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New assessments for GCSE French, German and Spanish

Changes to how these GCSEs will be assessed in future confirmed by Ofqual.

From: Ofqual

Changes to how GCSEs in French, German and Spanish will be assessed in future have been confirmed today by Ofqual.

They are needed because the government is changing from 2024 how students will be taught and assessed in these subjects - to help young people develop their language skills...

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1 in 8 children say time online harms their school work  

Nearly one in eight children in the UK say their online life harms their school work according to a survey by The Children’s Society.

The survey is among the evidence considered in the national charity’s new report,  Net Gains? Young People’s Digital Lives and Well-Being . 

It found 13% of young people aged 10-17 said their life online had a ‘mostly negative’ impact on their school...

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Three plead guilty to running illegal school

Two people and a charitable trust have pleaded guilty to running an illegal school, following an investigation by Ofsted.

From: Ofsted

In a hearing at Sheffield Magistrate’s Court, Shahjan Yasmin Hussain, Chair of Trustees; Dr Shathea Zamzam, Manager; and Yorkshire Tuition Centre have admitted to running an unregistered school.

The case was heard on 5 January 2022 and is the...

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Parents more climate conscious under their children’s watchful eye

Parents are more likely to take action against climate change if observed by their children, a study reveals.

The study, carried out in Innsbruck, Austria, looked at how to motivate ‘voluntary climate action’ across the generations, focusing on parents and children.

The researchers paid 368 parents 69€ each and asked how much of the money they wanted to keep and how much they would...

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More support to keep pupils in the classroom

Face-to-face education prioritised as it is important for pupils’ education and wellbeing

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Published 2 January 2022

Thousands of new air filters and further temporary measures will be introduced to protect face-to-face education and minimise disruption, ahead of the pupils returning to the classroom this week....

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Rising costs put extra financial pressure on families this Christmas  

Children could be exposed to more intense and damaging parental conflict this Christmas as heightened economic pressures put strains on parents’ relationships

A YouGov survey of 1,053 parents of children aged 18 and under in Britain, commissioned by research charity and What Works Centre, the Early Intervention Foundation, has found that 56% of those who celebrate Christmas worry about their...

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How to speak to your children about Organ Donation

How to speak to your children about Organ Donation
  • 80% of adults in England say they would consider becoming a donor, but fewer than 42.5% have registered a decision, whatever it is, on the organ donation register
  • 4% of organ donors in 20/21 were children aged 0-17
  • More organ donations from children and young people are needed to save the lives of children, babies
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Protect yourself and your baby by having the flu vaccine

Protect yourself and your baby by having the flu vaccine

Pregnant women in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay are being urged to have the flu vaccine now to protect themselves and their unborn baby from the deadly illness.

The UK Health Security Agency has warned that there could be a significant flu surge this winter coinciding with continuing or rising COVID-19 cases.

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Life After Lockdown: The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s mental health

Life After Lockdown: The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s mental health
  • Almost half (42.8%) of 11–16-year-olds feel that lockdown has made their life worse (NHS)
  • In 2020, one in six (16%) children aged 5 to 16 years were identified as having a probable mental disorder (NHS)
  • The global estimates of child and adolescent mental illness observed in the
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ALDI GIVES PARENTS THE GIFT OF SLEEP BY LAUNCHING A ONE-TIME ONLY DISCOUNTED SLEEP COURSE SPECIALBUY

OH BABY! ALDI GIVES PARENTS THE GIFT OF SLEEP BY LAUNCHING A ONE-TIME ONLY DISCOUNTED SLEEP COURSE SPECIALBUY

· Aldi’s baby and toddler brand, Mamia, partners with Just Chill Baby Sleep to launch discounted, award-winning online infant sleep courses

· Aldi is making sleep courses accessible for all, allowing parents to get that much needed good night’s sleep at a fraction of the...

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