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Daily News Summary
28 March 2019

image School competition addresses gender imbalance in cyber security
image 'Schools should show pupils how to use their phone productively, not ban them completely'
image ISC Blogs: The benefits of wellbeing dogs
image Recruitment crisis may lead to reliance on video teaching, says ASCL general secretary
image MPs vote in favour of LGBT inclusive relationship and sex education
image Education systems must play a part in tackling extremism, says Tony Blair
image Supporting non-verbal autistic children
image Air pollution linked to teenage psychosis, study finds

School competition addresses gender imbalance in cyber security

 

The Royal Masonic School for Girls has won the Government’s CyberFirst Girls Competition, which aims to address gender imbalances in cyber security professions. BBC Newsround interviews pupils from Withington Girls’ School, who were finalists in the competition - as were Oxford High School and The Queen's School in Chester.

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BBC

'Schools should show pupils how to use their phone productively, not ban them completely'

 

Geoff Barton, the general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), argues banning mobile phones in the classroom does not enable children to learn how to use their phone appropriately. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

ISC Blogs: The benefits of wellbeing dogs

 

Two school leaders discuss their positive experiences working alongside dogs in the classroom.

Blog 1: Jane Herod, an educational psychologist and head of study centre at Plymouth College, details how pupils' engagement during reading time has improved no end through sessions with an Irish Setter called Katie.

Blog 2: Alanda Phillips, head of prep at Leweston School, writes how their dog has had a profound classroom impact, a calming influence on pupils and a positive effect on their wellbeing.

Recruitment crisis may lead to reliance on video teaching, says ASCL general secretary

 

Geoff Barton, ASCL general secretary, has warned that schools may need to rely on YouTube videos to teach parts of their lessons, as the recruitment crisis continues. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

MPs vote in favour of LGBT inclusive relationship and sex education

 

MPs have backed new rules on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusive education, which will be taught from primary school. By Benjamin Butterworth, iNews.

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iNews

Education systems must play a part in tackling extremism, says Tony Blair

 

The former prime minister, Tony Blair, has said extremism should be tackled from an international perspective and has called for education systems to promote a "tolerant view of the world". By Matt Pickles, BBC News.

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BBC

Supporting non-verbal autistic children

 

Kate Shaw, who works with non-verbal autistic children in London, gives five tips on supporting children who are unable to speak. Tes.

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Tes

Air pollution linked to teenage psychosis, study finds

 

Researchers have found teenagers who live on roads with high levels of air pollution are more likely to suffer psychosis. By Chris Smyth, The Times.

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The Times

 

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