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The following news was published in June 2018. For other headlines, please browse the archive.

13/06/18: Place2Be, a children`s mental health charity in England, commissioned a study into the economic case of its one-to-one counselling service in primary schools, which found that counselling services in primary school could lead to improved outcomes including reduced rates of truancy, exclusion, smoking, depression, and crime.
13/06/18: The Education and Skills and Funding Agency has published information on the enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate chairs of academy trusts must have.
13/06/18: Following their consultation Schools that Work for Everyone DfE have now published their response.
13/06/18: The Church of England Education Office has published a report Embracing Change: Rural and Small Schools in which it re-emphasises the need for small rural schools to `come together in formal groupings` since they cannot continue to operate as stand-alone units.
13/06/18: Should young children be grouped by ability? Dr Eleanore Hargreaves is undertaking a five-year study of pupils put in low ability groups aged seven.
13/06/18: DfE guidance on setting out policies on charging and remission for school activities and school visits has been updated.
13/06/18: DfE has updated guidance on what academies and maintained schools must publish online.
13/06/18: Revised guidance has been published for school leaders and governing boards on managing staff and employment issues.
13/06/18: The pre-key stage 1 and 2 standards, which are mainly for pupils with special educational needs not working at the level of the national curriculum, have been published by the Standards and Testing Agency, ahead of being rolled out in 2018-19.

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