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Daily News Summary
10 October 2019

image ISC blog: The value of sleep in maintaining good mental health
image Homework linked to unhappiness in teenage girls, research suggests
image DfE announces loans for property developers to build schools
image Schools paying "exorbitant finder's fees" to recruit teachers
image Microsoft backs legislation to protect children from online harms
image Government issues advice on handling LGBT school protests
image 'Politicians need to be bold to tackle child obesity'

ISC blog: The value of sleep in maintaining good mental health

 

Helen Pike, master of Magdalen College School, outlines the work her school is doing to promote good sleep on World Mental Health Day.

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ISC

Homework linked to unhappiness in teenage girls, research suggests

 

According to a new report published by the Department for Education (DfE), teenage girls who do six or more hours of homework per week report poorer psychological health than their peers who do less. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

DfE announces loans for property developers to build schools

 

Under a new pilot scheme announced by the DfE today, property developers will be offered loans of up to £20 million to build schools alongside new housing developments. Tes.

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Tes

Schools paying "exorbitant finder's fees" to recruit teachers

 

According to iNews, recruitment agencies are charging schools thousands of pounds in "finder's fees" to hire teachers. By Will Hazell.

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iNews

Microsoft backs legislation to protect children from online harms

 

Microsoft, the world's largest tech company, has expressed support for the introduction of a statutory duty of care to shield children from online harms. By Charles Hymas, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Government issues advice on handling LGBT school protests

 

The DfE has produced a 21-page document advising councils on how to support teachers to reduce disruption caused by protests over LGBT-inclusive lessons. By Sima Kotecha, BBC News.

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BBC

'Politicians need to be bold to tackle child obesity'

 

Dame Sally Davies, England's outgoing chief medical officer, has outlined potential measures to address child obesity, including banning snacking on public transport and placing extra taxes on unhealthy foods. By Nick Triggle, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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