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As the sugar tax comes into force, today results from the 2018 Child Measurement Programme (CMP) Annual Report show that childhood obesity has increased over the past two years.
Latest data shows more than one in four children assessed were overweight or obese in 2016/17. With the gap in levels of childhood obesity now 6.2 per cent between those living in the most disadvantaged areas (14.9 per cent) and the least disadvantaged (8.7 per cent).
People across Wales have until Thursday 30 November to nominate outstanding teachers in Wales for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru and with three extra categories, there are even more opportunities to celebrate the very best in Welsh education.
Nominations have already been flooding in from across Wales for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2018 but there is still one month to give an excellent educational professional the recognition they deserve. Organisers are especially looking for teachers leading the way in digital learning.
Children’s positive attitudes to school not only decline once they move from primary to secondary school but keep on falling two or three years after they make the transition, according to one the largest-scale studies ever to look at the problem.
Researchers have long known that moving schools at age 11 causes problems for significant numbers of children. But the survey by GL Assessment, based on data from almost than 32,000 children in England and Wales, has found that the problems persist in Years 8 and 9 as well as Year 7.
Lingotot, the nation-wide modern foreign language education provider has become the first organisation of its kind to receive official accreditation for its courses within primary schools. Lingotot’s MFL programme for primary schools has been accredited by national awarding organisation NCFE to provide formal recognition to the thousands of students who complete its courses each year.
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