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Daily News Summary
5 October 2021

image Coronavirus: Calls for family members to isolate if a pupil catches COVID
image Education secretary vows to combat innumeracy and illiteracy
image School partners with charity to teach its pupils about sexual abuse, domestic violence and consent
image Research shows female teachers have 28% smaller pension pots than male colleagues

Coronavirus: Calls for family members to isolate if a pupil catches COVID

 

The National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) claims that siblings are “actively contributing" to the spread of COVID and has called for family members to be made to isolate if a pupil catches the virus. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

A survey from the children’s mental health charity Place2Be has found that almost a fifth of parents think their child's behaviour is worse now than before the pandemic and say their children are now more likely to refuse to do homework. Tes.

New data from NAHT has found that more than one in four schools have exceeded the Government’s contingency thresholds and should introduce stricter measures to prevent COVID cases. By James Carr, Schools Week.

 

Education secretary vows to combat innumeracy and illiteracy

 

Education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, pledged to tackle innumeracy and illiteracy in a speech yesterday at the Conservative Party Conference. By Lucy Fisher, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

School partners with charity to teach its pupils about sexual abuse, domestic violence and consent

 

Verulam School, an all-boys state school in Hertfordshire, is working with national charity Survivors UK to teach teenage pupils about sexual abuse, domestic violence and consent, following the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa. Headteacher Julie Richardson described the lessons as being 'as important as English and maths' . By Jacob Thorburn.

 
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Daily Mail

Research shows female teachers have 28% smaller pension pots than male colleagues

 

New research by specialist financial services mutual Wesleyan has found that in 2020-21, female teachers received £11,581 a year, compared to £16,034 for males teachers. By Jo Golding, Independent Education Today.

 
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IE Today

 

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