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Daily News Summary
22 February 2019

image MPs given opportunity to question education budget
image 'Why we need broader and more flexible education options'
image 'School partnerships can contribute to enhanced social cohesion and collective community responsibility'
image 'It is a waste of time teaching children about coding'
image All children should learn about same-sex couples, says Ofsted chief
image 'More detail is needed in the curriculum to reflect the urgency of climate change'
image Campaign group calls for better protection of teachers from maternity discrimination

MPs given opportunity to question education budget

 

MPs have been given the opportunity to question education ministers on their budget plans. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'Why we need broader and more flexible education options'

 

Kirstie Donnelly, managing director at City & Guilds Group, writes on the importance of a holistic education, which includes the promotion of technical routes into employment. Tes.

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Tes

'School partnerships can contribute to enhanced social cohesion and collective community responsibility'

 

Louise Brown, director of educational partnerships at New College School in Oxford, offers her perspective on what it takes to achieve a successful partnership. Independent Schools Magazine.

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Independent Schools Magazine

'It is a waste of time teaching children about coding'

 

Andreas Schleicher, director of education and skills at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has said teaching children how to code is a waste of time since the skill will eventually be irrelevant. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

Schools Week also reports on comments made by the OECD director, in which he warns the teaching profession should be made more “intellectually attractive".

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The Telegraph

All children should learn about same-sex couples, says Ofsted chief

 

Amanda Spielman, Ofsted's chief inspector, has said all children should learn about same-sex couples irrespective of their religious beliefs. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

The Independent details the current rules on teaching about LGBT+ issues and relationships in schools.

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The Telegraph

'More detail is needed in the curriculum to reflect the urgency of climate change'

 

Edmund Stubbs, a secondary school science teacher, argues today's curriculum is failing to teach children about the seriousness of climate change. The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Campaign group calls for better protection of teachers from maternity discrimination

 

Increasing numbers of teachers are forced out of the profession after becoming mothers, according to campaign group 'Pregnant then Screwed'. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

 

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