At a glance headlines: January 30, 2014

An inquiry into children's wellbeing, free support for teaching coding and a resource to help children with learning disabilities to manage their feelings are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for January 30, 2014.

MPs are to hold a one-off evidence session on child wellbeing in England. The House of Commons Education Select Committee hearing comes after the UK was ranked 16 out of 21 developed countries in terms of child wellbeing in the UNICEF Report Card 2013. The judgement was based on indicators of material well-being, health, education, behaviour and risks, and housing and environment. The hearing will take place in March and submissions of written evidence are invited. The deadline for these is noon on March 3. Visit:

Twenty-two London schools have been recognised for their work with teachers and to improve the education and lives of young people. The schools have been named specialist partners by the Institute of Education in London. All of the schools work with the IoE in areas of initial teacher education, professional and leadership development and research. Among them, Alexandra Park School in Haringey was recognised for its initial teacher education and Seven Kings High School in Redbridge for its professional and leadership development. The IoE intends to designate more specialist partners in the summer. Visit:

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