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Daily News Summary
1 March 2019

image Letters: Skills gained through accumulated knowledge
image 'The term character education is offensive to the working class'
image Record numbers to miss out on first choice school, experts predict
image ISC Blog: Supporting languages through partnership work
image Increase in number of children from poor backgrounds attending schools rated less than good
image Cuts to arts funding in schools is a "disaster", says Steve McQueen
image The Momo challenge - a hoax or a risk?
image Can you answer these maths questions aimed at 11-year-olds?

Letters: Skills gained through accumulated knowledge

 

Andrew Copeman, assistant head of Year 9 at Latymer Upper School, writes about the power of long-term memory, stating "the canard that young people do not need to retain information shows a misunderstanding of neuroscience".

Letter half-way down.

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The Times

'The term character education is offensive to the working class'

 

Becky Francis, director of the University College London Institute of Education, has criticised the education secretary's plans to help state schools promote character building. She states the term 'character' has an "offensive connotation that working-class students are somehow immoral and character-deficient". By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

Record numbers to miss out on first choice school, experts predict

 

The Good Schools Guide has predicted record numbers of children will fail to gain a place at their first-choice secondary school. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

The Times includes an article about grammar schools 'not being the key to happiness', following research that has found pupils who attend a selective school are not happier in the long run. By Nicola Woolcock.

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The Times

ISC Blog: Supporting languages through partnership work

 

Dr Tim Willmott, deputy head at Loughborough Grammar School, writes how his school and a local state school have supported the teaching of Latin through their partnership work.

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ISC

Increase in number of children from poor backgrounds attending schools rated less than good

 

Analysis by Teach First has found children from the poorest backgrounds are more likely to attend a secondary school rated as less than good. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

Cuts to arts funding in schools is a "disaster", says Steve McQueen

 

Oscar-winning film director, Steve McQueen, has said he intends to "shout and scream" about funding cuts to the arts. By Dave Speck, Tes.

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Tes

The Momo challenge - a hoax or a risk?

 

The Telegraph details what parents and schools should know about the suicide game 'Momo' on YouTube. By Hannah Boland.

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The Telegraph

Can you answer these maths questions aimed at 11-year-olds?

 

An online investment platform, Interactive Investor, has created a short personal finance quiz ahead of the closing date for 2019's personal finance teacher of the year awards. The quiz is based on finance questions being taught to pupils between the ages of 11 and 16. By Sam Brodbeck, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

 

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