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Daily News Summary
19 March 2019

image Cambridge International defends IGCSEs and seeks "urgent" Ofqual meeting
image Four steps to help improve GCSE pupils' resilience
image Teachers express concern over standard of school buildings
image Government to launch review of post-16 qualifications
image Concern over Brexit impact on Erasmus+ exchange programme
image 'Change the accountability framework to improve teacher wellbeing'
image The Guardian view: Special educational needs
image Top neuroscientist reveals secrets of the teenage brain

Cambridge International defends IGCSEs and seeks "urgent" Ofqual meeting

 

Cambridge International has denied its IGCSEs are “easier” than GCSEs and requested an "urgent meeting" with the chief regulator and chair of Ofqual following comments made at last week's education select committee. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Four steps to help improve GCSE pupils' resilience

 

Michael Power, a head of year, details four steps to help students build resilience and improve GCSE exam performance. Tes.

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Tes

Teachers express concern over standard of school buildings

 

Teachers in the state and independent sectors have responded to a Teacher Tapp survey that asked whether their schools are in a good state of repair. By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Government to launch review of post-16 qualifications

 

A new government consultation is expected to look at the possibility of streamlining England's post-16 qualifications - asking whether funding should be withdrawn for qualifications that overlap with A-levels or T-levels. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Concern over Brexit impact on Erasmus+ exchange programme

 

The Guardian reports there is uncertainty surrounding the future of the Erasmus+ student exchange programme due to Brexit. By Anna Fazackerley.

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The Guardian

'Change the accountability framework to improve teacher wellbeing'

 

Yvonne Williams, a head of English, has written an open letter to the education secretary stating accountability changes are needed as part of a drive to improve teachers' mental health and wellbeing. Tes.

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Tes

The Guardian view: Special educational needs

 

The Guardian looks at how the education system supports children with special needs, suggesting the Government is failing to enable young people to be educated together in the spirit of inclusivity.

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The Guardian

Top neuroscientist reveals secrets of the teenage brain

 

Jane Blakemore, a professor in cognitive neuroscience at University College London and author of Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain, talks to The Times about adolescence and teenage behaviour. By Hilary Rose.

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The Times

 

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