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Daily News Summary
9 May 2019

image ISC myth-busting blog: “Independent schools are too elitist to share their advantages”
image 'Fresh air and exercise key to exam revision'
image The Edtech 50 schools shaping teaching and learning
image Qualified nursery staff raise quality of early years provision, study finds
image Young people's mental ill health is "out of control"
image RSE programme does not go far enough, says Stephen Fry
image Dangerous levels of air pollution affecting school children every day

ISC myth-busting blog: “Independent schools are too elitist to share their advantages”

 

Julie Robinson, chief executive of the Independent Schools Council, uses the latest Census data to set the record straight about some of the myths surrounding independent schools.

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ISC

'Fresh air and exercise key to exam revision'

 

Douglas Henderson, editor of Schools Cricket Online and secretary to the cricket committee of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, says young people should allow time to get some fresh air and exercise during the exam period. The Times.

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The Times

The Edtech 50 schools shaping teaching and learning

 

Ty Goddard, co-founder of the Education Foundation and chair of Edtech UK, discusses current education technology strategies, which have been shaped by governments and educators to support teachers and learners. Tes. The article references Croydon High School and Hampshire Collegiate School.

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Tes

Qualified nursery staff raise quality of early years provision, study finds

 

Researchers at Oxford University have found adults working in nurseries and early years settings raise the quality of provision if they have good qualifications and are continuing to train. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

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BBC

Young people's mental ill health is "out of control"

 

Tes reports that mental ill health among young people is at crisis point. By Will Hazell.

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Tes

RSE programme does not go far enough, says Stephen Fry

 

Actor Stephen Fry has supported calls on the Government to review its compulsory relationships and sex education (RSE) programme. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

On the subject of sex education, Adrian Chiles writes in The Guardian questioning where young people educate themselves about sex, if it isn't through porn.

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The Guardian

Dangerous levels of air pollution affecting school children every day

 

An investigation by The Times has revealed millions of children attend schools in areas with dangerous levels of air pollution. By Ben Webster.

Read The Times' manifesto for change on air pollution.

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The Times

 

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