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Daily News Summary
5 March 2019

image Letters: Make the International Baccalaureate available to more schools
image School exclusions and the rise in knife crime
image How can primary schools get design and technology right?
image WomenEd movement encourages female teachers to "be 10% braver"
image School funding: How are schools coping?
image 'Why are schools ignoring apprenticeships?'
image Research reveals apps being used to sell illegal drugs

Letters: Make the International Baccalaureate available to more schools

 

Henry Coverdale, assistant head at King Edward’s School, Birmingham, writes to The Times suggesting the Government should encourage more schools to pursue the International Baccalaureate (IB).

The letter is two thirds of the way down the page.

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The Times

School exclusions and the rise in knife crime

 

Raphael Hogarth writes in The Times warning that school exclusions can leave vulnerable pupils at risk of falling into crime.

Kate Townshend, a teacher in Gloucestershire, responds to suggestions schools could be blamed for the rise in knife crime. Tes.

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The Times

How can primary schools get design and technology right?

 

Aidan Severs, a deputy head at a primary school in the north of England, details six ways to get design and technology right in primary schools. Tes.

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Tes

WomenEd movement encourages female teachers to "be 10% braver"

 

Sue Cowley, an author, teacher educator and presenter, considers what female teachers need to do in order to overcome 'imposter syndrome'. Tes.

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Tes

School funding: How are schools coping?

 

The Times has published a series of articles examining the funding challenges faced by state schools after an investigation by the newspaper revealed pupils' parents were being asked to donate hundreds of pounds a year. By Nicola Woolcock, Louis Goddard, Sam Joiner, Chris Hutchinson, Lucy Skoulding and Elsa Maishman.

The Times investigation found headteachers in some schools were also acting as cleaners following budget cuts.

One parent told the newspaper that her daughter's school has asked parents to make donations by setting up a direct debit.

Nicola Woolcock, education correspondent at The Times, has written a commentary about the issue. The newspaper has also published a leading article about the topic.

'Why are schools ignoring apprenticeships?'

 

The Guardian looks at why many schools are failing to ensure pupils have sufficient access to high-quality apprenticeships. By Nichola Hay.

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The Guardian

Research reveals apps being used to sell illegal drugs

 

Research from Royal Holloway, University of London, has warned of the potential for young people to buy illegal drugs via social media apps. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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