Education News Round-Up March 30th

Sats for seven-year-olds set to be scrapped
Controversial national tests taken by seven-year-olds in England could be scrapped under new government plans.

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Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent
Term-time holidays accounted for a quarter of unauthorised absences from schools in England, analysis of official figures shows.

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Poor behaviour ‘not taken seriously enough in schools’
The issue of poor behaviour in schools has not been taken seriously enough, says a review by England’s behaviour tsar Tom Bennett.

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Teacher encouragement ‘gives pupils long-term boost’
Encouragement from teachers is key to keeping pupils engaged with education after the age of 16, suggests a study of more than 4,000 students in England.

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