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Daily News Summary
6 September 2019

image Exam prices rise for third consecutive year
image 'Why I'm training to be a teacher aged 45'
image Government announces major review into SEND support
image 'Children could benefit from eating in class'
image Research indicates teaching assistants are paying for pupils' food and uniforms
image Scientists urge the Welsh Government to ban creationism in science lessons
image Competition invites schools to rename new planet

Exam prices rise for third consecutive year

 

Ofqual's first ever exams price guide shows the price of GCSEs and A-levels has increased every year since 2016. By Catherine Lough, Tes.

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Tes

'Why I'm training to be a teacher aged 45'

 

Writing in The Telegraph, Sarah Freeman explains why she is embarking on a new career in teaching after working as a journalist for 20 years.

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The Telegraph

Government announces major review into SEND support

 

The Government is set to launch a major review into support for children with special educational needs in an effort to improve services for families. By Will Hazell, iNews.

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iNews

'Children could benefit from eating in class'

 

Writing in The Times, Angela Epstein argues eating in class could enhance students' learning, citing a 2015 Cardiff University study, which identified a link between nutrition and concentration in the classroom.

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The Times

Research indicates teaching assistants are paying for pupils' food and uniforms

 

A survey conducted by Unison found teaching assistants are using their own money to help struggling families with school costs. Tes.

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Tes

Scientists urge the Welsh Government to ban creationism in science lessons

 

In a letter to the Welsh Government, 50 leading scientists, with the support of broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, have called for schools in Wales to ban teaching creationism as science. By Will Hazell, iNews.

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iNews

Competition invites school to rename new planet

 

In celebration of the centenary of the International Astronomical Union, schools and youth organisations across the country have been invited to submit new name suggestions for an exoplanet and the star it orbits - currently named WASP-13b. ITV News.

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ITV News

 

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