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Daily News Summary
17 June 2019

image Investigation launched following maths A-level paper leak
image Letters: 'Changes to the university admissions system should be embraced'
image Findings show almost half of British Army officer cadets were privately educated
image Jonathan Simons reviews "Phasing Out Private Schools" Westminster event
image Teachers set to receive training to identify mental health issues in children
image Researchers claim break time detentions violate childrens' rights
image Educator sheds light on the issue of mental health in teaching
image Reality show Love Island prompts primary school to tackle constant use of the word "like"

Investigation launched following maths A-level paper leak

 

Exam board Edexcel has confirmed that images of two exam questions were uploaded to social media sites ahead of an exam, marking the third year in a row a maths A-level paper has been leaked online. By Sian Griffiths and Ewan Somerville, The Sunday Times. The article quotes ISC chairman Barnaby Lenon.

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The Sunday Times

Letters: 'Changes to the university admissions system should be embraced'

 

Magnus Bashaarat, head of Bedales School, writes to The Telegraph in support of proposals for a new post-qualifications admission system, where students would submit university applications only after they have received their A-level results.

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The Telegraph

Findings show almost half of British Army officer cadets were privately educated

 

A Freedom of Information request showed that 49% of new recruits at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst attended fee-paying schools. By Jonathan Beale, BBC News.

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BBC

Jonathan Simons reviews "Phasing Out Private Schools" Westminster event

 

Parliamentary sketch writer Jonathan Simons shares his thoughts on "Phasing Out Private Schools"; an event in Westminster organised by the Socialist Education Association and the Fabian Society. Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Teachers set to receive training to identify mental health issues in children

 

Theresa May is to introduce new guidelines and resources aimed at helping teachers to "spot the early signs of mental health issues in children". By Heather Stewart and Denis Campbell, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Researchers claim break time detentions violate childrens' rights

 

A paper released by the British Psychological Society highlights the issue of break time detentions, stating sufficient play time is vital for the wellbeing and development of children. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Educator sheds light on the issue of mental health in teaching

 

Jo Steer, a teacher and experienced leader of SEND interventions, references her own personal experiences of anxiety to draw attention to the various mental health issues many teachers are currently facing. Tes.

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Tes

Reality show Love Island prompts primary school to tackle constant use of the word "like"

 

Copthorne Primary in Bradford, West Yorkshire, has forbidden constant use of the word "like" as well as single-word replies in an effort to help its students to broaden their vocabulary. By Sian Griffiths and Julie Henry, The Sunday Times.

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The Sunday Times

 

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