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Daily News Summary
10 May 2019

image 'The problem with gendered language in school leadership'
image School pupils taught how to be grateful
image Schools must equip young people with data skills, says Royal Society
image 'Mental fragility among young people is behind rising levels of exam stress'
image Shorter break times at school to 'cram in' more lessons
image UK teachers are the most tech-savvy, report finds
image Government to help schools tackle child exploitation

'The problem with gendered language in school leadership'

 

Gwen Byrom, founding principal of NLCS Bangkok and a former president of the Girls' Schools Association, discusses how the next generation of women can be developed to not only "take their place in society but also to lead that society". Tes.

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Tes

School pupils taught how to be grateful

 

Pupils at Eton College are being given lessons in gratitude and empathy, as part of the school's focus on character education. By Adi Bloom, Tes. The article quotes Jonnie Noakes, Eton’s head of teaching and learning, who spoke at the annual conference of the Boarding Schools' Association.

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Tes

Schools must equip young people with data skills, says Royal Society

 

The Royal Society has said Britain's education system needs a "radical overhaul" to help avoid a data skills shortage. By Natasha Bernal, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'Mental fragility among young people is behind rising levels of exam stress'

 

Roger Taylor, the chair of Ofqual, has said exam stress among young people is likely to be high because pupils are 'mentally fragile'. By Will Hazell, Tes.

Natasha Devon writes in Tes that "exam-factory schooling is responsible for the student mental health crisis".

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Tes

Shorter break times at school to 'cram in' more lessons

 

Researchers at University College London have found children today have 45 minutes less break time a week than in 1995, in order to fit more lessons into the day. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News.

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BBC

UK teachers are the most tech-savvy, report finds

 

According to the OECD Skills Outlook report, teachers in the United Kingdom are the most skilled in ICT in the developed world. By John Roberts, Tes.

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Tes

Government to help schools tackle child exploitation

 

The Government has pledged to help schools tackle child criminal or sexual exploitation under a £2 million scheme. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

 

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