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Daily News Summary
11 November 2021

image Coronavirus: Heads concerned over potentially "huge" loss of staff
image DfE steps in over concerning TikTok videos
image Students who identify as multilingual outperform their peers in exams, research suggests
image Government announces new steering group to deliver its SEND review
image "Is your classroom a place where it’s OK to make mistakes?"
image "We should be asking why our wider system is failing a significant number of young people"
image ‘As a school we're doing everything we can to protect the future of our children’

Coronavirus: Heads concerned over potentially "huge" loss of staff

 

School leaders have warned that schools could be facing a “huge” loss of “crucial” staff due to high levels of stress caused by the pandemic. A poll by the National Association of Head Teachers found that 56 per cent of respondents were thinking of leaving the profession in the next three years, mostly because of "workplace stress". By John Roberts, Tes.

Concerns have been raised over the number of young people who have missed out on work experience due to COVID. Manon, a student from Cardiff, said "we could be raising a generation of doctors who didn't get a full insight into the job before continuing into the vocation". BBC News.

 

DfE steps in over concerning TikTok videos

 

The Department for Education (DfE) has said it is "engaging" with TikTok to tackle concerning videos posted by students that insult teachers and in some cases subject them to racist and homophobic abuse. By Charlotte Santry, Tes.

Schools Week investigates some of the “horrifying” content posted to the social media platform. By James Carr.

 

Students who identify as multilingual outperform their peers in exams, research suggests

 

Research from the University of Cambridge suggests that young people who regard themselves as multilingual typically outperform their peers in exams, regardless of whether they are fluent in a second language. Tes.

 
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Tes

Government announces new steering group to deliver its SEND review

 

The Government has announced a new steering group to help deliver its long-awaited SEND review. The Department for Education said it will conclude the review and advise on proposals to be published in a SEND green paper in the "first three months of next year." By John Roberts, Tes.

 
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Tes

"Is your classroom a place where it’s OK to make mistakes?"

 

Bobby Seagull, a mathematician, school maths teacher and TV personality, writes in Tes offering advice for how schools can support pupils with maths anxiety.

 
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Tes

"We should be asking why our wider system is failing a significant number of young people"

 

Gordon Stobart, a professor at University College London who was appointed by the SNP to reform qualifications, said his inquiry has shattered his assumption that Scottish education is better than that offered in England. By Mark McLaughlin, The Times.

 
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The Times

‘As a school we're doing everything we can to protect the future of our children’

 

Darlinghurst Academy, in Leigh-on-Sea, has been awarded the Green Flag, the highest award in the global Eco-Schools programme. BBC News.

 
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BBC

 

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