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Daily News Summary
20 July 2021

image Coronavirus: Vaccines to be rolled out to around 370,000 under-18s
image Exams 2022: GCSE results to be published in secondary school performance tables
image Figures reveal Britain's highest paying degrees
image "All of society must do more to tackle the scourge of racism - including education"
image 'The way we talk about decolonisation can narrow or broaden appeal'

Coronavirus: Vaccines to be rolled out to around 370,000 under-18s

 

Nadhim Zahawi, the vaccines minister, has confirmed that vulnerable children over the age of 12 will be offered the COVID vaccine. The majority of children in the UK, who are low risk, will not be offered the jab for now, based on recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. By James Gallagher, BBC News.

The Times reports children with serious health conditions and those living with vulnerable adults will be eligible for COVID jabs in the next phase of Scotland's vaccine programme. By Mark McLaughlin.

Researchers from the universities of Nottingham and Oxford have warned that government guidance for schools during the pandemic has been "inadequate", contributing to a "crisis in school leadership". By James Carr, Schools Week.

Poll findings suggest almost one in 10 teacher-parents would consider keeping their child off school this week to avoid them either catching COVID or needing to isolate at the start of the summer holidays. By John Roberts, Tes.

An anonymous parent writes in The Telegraph explaining why they have taken their children out of school early this year.

 

Exams 2022: GCSE results to be published in secondary school performance tables

 

The Government has announced that next year's GCSE results will be published in secondary school league tables for the first time in two years, prompting criticism from union leaders. By Amy Gibbons, Tes.

According to guidance from the Education and Skills Funding Agency, schools will need to seek approval from the Government if they want funding for more than five per cent of their Year 13 pupils to repeat a year from September. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

 

Figures reveal Britain's highest paying degrees

 

The Telegraph explores which UK subjects and courses led to the highest earnings for recent graduates, based on figures from the Department for Education. By Alex Clark and Ben Butcher.

 
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The Telegraph

"All of society must do more to tackle the scourge of racism - including education"

 

Daryl Sinclair, a secondary geography teacher at ISC Hamburg in Germany, writes in Tes arguing the racist abuse resulting from England's loss in the Euro 2020 final serves as a reminder of the importance of tackling racism in schools.

 
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Tes

'The way we talk about decolonisation can narrow or broaden appeal'

 

A survey by the Higher Education Policy Institute and UPP Foundation found that just 23 per cent of adults in England agree with universities "decolonising" the curriculum, however, when asked if they support broadening the curriculum to take in people, events, materials and subjects from across the world, 67 per cent approved. By Will Hazell, iNews.

 
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iNews

 

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