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Daily News Summary
15 March 2019

image "We need to let children encounter risks and empower them to make decisions"
image 'PE should be treated as a core subject in the national curriculum to stop children's fitness falling'
image ISC Blog: 'You can’t be what you can’t see’ - the importance of making STEM education relatable and relevant
image ASCL annual conference: School funding and the poverty crisis
image Attainment gap "almost disappears" by the end of primary school, data suggests
image DfE study shows successful rural schools struggle with recruitment and finances

"We need to let children encounter risks and empower them to make decisions"

 

Duncan Barrable, head of outdoor learning at St Leonards in Fife, writes that children must be encouraged to encounter risks so they are able to build essential life skills. Tes.

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Tes

'PE should be treated as a core subject in the national curriculum to stop children's fitness falling'

 

Malcolm Tozer, author and former PE teacher at Uppingham School, writes in The Times that "regular school sport should be a right not a privilege".

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The Times

ISC Blog: 'You can’t be what you can’t see’ - the importance of making STEM education relatable and relevant

 

As we celebrate British Science Week, James Polansky, head at Boundary Oak School in Hampshire discusses how schools can make STEM education more meaningful for pupils.

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ISC

ASCL annual conference: School funding and the poverty crisis

 

During the Association of School and College Leaders' annual conference, the education secretary will unveil plans to improve teachers' wellbeing through a new expert advisory group. By Dave Speck, Tes.

Schools Week reports on findings from ASCL that show school funding needs an additional £5.7 billion. By Pippa Allen-Kinross.

The Telegraph highlights the poverty crisis following a poll conducted by ASCL, which has found almost half of headteachers have washed clothes for pupils. By Camilla Turner.

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Tes

Attainment gap "almost disappears" by the end of primary school, data suggests

 

Analysis by School Dash has suggested the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their wealthier peers "almost disappears" by the end of key stage 2, but reappears again at GCSEs. By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

DfE study shows successful rural schools struggle with recruitment and finances

 

Research by the Department for Education (DfE) has highlighted the challenges faced by rural schools in delivering a broad curriculum, dealing with recruitment issues and overcoming financial difficulties. By John Roberts, Tes.

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Tes

 

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