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Daily News Summary
17 May 2019

image Call for teachers to become governors of other schools
image 'Teachers' dwindling pension rewards will worsen recruitment crisis'
image Heads lack confidence to tackle online abuse, poll shows
image Learning about the world of work motivates pupils to achieve higher GCSE results
image Schools should have one vegetarian day a week, urges Soil Association
image 'We need to be aware of the potential risks with AI in schools'
image Schoolchildren should have compulsory measles jab, say experts

Call for teachers to become governors of other schools

 

The National Governance Association (NGA) is calling on teachers to become governors of other schools, to enrich their professional development and gain “valuable experience of strategic leadership”. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'Teachers' dwindling pension rewards will worsen recruitment crisis'

 

Yvonne Williams, a head of English in the south of England, writes in Tes about the effects of increased employer contributions to teachers' pensions. Tes.

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Tes

Heads lack confidence to tackle online abuse, poll shows

 

A poll has revealed only 37% of school leaders and safeguarding leads feel very confident dealing with incidents of online abuse. By Adi Bloom, Tes.

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Tes

Learning about the world of work motivates pupils to achieve higher GCSE results

 

Research conducted on behalf of the Education and Employers charity has found pupils who are given careers advice are more motivated to get good grades. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

Schools should have one vegetarian day a week, urges Soil Association

 

In a bid to make school meals more environmentally frendly, the Soil Association is uging the Government to ensure schools have one day a week of plant-based proteins and foods. By Rebecca Smithers, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

'We need to be aware of the potential risks with AI in schools'

 

Omar Al-Farooq, a maths teacher and software engineer, outlines some of the potential problems with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in schools. Tes.

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Tes

Schoolchildren should have compulsory measles jab, say experts

 

Experts have warned that children may need to have compulsory measles vaccinations before starting school to prevent a spread of the disease in the UK. BBC News.

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BBC

 

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