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Daily News Summary
18 November 2021

image Coronavirus: Local public health chiefs given more powers to request face masks in schools
image Media multi-tasking worse for children's mental health than video games, findings suggest
image "We have the same vision; that our children access the best learning opportunities and that our staff excel"
image Prince Charles set to open outdoor classroom in grounds of Dumfries House
image Scottish teenagers could receive news vouchers as part of proposals to promote media literacy in schools

Coronavirus: Local public health chiefs given more powers to request face masks in schools

 

According to iNews, regional directors of public health no longer need permission from central government to request face coverings in schools, following changes to Whitehall's COVID contingency plans. By Jane Merrick.

Under-18s who have had COVID are being told to wait at least 12 weeks before having a vaccine, in a change designed to reduce the risk of rare side effects. By Chris Smyth and Rhys Blakely, The Times.

Sir Kevan Collins, the former education recovery commissioner, has condemned the Government's "feeble" response to school catch-up, saying: "There's an abdication of responsibility - there's no national endeavour." By Tom Belger, Schools Week.

Teachers in Scotland have claimed that young primary schoolchildren have become more violent since lockdown. By Neil Pooran, The Times.

 

Media multi-tasking worse for children's mental health than video games, findings suggest

 

New study findings suggest children who consume several types of media simultaneously suffer more with mental health problems than those who spend several hours a day playing online games. By Joe Pinkstone, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

"We have the same vision; that our children access the best learning opportunities and that our staff excel"

 

John Mason School, Radley College, Abingdon School, St Helen and St Katharine and Larkmead School in Oxfordshire have formalised a cross-sector partnership intended to raise educational aspirations across the OX14 postcode. By Jo Golding, Independent Education Today.

 
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IE Today

Prince Charles set to open outdoor classroom in grounds of Dumfries House

 

Prince Charles has been granted approval to build an outdoor classroom for schoolchildren in the grounds of his Scottish stately home. The facility is expected to host science workshops designed to help pupils to learn about the natural world. By Stuart MacDonald, The Times.

 
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The Times

Scottish teenagers could receive news vouchers as part of proposals to promote media literacy in schools

 

Scottish ministers are reportedly considering plans to create a new institute promoting quality journalism and media literacy in Scotland's schools. As outlined in the proposals, teenagers aged 15 to 19 would also receive vouchers to buy newspapers and subscribe to journalism online. By Arthi Nachiappan, The Times.

 
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The Times

 

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