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Daily News Summary
31 May 2019

image "More variation than usual” expected in this year’s GCSE and A-level results, Ofqual warns
image 'Cutting funding for IB in state schools is deeply unfair and divisive'
image Exams regulator warns pupils not to be distracted by social media claims that exam papers are for sale
image ISC blog: Moving beyond the rhetoric of resilience in sport
image Rise in number of EHC plans issued to children with SEND
image Mental health should be integrated in school curriculum, says Scotland's first Youth Commission
image Primary children to be offered nasal spray flu vaccine

"More variation than usual” expected in this year’s GCSE and A-level results, Ofqual warns

 

Ofqual has warned that schools may see a greater degree of variation in GCSE and A-level results this year, as reforms take their toll. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'Cutting funding for IB in state schools is deeply unfair and divisive'

 

John Oakes, the headteacher of Dartford Grammar School, has told the Department for Education that its proposals to cut funding for state pupils doing the International Baccalaureate (IB) could be "deeply unfair and divisive". By Mark Smulian and Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

Exams regulator warns pupils not to be distracted by social media claims that exam papers are for sale

 

Ofqual has written to schools urging students not to be distracted by, or to initiate, claims on social media that exam papers are for sale. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

ISC blog: Moving beyond the rhetoric of resilience in sport

 

Iain Simpson, director of sport at Oakham School, discusses why the development of psychological behaviours such as commitment, grit and perseverance has become a key part of his school's sports coaching.

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ISC

Rise in number of EHC plans issued to children with SEND

 

Government data shows the number of education, health and care (EHC) plans issued to pupils in England has increased by more than 10 per cent in a year. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Mental health should be integrated in school curriculum, says Scotland's first Youth Commission

 

Scotland's first Youth Commission on Mental Health has said mental health should be embedded in the school curriculum and receive more funding. BBC News.

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BBC

Primary children to be offered nasal spray flu vaccine

 

Health chiefs have announced all primary children will be offered the flu vaccine in the form of a nasal spray next winter. By Henry Bodkin, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

 

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