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Charity recommends mental health lessons in secondary school

MindFull a charity providing support, information and advice about mental health for 11-17 year olds, is recommending that mental health lessons are taught in UK secondary schools. In its first report the charity claims that pupils with depression or anxiety … Continue reading

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Literacy levels in Scotland – gap between rich and poor children

A Scottish survey of Literacy and Numeracy has found that children from more deprived backgrounds did not perform as well as less deprived pupils in both reading and writing, with the largest gap in writing in particular. The survey assessed … Continue reading

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Education committee emphasises importance of health commissioners input in special educational needs reforms

Changes proposed by the government for special educational needs (SEN) funding in schools are due to be introduced in April. The latest report by the education select committee scrutinising the government’s proposed reform has stressed the important role health commissioners … Continue reading

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Bookless Britain

A recent survey carried out by the National Literacy Trust revealed the shocking statistic that almost 4 million children in the UK do not own a book, with a fifth of children having never been to a book shop or … Continue reading

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More school children than ever being diagnosed with SEN and behavioural difficulties

A report published by the Department for Education has shown that more than one in five pupils are now labelled as experiencing behavioural problems, learning difficulties or physical disabilities. The report has shown that, in total, 1.67 million children are … Continue reading

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