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Daily News Summary
12 February 2020

image Further strikes over the Teachers' Pension Scheme
image 'Post-election, independent schools should play an active role in improving society'
image Study links childhood inactivity to depression in later life
image Charity leader calls on schools to use history teaching to combat prejudice
image Four ways teachers can improve their mental health

Further strikes over the Teachers' Pension Scheme

 

Tes reports teachers at The Grange School and Westholme School have voted to strike over their schools' plans to withdraw them from the Teachers' Pension Scheme. By Dave Speck. The article quotes Debbie Leonard, head of The Grange School.

 
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Tes

'Post-election, independent schools should play an active role in improving society'

 

David James, deputy head (academic) of an independent school, writes in Tes arguing independent schools should use their resources and influence to "make society an increasingly better, and fairer, place to grow up".

 
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Tes

Study links childhood inactivity to depression in later life

 

New findings suggest children who sit for hours a day are more likely to develop symptoms of depression at the age of 18. By Vanessa Chalmers, Daily Mail.

 
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Daily Mail

Charity leader calls on schools to use history teaching to combat prejudice

 

Beki Martin, executive director of the charity Facing History and Ourselves, has said schools should use history lessons to tackle prejudice and educate young people on how they can make a positive difference. By Will Hazell, iNews.

 
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iNews

Four ways teachers can improve their mental health

 

Tes features an article offering tips for teachers on how to improve their mental health. By Jo Steer.

 
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Tes

 

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