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- Government scraps funding for 5,000 post-GCSE qualifications ahead of T-levels launch
- ISC blog: The importance of coming together for mental health awareness
- Psychologists work to develop gender-neutral careers guidance
- Academic underperformance of white working-class boys is behind the "obsession" with phonics
- Bursaries book offers fundraising advice to independent schools
Government scraps funding for 5,000 post-GCSE qualifications ahead of T-levels launchEducation policy
The Department for Education is pulling funding from more than 5,000 post-GCSE qualifications with "no or low numbers of enrolments" in preparation for the launch of T-levels in September. BBC News.
ISC blog: The importance of coming together for mental health awarenessISC blog
Eli Thomas, a pupil at Christ's Hospital School and organiser of a new pupil-led mental health conference, discusses how schools can do more to promote mental health and wellbeing.
Psychologists work to develop gender-neutral careers guidanceGeneral education
An article in iNews explores how designers of careers guidance programmes are challenging gender biases to encourage students to widen their horizons. By Rachael Pells. The article quotes Belinda Whitehouse, head of careers at Dame Allan's Schools.
Academic underperformance of white working-class boys is behind the "obsession" with phonicsTeaching and learning
Speaking at a Westminster Hall debate yesterday, schools minister Nick Gibb said the need to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged students and their wealthier peers has driven the Government's "obsession" with phonics and reading. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.
Bursaries book offers fundraising advice to independent schoolsIndependent sector
A book entitled 'Transforming young lives: Fundraising for bursaries' written by John Claughton, has been published. It is designed to help independent schools raise more money for bursaries. IE Today. The article references a quote from Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the ISC.