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Daily News Summary
29 October 2019

image 'Independent schools can win the argument against abolition'
image Calls for action over lack of regulation for private tutors
image Thousands of young people could 'miss out' on careers advice
image Workload is a source of "high levels of stress in schools", say 80 per cent of teachers
image League tables 'should account for pupil background'
image Instagram pledges to ban drawings of self-harm

'Independent schools can win the argument against abolition'

 

Cameron Wyllie, a former independent school principal, outlines the reasons why he believes independent schools can 'win the argument' against abolition. He argues "private education, in its rich and varied forms, offers something intrinsically different to state education". The Scotsman.

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Scotsman

Calls for action over lack of regulation for private tutors

 

ITV News reports the lack of regulation and background checks for private tutors has prompted calls for a change in the law. By Lauren Hall.

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ITV News

Thousands of young people could 'miss out' on careers advice

 

The Local Government Association has warned a careers advice scheme proposed by the Government 'will fail to reach thousands of young people', as only 1,300 schools and colleges are involved in the programme. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Workload is a source of "high levels of stress in schools", say 80 per cent of teachers

 

According to a new report, eight out of 10 teachers believe workload is creating "high levels of stress in schools", up from six out of 10 last year. By Dave Speck, Tes.

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Tes

League tables 'should account for pupil background'

 

A new report from Bristol University has concluded that details about pupils' backgrounds should be considered when compiling data for secondary school league tables in England. The study claims the national league table position of a fifth of schools would change by more than 500 places if such factors were taken into account. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

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BBC

Instagram pledges to ban drawings of self-harm

 

Instagram has pledged to remove images, drawings and cartoons which are seen to be "promoting" self-harm, following the death of 14-year-old Molly Russell. By Angus Crawford, BBC News.

BBC News also reports on findings from a study which show 76 per cent of girls aged 10 to 15 were admitted to hospital after self-harming, compared to 49 per cent of boys.

 

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