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Daily News Summary
9 November 2021

image 'We must not let deepfake technology run rampant in our schools'
image Double Olympic gold medallist reopens school swimming pool
image "Make the A – or A* or A** – mean what it says on the tin"
image Secondary school pupils uncover the contributions of black and Asian people during the Second World War
image “We’ve gradually built up a lot of very old ‘outstanding’ grades", says Ofsted chief inspector
image SQA staff consider striking before the agency is scrapped

'We must not let deepfake technology run rampant in our schools'

 

According to iNews, deepfake videos are the latest form of bullying that parents and teachers must look out for. Michael Grothaus argues that "students should also be taught that misusing the image of another person’s face is a form of identity theft".

 
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iNews

Double Olympic gold medallist reopens school swimming pool

 

James Guy, a double Olympic gold medallist and former pupil at Millfield Prep School, has visited the school to re-open his childhood swimming pool. Helen Gouldby, the director of swimming at Millfield Prep who coached James, said: "I often say to dream big and to have James here, who has reached the highest level within the sport, was phenomenal for the children.” By James Higgins, Independent Education Today.

 
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IE Today

"Make the A – or A* or A** – mean what it says on the tin"

 

Hilary Moriarty, former headteacher and former national director of the Boarding Schools’ Association, writes for Independent Education Today on the changing value of the A grade.

 
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IE Today

Secondary school pupils uncover the contributions of black and Asian people during the Second World War

 

Students at Falinge Park High School in Rochdale and Eden Girls’ School Waltham Forest in east London have undertaken a project called ‘Remember Together’ with the charity British Future to uncover the contributions of black and Asian people during the Second World War. Dr Avaes Mohammad, a teacher at Eden Girls School, said the project "made them think about their history, and why we pause to remember it each November". By Will Hazell, iNews.

 
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iNews

“We’ve gradually built up a lot of very old ‘outstanding’ grades", says Ofsted chief inspector

 

Amanda Spielman, Ofsted's chief inspector, has said that halving the number of ‘outstanding’ schools to one in 10 is a “more realistic starting point for the system”. By James Carr, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

SQA staff consider striking before the agency is scrapped

 

According to Tes, staff at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) could go on strike before the agency is scrapped, potentially causing disruption to exams.

 
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Tes

 

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