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.
Read more at: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/15017175.Number_of_Scottish_private_school_pupils_at_30_year_low/?ref=rss
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.
Read more at: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/15017160.Call_for_regulation_of_pupil_support_assistants__nursery_staff_and_college_lecturers/?ref=rss
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
Read more at: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/education/call-compulsory-sex-relationship-lessons-12437079
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.
Read more at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/01/11/addressing-mental-health-school-one-thing-preventative-care/
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.
Read more at: https://www.scotsman.com/future-scotland/tech/teachers-given-online-tool-to-raise-classroom-attainment-1-4337068
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.
Read more at: https://www.scotsman.com/news/education/private-school-sector-robust-despite-brexit-uncertainty-1-4336659
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