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In this week's Tes: curriculum battles and the limits of SEND diagnosis

In the magazine this week: why SEND diagnosis should not dictate intervention, and Ofsted’s chief prepares for battle

In this week's Tes magazine: 2 November 2018

In the magazine this week: why SEND diagnosis should not dictate intervention, and Ofsted’s chief prepares for battle

The news issue of Tes is out now, and this week we're bringing you in-depth looks at the latest research on why labelling pupils with SEND is problematic, as well why adults may be misguided in believing that playing computer games dulls learning. There are also comprehensive investigations into Ofsted's battle over its new curriculum focus, the teacher-recruitment plight ahead of the introduction of T levels, and the future of faith schools. Here's a sneak preview of what you can expect from this week's magazine…

Tes main feature 2 NovemberDiagnosis ‘danger’

Schools are relying far too heavily on SEND diagnosis to determine interventions for pupils who are struggling to learn, research suggests.

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Tes news feature 2 NovemberOfsted’s off the lead

How the watchdog’s plan to place curriculum at the heart of inspections has put Amanda Spielman on a collision course with the government.

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Tes Focus on 2 NovemberBad reputation

The rise of Fortnite has revived fears that video games harm students’ results – but there’s little evidence that this is true, says one expert.

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Tes FE feature 2 NovemberYour college needs you

With T levels on the horizon, the FE sector desperately needs to bolster its teacher ranks – but what is being done to attract new recruits?

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Tes Essay 2 NovemberKeep the faith

Amid growing opposition to faith schools, atheist Kevin Rooney argues that getting rid of them would be the act of an intolerant society.

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