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Daily News Summary
16 October 2019

image Exam board to pay out over £1million for remark failings
image Majority of teachers believe exam performance is valued more than students' wellbeing
image Physical exercise during lessons 'boosts academic performance'
image 'The Government should offer more support to state-funded Muslim schools'
image Study finds gambling is a 'growing problem' amongst children
image Figures indicate a 30 per cent rise in children arming themselves at school

Exam board to pay out over £1million for remark failings

 

AQA, the UK's biggest exam board, has been ordered to pay more than than £1million in fines and compensation after it was revealed some of its GCSE and A-level papers were "remarked" by the same examiner. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Majority of teachers believe exam performance is valued more than students' wellbeing

 

A report published by the Health Foundation has found 82 per cent of teachers believe the focus on exams has become disproportionate to the focus on pupil wellbeing. By Dave Speck, Tes.

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Tes

Physical exercise during lessons 'boosts academic performance'

 

New research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, has found pupils taking part in physical exercise during lessons improved their academic performance by 80 per cent. By Laura Donnelly, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'The Government should offer more support to state-funded Muslim schools'

 

Dr John Hall, the Dean of Westminster Abbey, has warned 'too many Muslim children are being educated in poorly funded independent schools because of the lack of support for state-funded faith schools'. By Valentine Low, The Times.

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The Times

Study finds gambling is a 'growing problem' amongst children

 

Research conducted by Cardiff University has found two-fifths of 11 to 16-year-olds have undertaken some form of gambling in the past year. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

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BBC

Figures indicate a 30 per cent rise in children arming themselves at school

 

According to figures obtained through freedom of information requests, there were 1,072 cases of children caught with weapons at school in the last financial year, compared to 831 the previous year. By John Simpson, The Times.

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The Times

 

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