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Daily News Summary
6 July 2021

image Coronavirus: School bubbles set to be scrapped from 19 July as restrictions ease
image Exams 2021: Calls for clarity over next year's exams
image Independent school pupils urge PM to stop sending plastic waste abroad
image Critics condemn plans to overhaul teacher training
image 'There is much our children can learn from Olympic athletes'

Coronavirus: School bubbles set to be scrapped from 19 July as restrictions ease

 

School bubbles are expected to be scrapped from 19 July, as COVID measures are eased across England. By Zoe Tidman, The Independent. According to The Times, children at summer camps will not have to self-isolate if a member of their bubble tests positive for coronavirus, under plans due to be set out by the education secretary today. By Oliver Wright and Emma Yeomans.

Lindsey Cooke, head of Hanley Castle High School, has said she is "very nervous" about the lifting of COVID restrictions, adding that the systems currently in place "have served schools really well over the last year". BBC News.

Amanda Wilson, a primary headteacher, writes in Tes arguing schools "need to decide for themselves which COVID measures to keep" in September.

 

Exams 2021: Calls for clarity over next year's exams

 

Education unions and Labour ministers have urged the Government to set out plans for 2022 exams by September, after an analysis found that Year 10 pupils have missed one in four days of GCSE teaching this year. By Will Hazell, iNews.

According to Tes, the average score for the International Baccalaureate Diploma has risen on the previous year, after candidates were given the option of sitting exam or non-exam assessments during the pandemic. By Catherine Lough.

 

Independent school pupils urge PM to stop sending plastic waste abroad

 

A number of Year 4 pupils at Thomas's Clapham have written letters asking the prime minister to stop exports of the UK's plastic waste to other countries, with one likening it to one person pouring rubbish over another. By Tom Bawden, iNews. The article quotes Rachel Owen, a teacher at the school.

Is your school involved in any projects designed to raise awareness of and tackle environmental issues? If you would like to write a blog for us on the subject, please email emily.roberts@isc.co.uk for more information.

 
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iNews

Critics condemn plans to overhaul teacher training

 

Critics have warned that government proposals to radically reform teacher training courses could put 10,000 training places at risk and "significantly reduce the supply of teachers for years to come". By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

'There is much our children can learn from Olympic athletes'

 

Reflecting on the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games, Sophie Baber, headteacher at Brookham School, has said that promoting the behaviours of athletes to children 'gives them the tools to go for gold no matter what the subject or focus'. By Jo Golding, IE Today.

 
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IE Today

 

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