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Daily News Summary
21 December 2021

image Coronavirus: School leaders warn of another year of cancelled exams
image School replaces "outdated" head boy and head girl titles
image "This demonstrates the appetite and hunger for learning and for more inclusion of black history in the national curriculum”

Coronavirus: School leaders warn of another year of cancelled exams

 

According to iNews, school leaders have warned that children could be facing another year of cancelled exams as absences due to the Omicron COVID variant rise rapidly. By David Parsley.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted's former chief inspector of schools in England, will return to teaching next month to help a south London school with high staff absences. The Telegraph.

The Department for Education has said that the Disclosure and Barring Service stands “ready” to meet spikes in demand for its service as the Government seeks to recruit former teachers back to the classroom to cover COVID absences. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

Writing for The Telegraph, Celia Walden argues that every effort should be made to avoid children going back to online learning in January.

iNews considers whether schools could close again in January 2022. By Alex Finnis.

 

School replaces "outdated" head boy and head girl titles

 

Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, a Church of England school, has replaced the titles of head boy and head girl with pupil-elected “head’s ambassadors” to provide “a welcoming atmosphere for all”. The Times

 
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The Times

"This demonstrates the appetite and hunger for learning and for more inclusion of black history in the national curriculum”

 

The Guardian takes a closer look at some of the winning entries of one of the biggest ever school competitions celebrating black British history. Students honoured Kelly Holmes, Stormzy and Mary Seacole among others using pictures, poems, essays and videos. By Haroon Siddique.

 
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The Guardian

 

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