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Daily News Summary
6 February 2020

image Report identifies lack of female role models in science
image Number of Chinese applicants to British universities reaches record high
image 'How we continue to teach our pupils amid the coronavirus outbreak'
image House of Lords debate: care provision for sufferers of eating disorders
image Poll finds nearly half of teenagers feel 'pressure' to go to university
image Social media bosses to be held responsible for online harms
image 'The importance of sleep for teenagers' mental health'

Report identifies lack of female role models in science

 

According to a report by Teach First, girls are discouraged from taking science at A-level due to a lack of female scientists featured on the GCSE curriculum. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

Tes reports Teach First is calling on the Government to introduce retrospective payments for STEM teachers to "recognise the urgency of the teaching shortage in disadvantaged schools". By Amy Gibbons.

 

Number of Chinese applicants to British universities reaches record high

 

New figures from UCAS show the number of Chinese students applying to British universities has risen by more than a third this year. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

Tes also reports on the findings, highlighting the 'slow progress' of widening university access to pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. By Catherine Lough.

 

'How we continue to teach our pupils amid the coronavirus outbreak'

 

Matt Seddon, deputy head of senior school (house and pastoral) at Kellett School: British International School in Hong Kong, discusses how the school is continuing to support its students despite being closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Tes.

 
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Tes

House of Lords debate: care provision for sufferers of eating disorders

 

As part of a discussion on the support available for people with eating disorders, Lord Lexden, president of the Independent Schools Association, highlighted the value of partnership work taking place between state and independent schools, and praised the efforts of charities such as Beat.

 
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Hansard

Poll finds nearly half of teenagers feel 'pressure' to go to university

 

According to research commissioned by IBM, nearly two-fifths of sixth form and college students would feel like a "failure" if they didn't go on to study at university. By Astrid Hall, The Independent.

 
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The Independent

Social media bosses to be held responsible for online harms

 

Under new plans set to be announced by the Government, social media bosses will be held personally liable for online harms, and could face criminal prosecution if they breach their duty of care. By Charles Hymas and Mike Wright, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

'The importance of sleep for teenagers' mental health'

 

Emma Seith writes in Tes highlighting the importance of sleep for maintaining good mental health.

 
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Tes

 

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