Education News Round-Up May 4th

Teacher recruitment a ‘significant challenge’, say MPs
Encouraging teachers in England to stay in the profession will “remain a significant challenge” for the coming years, a committee of MPs stresses.

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Wales reading and numeracy tests to be taken online
Annual reading and numeracy tests for children aged from six to 14 will be taken online from September next year, the Welsh Government has said.

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Exam revision students ‘should smell rosemary for memory’
With the exam season approaching and revision under way, university researchers have suggested that the smell of rosemary could enhance memory.

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Reform ‘high stakes’ primary tests, MPs urge
Children’s education in England is being skewed by the use of high-stakes tests taken by 11-year-olds as a school league table measure, say MPs.

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