priorities'
image 'Emergency funding needed to tackle inequality'
image Cricket governing body urged to boost numbers of children playing the game
image Three quarters of teachers feel 'less valued', research suggests
image Education publisher goes "digital first"
image MP calls for lessons on trading
image Boris Johnson vows to tackle physical inactivity among children
image Mental health charity warns against isolation punishment

'Campaign against independent schools reflects Labour's priorities'

 

Writing for Tes, David James, deputy head of Bryanston School, criticises Labour activists' campaign to abolish independent schools. He argues 'it says a lot about the Labour Party that some members' number-one priority is to get rid of public schools'.

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Tes

'Emergency funding needed to tackle inequality'

 

Writing in The Guardian, Conservative MP Justine Greening argues her Party must put measures in place to put an end to inequality of opportunity, including a "social mobility emergency budget".

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The Guardian

Cricket governing body urged to boost numbers of children playing the game

 

It is hoped the recent cricket World Cup will inspire more young people to participate in the game, with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) introducing initiatives to double the amount of primary school children taking part. By Haroon Siddique, The Guardian.

Writing in The Telegraph, Jeremy Wright, secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport, argues live sport should be as accessible as possible to inspire young people to take part.

Three quarters of teachers feel 'less valued', research suggests

 

A survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Chartered College of Teaching has found that three in four teachers feel their work is less valued now than it was five years ago, amid concerns about the growing recruitment crisis. By Eve Debbage, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Education publisher goes "digital first"

 

Pearson, the world's largest education publisher, is to start phasing out physical textbooks in the hope that more students will purchase its more regularly updated digital learning resources. BBC News.

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BBC

MP calls for lessons on trading

 

Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, has said he believes education about trade should be in the national curriculum. By Lizzie Roberts, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Boris Johnson vows to tackle physical inactivity among children

 

The Conservative leadership hopeful has pledged to tackle the inactivity crisis and reduce childhood obesity should he become prime minister. By Jeremy Wilson, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Mental health charity warns against isolation punishment

 

Mind, a mental health charity, has urged the Government to issue "proper guidance" about the use of isolation in schools, following concerns that the practice may cause harm to pupils' mental health. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

 

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