Education News Round-Up October 12th

Ninety children taken into care each day, figures show
Ninety children are being taken into care every day in England and Wales and it’s claimed social workers are “firefighting” the most serious cases late into the night.

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Hampton school gives pupils alarm clocks to replace ‘distracting phones’
A school has handed out free alarm clocks to students in an effort to stop mobile phones interrupting their sleep.

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Supply teachers ‘quitting over low pay’
Supply teachers are having to take on extra jobs to make ends meet and many are considering quitting the profession, it has been claimed.

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Teaching to the test gives ‘hollow understanding’
Schools in England are focusing on tests and exams, rather than giving pupils a good grounding in a wide range of subjects, the head of Ofsted warns.

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