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Daily News Summary
16 July 2021

image Exams 2022: 'Is an even bigger crisis looming?'
image Coronavirus: 'What do schools need to know for next week?'
image Independent school pupils win £20,000 for sign language app
image New DfE reading framework labelled "simplistic and potentially damaging"
image Labour warns of "creativity crisis" in English schools
image Key takeaways from Ofsted’s 2020-21 annual report
image Concern raised over mental health help for university and college students
image A closer look at 'the great school scramble'

Exams 2022: 'Is an even bigger crisis looming?'

 

Sam Tuckett, senior researcher at the Education Policy Institute (EPI), writes in Tes warning that much more needs to be done to prevent next year’s exam students becoming the hardest hit by COVID yet.

 
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Tes

Coronavirus: 'What do schools need to know for next week?'

 

Tes rounds up what schools need to know about COVID guidance in the final week of term. By John Roberts.

Schools and councils have been accused of ignoring official official advice in deciding to ban parents from attending their children’s sports days. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

iNews reports on findings from the latest Period Equality study by hygiene provider phs Group, which indicate that period poverty has become worse among young girls in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic. By Aasma Day.

 

Independent school pupils win £20,000 for sign language app

 

A team of pupils from St Paul’s Girls’ School in London has won a £20,000 prize after designing, developing and coding an app that can interpret British Sign Language (BSL) and translate it into spoken English as well as translate spoken English into BSL videos. By Charles Moloney, The Times.

 
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The Times

New DfE reading framework labelled "simplistic and potentially damaging"

 

Children’s authors have described the new reading framework for teachers, which was published by the Department for Education, as "simplistic and potentially damaging". By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

 
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The Times

Labour warns of "creativity crisis" in English schools

 

Labour has claimed that a decade of underinvestment has resulted in the number of creative arts students and teachers falling by as much as a fifth in some subjects. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

Key takeaways from Ofsted’s 2020-21 annual report

 

Schools Week details eight things we learned from Ofsted’s 2020-21 annual report. By James Carr.

 
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Schools Week

Concern raised over mental health help for university and college students

 

Nicola Dandridge, the head of the Office for Students (OfS), has voiced concern after this year's annual National Student Survey found only 42% felt enough was done to support their mental wellbeing. BBC News.

 
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BBC

A closer look at 'the great school scramble'

 

The Times reports on 'the great school scramble', claiming that families are enrolling their children in schools before they have even found a place to live. By Carol Lewis.

 
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The Times

 

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