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Daily News Summary
9 October 2019

image Abolish Eton campaigners tell Angela Rayner to 'pick a side' over private schools
image Retention grants for science and MFL teachers 'are not value for money'
image Number of girls applying for GCHQ summer school 'up 50 per cent on last year'
image Trial to investigate impact of enrichment activities on attainment levels
image Literacy app developed to teach children to read 'without human help'
image Paediatrics expert warns against compulsory child vaccinations
image Universities introduce 'consent courses' to tackle sexual harassment

Abolish Eton campaigners tell Angela Rayner to 'pick a side' over private schools

 

Angela Rayner, Labour's shadow education secretary, has been criticised by Abolish Eton campaigners after appearing in a selfie with Chris Wheeler, vice-chair of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. By Catherine Lough, Tes.

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Tes

Retention grants for science and MFL teachers 'are not value for money'

 

The National Society for Education in Art and Design has criticised the Government's decision to provide science and modern foreign language (MFL) teachers with retention grants on top of their salaries, arguing the money "would be better used to help schools support all new teachers". By Amy Gibbons, Tes.

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Tes

Number of girls applying for GCHQ summer school 'up 50 per cent on last year'

 

This year, 930 girls applied for places on GCHQ's CyberFirst programme, compared with 630 last year. By Lucy Fisher, The Times. The article appears under the main article.

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The Times

Trial to investigate impact of enrichment activities on attainment levels

 

A trial conducted by the Children's University will explore whether taking part in enrichment activities boost levels of attainment in primary school pupils. By Kathryn Snowdon, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Literacy app developed to teach children to read 'without human help'

 

Duolingo, a language learning technology company, is launching a literacy app to teach children how to read 'without human help'. By Will Hazell, iNews.

The Telegraph reports on findings from a new study, which suggest robots could be trained to help autistic children better recognise emotions expressed through body language. By Natasha Bernal.

Paediatrics expert warns against compulsory child vaccinations

 

Dr David Elliman, of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, has criticised proposals to introduce compulsory vaccinations for children in England, adding the Government should instead focus on improving accessibility through pop-up clinics. BBC News.

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BBC

Universities introduce 'consent courses' to tackle sexual harassment

 

A report published by Universities UK has detailed the work universities are doing to tackle sexual harassment and gender-based violence, with some introducing mandatory consent courses for applicants prior to enrolment. By Gabriella Swerling, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

 

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