Education News Round-Up July 27th

Sugar tax ‘must not be used to plug school budgets’
Money set aside for promoting physical activity and healthy eating in schools should not be used to “plug a black hole in funding”, councils say.

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Nayland Primary schoolchildren ‘helped’ by new dog
A school has brought in a “head teacher’s pet” with the aim of helping children overcome any anxiety issues they may have.

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Labour warns of 60% four-year rise in unqualified teachers
There are 24,000 teachers without formal teaching qualifications in state schools in England – an increase of more than 60% in four years.

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Campaign to avoid confusion over new GCSEs
Nearly £400,000 has been spent in a bid to avoid public confusion over a new system for the way GCSEs are graded in England.

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