image  

Daily News Summary
27 April 2021

image Coronavirus: Study reveals impact of lockdown on children's language skills
image Chloé Zhao was endlessly curious and determined at school, says teacher
image Gavin Williamson challenged over "stealth cut" to pupil funding
image Government earmarks £1.8bn for school building improvements

Coronavirus: Study reveals impact of lockdown on children's language skills

 

Research from the Education Endowment Foundation suggests the past year of lockdowns has had a negative impact on young children's speech and language development. By Branwen Jeffreys, BBC News.

Secondary schools in England can now bid for summer school funding from the Government, primarily targeted towards incoming Year 7 students who have experienced the most disruption to their learning during the pandemic. Tes.

The Times reports a surge in demand for online learning contributed to a boost in Pearson's underlying sales in the first quarter. By Emily Gosden.

 

Chloé Zhao was endlessly curious and determined at school, says teacher

 

The Times features an article on Chloé Zhao's education at Brighton College, following her landmark win at this year's Academy Awards. By Jack Malvern. The article quotes Alison Withers, Zhao's "surrogate parent" at the school.

 
image
The Times

Gavin Williamson challenged over "stealth cut" to pupil funding

 

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has accused Kate Green, his shadow Labour counterpart, of 'moaning and complaining', after she called on him to explain a "stealth cut" to pupil premium funding. Tes.

 
image
Tes

Government earmarks £1.8bn for school building improvements

 

The Government has announced £1.8 billion of funding for school building improvements this year, a 20 per cent increase on last year's fund. By Amy Gibbons, Tes.

 
image
Tes

 

The Independent Schools Council (ISC) monitors the national and educational press in order to keep independent schools up-to-date with relevant education news. The DNS is a service primarily for schools in membership of ISC associations, although other interested parties can choose to sign-up. We endeavour to include relevant news and commentary and, wherever possible, notable public letters. Where capacity allows, we may include links to ISC blogs, press statements and information about school or association events. News stories are selected based on their relevance to the independent sector as a whole. Editorial control of the DNS remains solely with the ISC.

Sign-up to the email service is available on our website.

Members can contact the ISC if they know in advance of news, letters or opinions that are likely to feature in the media, or are aware of existing coverage which they would like to see featured in the DNS.

Headlines and first-line summaries are written by the ISC with the link directing to the source material. You should read and comply with the terms and conditions of the websites to which we link.