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Daily News Summary
13 March 2019

image Pupils taking IGCSEs have more chance of achieving top grades, according to exams watchdog
image Pupils' attainment boosted through parent-teacher meetings, research finds
image Four-year-olds will be taught how to stay safe online
image 'Collaboration between arts subjects and STEM can benefit all pupils'
image 'No teacher should worry if they feel "imposter syndrome"'
image Heads fear 'reputational damage' when teaching pupils about knife crime, Ofsted report finds
image 'Why children must be encouraged to read for pleasure'

Pupils taking IGCSEs have more chance of achieving top grades, according to exams watchdog

 

Roger Taylor, the chair of Ofqual, has told the education select committee that IGCSEs are “not conducive to public trust in the examinations system”. By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

The Telegraph also reports on this story.

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Schools Week

Pupils' attainment boosted through parent-teacher meetings, research finds

 

Lee Crawfurd, a fellow of the Centre for Education Economics, writes that parent-teacher meetings can boost children's progress and achievement. Tes.

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Tes

Four-year-olds will be taught how to stay safe online

 

Due to an increase in the number of offenders targeting young people online, children as young as four will be taught what to do if they feel uneasy or scared when online. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

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The Times

'Collaboration between arts subjects and STEM can benefit all pupils'

 

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, chief executive of Stemettes, argues more collaboration is needed across subjects and departments - especially between arts subjects and science, technology and maths (STEM). Tes.

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Tes

'No teacher should worry if they feel "imposter syndrome"'

 

Stephen Petty, head of humanities at Lord Williams’s School in Thame, writes that it is normal for good teachers to feel an element of self-doubt. Tes.

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Tes

Heads fear 'reputational damage' when teaching pupils about knife crime, Ofsted report finds

 

A report by Ofsted has found schools are failing to teach pupils about knife crime because they fear it will be reputationally damaging. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'Why children must be encouraged to read for pleasure'

 

Julia Eccleshare, Hay Festival's children's director, discusses why reading for pleasure is "the single most important indicator of a child’s future success". Tes.

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Tes

 

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