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The worst bullies: ‘My friends called me Ugly Betty’

BBC – Judith Burns

“With Anti-Bullying week under way, newly-published research identifies friendship bullying as more harmful than physical, verbal or cyber-bullying. The study, by University of Hertfordshire researchers and published by the Journal of School Health, describes it as a particular form of bullying which causes harm to the victim through “the systematic manipulation and destruction of their peer relationships and social status” .”(more)

‘Tubby and terrified’: How fear puts girls off PE

BBC – Judith Burns

“The UK’s chief medical officer recommends school-age children do at least an hour of exercise each day. But new research with 25,000 secondary students in England and Northern Ireland suggests that, at secondary level, only 8% of girls and 16% of boys manage this. Of the teenagers, surveyed by Youth Sport Trust and Women in Sport, more than 80% understood the importance of being active but almost half of boys and nearly two-thirds of girls were less than keen on taking part themselves. The research suggests lack of confidence is key.”(more)

Let’s stop relying on hunches – it’s time to use evidence to fix behaviour in schools

The Guardian – Tom Bennett

“Many schools face a common challenge. They want to improve – grades, critical thinking, whatever – but when designing strategies that make a difference they frequently overlook issues with behaviour. I’ve been in hundreds of schools, and noticed that when behaviour is poor every other outcome suffers. When behaviour is better, children’s (and staff’s) lives and learning get better too.”(more)

Careers guidance at school: how to make it work for your students

The Guardian – Tristram Hooley

“How are schools doing on careers advice for their students? This is the question we posed for the new State of the Nation 2017 report, published by social enterprise The Careers & Enterprise Company. Our findings are based on 600 schools completing a self-assessment tool, giving us insights into their delivery of careers provision.”(more)

Global Britain needs more linguists if we are to succeed after Brexit

The Telegraph – Nick Gibb

“We are a country that thrives in making its way in the world. Once we leave the European Union we will, once again, be free to forge mutually beneficial relationships with peoples all over the globe. Drawing on the genius of the great economists of our Union’s history, this Kingdom will once again be at the forefront of global free trade. Once again, it will fall to Britain and her close allies to make the Smith, Mill and Ricardo’s moral and economic case for markets, free trade and comparative advantage.”(more)

Teens ‘rebelling against social media’, say headteachers

BBC – Emma Thelwell

“Almost two-thirds of schoolchildren would not mind if social media had never been invented, research suggests. A survey of almost 5,000 students, mainly aged between 14 and 16, found a growing backlash against social media – with even more pupils (71%) admitting to taking digital detoxes to escape it. Benenden, an independent girls boarding school in Kent, told BBC News that its pupils set up a three-day “phone-fast”. Some girls found fears of being offline were replaced by feelings of relief.”(more)