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Daily News Summary
12 April 2021

image Prince Philip remembered for 'life-transforming' DofE Award
image Exams 2021: Concerns raised over this year's GCSE and A-level grading
image Coronavirus: Union criticises teacher pay freeze
image Teachers quit NEU over moratorium on exclusions
image Everyone's Invited allegations highlight crossover from outside, says Ofsted chief
image The Telegraph's guide for talking to children about sex education
image Figures show 700 Scottish schools have not been inspected for a decade
image Universities adopt "inclusive assessments" to reduce the attainment gap

Prince Philip remembered for 'life-transforming' DofE Award

 

The charity that runs the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is reportedly expecting a surge in applications, as online interest in the scheme has increased by 50 per cent following Prince Philip's death. By Christopher Hope, The Telegraph.

iNews features some of the tributes paid to Prince Philip for his role in 'transforming young lives' with the DofE scheme. By Will Hazell and Chloe Hamilton.

Gordonstoun, the school Prince Philip joined aged 13, has remembered the Duke as "an immensely strong character" who will be "sorely missed". By Alison Campsie, The Scotsman.

 

Exams 2021: Concerns raised over this year's GCSE and A-level grading

 

According to The Observer, headteachers are under pressure to carry out an "excessive" number of assessments and use historical performance data to award GCSE and A-level grades this year. By Donna Ferguson.

 
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The Observer

Coronavirus: Union criticises teacher pay freeze

 

The leaders of the National Education Union (NEU) have accused the Government of wanting "teachers and lecturers on the cheap", after it froze the pay of teachers and other public sector workers during the pandemic. By Will Hazell, iNews.

 
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iNews

Teachers quit NEU over moratorium on exclusions

 

The Times reports some teachers are cancelling their membership of the NEU, after it voted to campaign for exclusions to be reduced and "ultimately ended". By Nicola Woolcock.

 
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The Times

Everyone's Invited allegations highlight crossover from outside, says Ofsted chief

 

Amanda Spielman, Ofsted's chief inspector, has said recent reports of sexual harassment and abuse shared by pupils reveal a 'crossover between things happening outside of schools bleeding into children's lives within school'. By Zoe Tidman, The Independent.

 
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The Independent

The Telegraph's guide for talking to children about sex education

 

The Telegraph offers advice for parents on how to talk about sex education with their children. By Victoria Lambert, Jack Rear, Katie Russell, Claudia Rowan and Poppie Platt. At the bottom of the page, Jade McLellan, deputy head pastoral at St Dunstan's College, lists five things every parent should talk to their teenager about by the age of 16.

 

Figures show 700 Scottish schools have not been inspected for a decade

 

According to figures released by the Scottish Government, about 1,685 schools in the country have not been inspected for between five and seven years, and one in four has not had an inspection for over 10 years. By Mark McLaughlin, The Times.

 
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The Times

Universities adopt "inclusive assessments" to reduce the attainment gap

 

A number of universities are opting for "inclusive assessments" in an effort to narrow the attainment gap between white and black, Asian and minority ethnic students. By Billy Kenber, The Times.

 
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The Times

 

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