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Daily News Summary
8 November 2019

image 'Students should study subjects they find enjoyable, rather than those associated with high pay'
image "Schools have a responsibility to help form pupils' characters"
image Survey suggests one in 10 pupils miss school because of bullying
image 'Representation in books can encourage BAME children to discover a love of reading'
image GPs to prioritise toddlers and ill children amid flu vaccine shortage
image Campaigners call for social media influencers to stop promoting junk food online
image Teaching union launches hotline for discipline concerns

'Students should study subjects they find enjoyable, rather than those associated with high pay'

 

The Daily Mail reports on new figures from the Department for Education outlining the potential earnings attached to different A-level subjects. Referencing the data, Suzie Longstaff, head of Putney High School, says students should choose to study subjects they find enjoyable, adding "the increased hybridisation of jobs means that every subjects has its value". By Sebastian Murphy-Bates, Daily Mail.

The Telegraph also features an article on the findings, reporting that vocational subjects are now deemed more "lucrative" than the humanities. By Camilla Turner.

"Schools have a responsibility to help form pupils' characters"

 

Julia Harrington, head of Queen Anne's School, and Jonnie Noakes, director of teaching and learning at Eton College, write in Tes about the value of character education. They share the work they have been doing to help instil core values and skills in their students, and discuss their upcoming character education conference on 13 November.

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Tes

Survey suggests one in 10 pupils miss school because of bullying

 

A poll commissioned by the Anti-Bullying Alliance has found 35 per cent of secondary school children have experienced bullying, with 11 per cent missing school because of it. By Isaac Crowson, The Sun.

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The Sun

'Representation in books can encourage BAME children to discover a love of reading'

 

Jasmine Richards writes in IE Today arguing that "offering a curriculum that features more characters from diverse backgrounds can help to encourage more children to discover the wonder of reading". The article references the Independent Schools Council.

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IE Today

GPs to prioritise toddlers and ill children amid flu vaccine shortage

 

Thousands of flu vaccinations are to be cancelled amid a national shortage of supplies, with GPs told to prioritise toddlers and the sickest children. By Laura Donnelly, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Campaigners call for social media influencers to stop promoting junk food online

 

Bite Back 2030, an anti-childhood obesity campaign led by young people, has written an open letter to social media influencers urging them to stop promoting unhealthy food online. By Will Hazell, iNews.

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iNews

Teaching union launches hotline for discipline concerns

 

The NASWUT Scotland teaching union has opened a hotline for teachers to report pupil behaviour concerns. Tes.

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Tes

 

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