UKEdNews 20 January 2017 from @UKEdNewsDesk

PUBLISHED AT 7:30 AM: MONDAY 20TH JANUARY 2017

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

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Grammar schools lose top spots after league table shakeup

DfE’s latest tables, ranked using new Progress 8 measure, show schools that made greatest advances in pupils’ grades

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jan/19/grammar-schools-lose-top-spots-after-league-table-shakeup


Secondary school league tables 2016: Grammar school children excel while comprehensives fall behind, figures show

Official data released by the Department for Education (DfE) shows that 94 per cent of children at grammar schools have made good progress by the time they are 16, compared to less than half (49 per cent) of students at non-selective schools.

Read more at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/01/19/secondary-school-league-tables-2017-1500-schools-failing-figures/


Headmistress scuppered by red tape as she tried to use mobile phone jamming technology to stop children using internet in class

A headmistress who wanted to use mobile phone jamming technology to stop children getting distracted in lessons has been stopped by red tape, after Ofcom warned that it was a criminal offence.

Read more at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/01/19/headmistress-buys-illegal-jammer-block-students-internet-use/


Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements

Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive treatment, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.

Read more at: https://ukedchat.com/2017/01/19/teenagers-who-access-mental-health-services-see-significant-improvements/


More than 1,500 schools fall below standard in new government league tables

The Government claims new progress and attainment measures use to compare schools presents a clearer picture of how well they performing

Read more at: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/school-performance-tables-education-league-government-fall-below-stand-best-worst-british-a7535481.html


The first results from Wales’ TWO new Maths GCSEs were published today

The first results for the new Welsh-only maths GCSEs have been revealed – and most students got a D or below.

Read more at: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/education/first-results-wales-new-maths-12476458


Boycott birth census, civil rights group urges parents

The civil rights group Liberty is urging parents in England to boycott Thursday’s school census.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-38677439


League tables: New targets see 282 secondaries underperforming

As new school league tables are published, the government says 282 secondaries are underperforming.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-38665551


Cuts forcing schools to axe language and science exams

Schools are having to cut the number of subjects they offer to pupils as a direct result of cuts, teachers’ leaders have warned.

Read more at: https://files.heraldscotland.com/news/education/15033829.Cuts_forcing_schools_to_axe_language_and_science_exams/?ref=rss

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