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Daily News Summary
13 June 2019

image Loss of rates relief will 'deplete the public purse rather than raise new funds', schools warn
image Major report recommends changes to how PE is delivered
image Girls less likely than boys to say they are clever, despite better grades
image 'Break maths down to aid pupils' understanding'
image Scottish schools impose strict limits on the amount of red processed meats served to pupils
image Students want parents to be contacted if suffering mental health problems
image UK one of the worst places for paid parental leave, says UN's children's charity

Loss of rates relief will 'deplete the public purse rather than raise new funds', schools warn

 

Senior staff from the independent sector have warned members of the Scottish parliament the loss of rates relief would close many smaller schools and make hundreds of independent school teachers redundant. By Mark McLaughlin, The Times. The article quotes John Edward, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools, and Dorothy MacGinty, head of Kilgraston School.

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The Times

Major report recommends changes to how PE is delivered

 

A major report by The Youth Sport Trust has recommended changes to the delivery of physical education (PE) in school, after findings showed girls have strong preferences for less traditional activities. By Jeremy Wilson, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Girls less likely than boys to say they are clever, despite better grades

 

A study by GL Assessment has found just over a quarter of girls say they are clever compared to more than a third of boys, despite achieving better exam results. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

'Break maths down to aid pupils' understanding'

 

Peter Mattock, head of maths at a school in Leicestershire, writes that maths must be broken down into bite size chunks to help pupils understand the subject. Tes.

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Tes

Scottish schools impose strict limits on the amount of red processed meats served to pupils

 

In a bid to improve health and cut obesity levels, Scottish schools are the first in the UK to impose strict limits on the amount of red processed meat served to pupils. By Chris Green, iNews.

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iNews

Students want parents to be contacted if suffering mental health problems

 

A national survey has found students want universities to contact their parents if they are concerned about their mental health. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

UK one of the worst places for paid parental leave, says UN's children's charity

 

Researchers for Unicef have revealed the UK is one of the worst places in Europe for paid parental leave and affordable childcare. BBC News.

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BBC

 

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