UKEdNews 12 January 2017 from @UKEdNewsDesk


Daily news briefing from the UKEdNewsdesk, initially published on the UKEdChat App.

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Number of Scottish private school pupils at 30 year low

Pupil numbers at Scottish private schools have reached their lowest level for nearly thirty years.

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Call for regulation of pupil support assistants, nursery staff and college lecturers

Nursery staff, pupil support assistants and college lecturers should be registered under the same national body as school teachers, a watchdog has said.

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Call for compulsory sex and relationship lessons in schools

Children’s charity Barnardo’s says the Welsh Government must update the curriculum for pupils’ safety

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Addressing mental health at school is one thing, but preventative care must also be at the top of the agenda

When Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Monday that she would put an end to the “hidden injustice” of the stigma that surrounds mental health, I guess she was gratified by the reaction. At last, people said, Government’s taking the issue seriously.

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Teachers given online tool to raise classroom attainment

Teachers will be given access to an online tool which share examples of how to increase attainment in Scottish schools.

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Private school sector ‘robust’ despite Brexit uncertainty

The private school sector in Scotland remains in “robust” health despite a slight fall in pupil numbers in the past decade and uncertainty over how Brexit will impact on students from overseas.

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