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Education committee launches primary assessment investigation

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The government’s education committee is to launch an inquiry into primary assessment following what the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has called “chaos and confusion” around the topic.
 
Earlier this...Read more

Button batteries can be deadly for children, surgeons claim

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Small button batteries – found in a range of domestic items – can burn a hole through the lining of a child’s oesophagus should they accidently swallow them, surgeons have claimed.
 
London’s Great Ormond Street...Read more

Alliance calls on government to admit 30-hours funding crisis

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The Pre-school Learning Alliance has said that the government must “come clean” about the problems with the funding of the 30-hours free childcare scheme.
 
The Department for Education ran a consultation on early...Read more

Healthy eating impacts children’s literacy, study claims

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Researchers in Finland have claimed that a healthy diet has a significant impact on children’s literacy skills.
 
The universities of Eastern Finland and Jyväskylä studied 161 children between the ages of six and...Read more

Report calls for government to scrap 30-hours offer

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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has called on the government not to implement the 30-hours offer, in a report titled, ‘We can solve poverty in the UK’.
 
Released yesterday, the report proposes that the existing 15...Read more

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