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Kids too nervous to eat before exams

More than a fifth of children in London are too nervous to eat before an exam.

New research by Kellogg's reveals almost two-thirds of kids worry poor results will impact their future.

Their parents agree with three-quarter of mums and dads admitting their children are under more pressure than they were.

A fifth of kids also say they haven't been able to concentrate due to nerves.

Headteachers in London to attend special seminar on extremism

London is one of seven cities in the UK which will hold a special seminar this summer to help headteachers prevent pupils being drawn into extremism. The events are being organised by The Association of School and College Leaders in response to what it calls 'widespread concern over the impact of extremist propaganda on young people.'

The seminars will cover all forms of extremism- from the threat of Islamic radicalisation to far-right ideologies and extremism. They will aim to help school leaders understand how children are accessing this sort of information- and encourage teachers and parents in the capital to pick up warning signs that their child is being radicalised.

Counter-extremism campaigner Sara Khan will help lead the seminars. Ms Khan said: "It is important for schools to understand the current threat of extremism and how extremists prey on children both online and offline."

"The seminars will clarify and help guide schools how they can safeguard children from extremists who seek to exploit them."


Police to report on alleged Savile abuse at Staines school

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Surrey Police are to release their closing report on allegations of abuse by Jimmy Savile at a school in Staines. 'Operation Outreach' has interviewed more than 100 women who were pupils at Duncroft Approved School in the 1970s. Savile was interviewed over the allegations in 2009, but police found there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him. No charges have been brought against former staff at the school, which closed in the 1980s.

Primary school apologises for giving children too much help with SATS

A primary school has apologised for giving its pupils too much help after Government testers disqualified teachers - for cheating.

Investigators at the Standards and Testing Agency have snubbed 34 papers after they found children taking their SATs were "over-aided" with some questions being answered identically.

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Susan Papas, executive head teacher of Heavers Farm Primary School in Croydon, south east London, apologised to parents of the ten and 11-year-olds.

It was wrong and should never have happened.

This has been such a horrendous experience but we have learnt from it and we will do things differently. I can say with confidence we will never put anyone in that situation again.

– Susan Papas

The Department of Education said pupils' grades would be calculated from class work rather than making them resit the exams.


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