What been in the news just lately?
- Today is World Teachers’ Day. Also known as International Teachers’ Day!
- Official figures say 163,000 more 6-year-olds are on track to become fluent readers since the introduction of the phonics screening check in 2012.
- SEND Family Action, have launched a national crowdfunding campaign towards a legal challenge of education secretary Damian Hinds.
- Home Office study reportedly finds that gangs are grooming young people who are in pupil referral units.
- Described as historic, take a look at Teaching: A valued profession working towards A Career, Conditions and Pay Framework for School Teachers in Wales.
- A new survey reveals that almost 60% of children aged 11 to 18 have multiple private social media profiles that they hide from their parents.
- The Dozenal Society of Great Britain (DSGB) say that British schools should teach children to count in 12s rather than 10. They have launched a petition to the government to change the UK’s decimalised system of counting to a dozenal one.
- According to a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, children who attend nursery are better behaved than those who stay at home with parents.
- Damian Hinds was talking at a
@Policy_Exchange meeting about “education as the rocket fuel for social mobility”.
- Have your say on relationships and sex education and
#healtheducation guidance by going here.
- Have you heard about MARGE? MARGE is an acronym for five essential principles of learning: MOTIVATE, ATTEND, RELATE, GENERATE, EVALUATE. Find out more in this free ebooklet written by Art Shimamura, a prominent memory researcher.
- New meta-analysis examines how shared book reading affects the English language and literacy skills of young EAL children.
- At Manchester University student union events clapping has been replaced with “jazz hands” at a amid fears that the noise of applause could trigger anxiety among some students. This is the British Sign Language expression for applause and is deemed a more inclusive gesture.
- The National Forest have started ‘Our National Forest’ campaign. Watch the following video to see what Grace, one teacher, is saying about outdoor learning in the National Forest: