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Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 20/12/2018

Government names first 25 areas to get school ‘mental health support teams’ The Department for Education and Department of Health have named the “trailblazer” areas for the new teams, which will work with around 8,000 children and up to 20 schools each from late 2019. Read more Do we hide the truth about behaviour from […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 13/12/2018

‘Don’t diss private schools over Oxbridge entries’ – All schools – regardless of sector – should ask if they are doing enough to get pupils into Oxbridge, argues this head Independent schools will spend time and resources on the university application process, but surely it is the responsibility of all schools to prepare pupils for […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 06/12/2018

50 leaders from education, business and mental health sign Open Letter to Government An Open Letter to the Prime Minister signed by more than 50 leaders from across education, business and mental health has called on the Government to prioritise its manifesto pledge to amend health and safety legislation to put mental and physical first […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 27/11/2018

13 books to take pupils out of their comfort zone – It is important that children experience books that make them feel uncomfortable, writes Aidan Severs Reading for pleasure is all the rage in schools, but how often do we, and the children we teach, read for displeasure? Or, perhaps more accurately, for discomfort? Ask […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 25/10/2018

DfE ‘recognises’ Progress 8 can drive ‘perverse incentives’ The Department for Education has admitted it “recognises” that its progress 8 performance measure can drive perverse incentives for schools with challenging intakes. Read more Over half of secondary schools use ‘internal inclusion units’, DfE research finds Over half of secondary schools and a minority of primaries […]