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Daily News Summary
15 November 2021

image Coronavirus: Private tutoring on the rise to combat learning loss caused by the pandemic
image School to introduce lessons on "micro-aggressions and stereotyping"
image 'Our teachers deserve dignity because they work tirelessly for that same dignity for their students'
image 'Dropping BTECs could deter thousands of working-class students from training to work in healthcare'
image "In every bullying situation, young people deserve to see kindness, compassion and empathy in our responses"
image Body image survey sent to schoolchildren branded "crude and disrespectful"
image 'Selflessness can be an infuriating and damaging concept'

Coronavirus: Private tutoring on the rise to combat learning loss caused by the pandemic

 

Private tuition agencies have reported a rise in demand to help children catch up with lost learning caused by COVID. Marc Shoffman, iNews.

According to a study by the Sutton Trust, a quarter of parents have spent over £100 on their child’s learning from home since September 2020. By Sarah Davidson, iNews.

 

School to introduce lessons on "micro-aggressions and stereotyping"

 

Pupils at Christ's Hospital will be given “diversity training” as well as lessons on “micro-aggressions and stereotyping”. Christopher Steane, the school’s treasurer and chair of council, said: "lt is our hope that we can start a conversation that helps us all, even where this involves difficult and uncomfortable reflections on our part." By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

'Our teachers deserve dignity because they work tirelessly for that same dignity for their students'

 

In a letter to The Times, Sarah Raffray, chairwoman of the Society of Heads and headteacher of St Augustine’s Priory, responds to the posting of abusive videos on TikTok that insult teachers, saying: "If it takes a village to raise a child, the whole village should be roaring in outrage that teachers are being vilified by TikTok videos." The letter can be found towards the end of the page.

 
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The Times

'Dropping BTECs could deter thousands of working-class students from training to work in healthcare'

 

University vice-chancellors have warned that withdrawing funding for BTECs could prevent thousands of working-class students from going to university to train to be nurses or work in health and social care. By Anna Fazackerley, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

"In every bullying situation, young people deserve to see kindness, compassion and empathy in our responses"

 

Katie Ferguson, director of respectme, Scotland’s national anti-bullying organisation, writes in Tes outlining how schools can get involved with Anti-Bullying Week.

 
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Tes

Body image survey sent to schoolchildren branded "crude and disrespectful"

 

A survey carried out by the School Health Research Network has been criticised after asking schoolchildren to describe their body image image using options including "much too fat" and "much too thin". By Gareth Pennant Jones, BBC News.

 
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BBC

'Selflessness can be an infuriating and damaging concept'

 

Jamie Thom, teacher and author, writes for Tes on the concept of 'selflessness' in teaching.

 
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Tes

 

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