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Daily News Summary
12 September 2019

image DfE turns to Snapchat to encourage pupils to study MFL
image Study suggests link between social media use and mental health problems
image 'What an alternative to GCSE English language could look like'
image Teacher training 'to focus more on behaviour management'
image Increase in reports of online grooming offences
image Oxford University ranked 'best university in the world'
image Research indicates almost 40 per cent of children will be overweight by 2024

DfE turns to Snapchat to encourage pupils to study MFL

 

The Department for Education (DfE) has shared a video to Snapchat highlighting the benefits of studying modern foreign languages (MFL), in an effort to boost the number of pupils studying a language at GCSE. By Dave Speck, Tes.

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Tes

Study suggests link between social media use and mental health problems

 

New research suggests teenagers who spend more than three hours a day on social media are twice as likely to experience mental health problems than those who do not. By Laura Donnelly, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'What an alternative to GCSE English language could look like'

 

Amid calls for the current English language GCSE to be scrapped, Cath Sezen, senior policy manager at the Association of Colleges, outlines what a 'Passport in English' qualification could look like. Tes.

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Tes

Teacher training 'to focus more on behaviour management'

 

Ofsted has outlined new proposals to place more emphasis on behaviour during teacher training inspections, amid growing concern about discipline in schools. ITV News.

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ITV News

Increase in reports of online grooming offences

 

Freedom of Information requests submitted by the NSPCC have found the number of online grooming offences reported to police has risen to 4,000, with one in five victims aged 11 or under. By Mike Wright, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Oxford University ranked 'best university in the world'

 

The annual Times Higher Education international league table has put Oxford University in first place for the fourth consecutive year. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

Research indicates almost 40 per cent of children will be overweight by 2024

 

Health officials have warned nearly four in ten primary school leavers will be overweight within the next five years. By Rosie Taylor, The Times.

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The Times

 

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