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Daily News Summary
9 September 2021

image Coronavirus: Almost £340m in catch-up funding to come from existing budgets
image PM defends Gavin Williamson amid cabinet reshuffle rumours
image Two teachers in England shortlisted for $1 million global award
image 'How to train your students in safeguarding'
image Education secretary admits confusing Marcus Rashford with Maro Itoje
image Study reveals economic activity generated by international students in the UK
image Girls' school uniforms 12 per cent more expensive than boys', findings suggest
image Vast majority of nurseries lack sufficient funding, poll finds

Coronavirus: Almost £340m in catch-up funding to come from existing budgets

 

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has admitted that more than a tenth of the Government's £3.1 billion education catch-up funding is coming from existing Department for Education budgets. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

Sky News reports on concerns that growing numbers of children are at risk of exclusion and "falling off the radar" as schools return to normal. By Jason Farrell.

 

PM defends Gavin Williamson amid cabinet reshuffle rumours

 

Prime minister Boris Johnson has defended Gavin Williamson for doing a "heroic job" in "very difficult circumstances", amid rumours he could be replaced as education secretary in an upcoming reshuffle. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

Two teachers in England shortlisted for $1 million global award

 

Two teachers in England have made the top 50 shortlist for The Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, an award created to recognise one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. Among those nominated is Cat Davison, a critical thinking teacher at Sevenoaks School who has also worked with teachers and students in Ghana and the UK to create EduSpots, a network of 42 community-led solar-powered libraries. ITV News.

 
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ITV News

'How to train your students in safeguarding'

 

Luke Ramsden, the senior deputy headmaster at St Benedict's School, writes in Tes outlining ways schools can teach pupils about safeguarding.

 
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Tes

Education secretary admits confusing Marcus Rashford with Maro Itoje

 

Gavin Williamson has admitted making a "mistake" when he confused footballer Marcus Rashford with rugby player Maro Itoje in a comment to the Evening Standard newspaper. BBC News.

 
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BBC

Study reveals economic activity generated by international students in the UK

 

According to research published by the Higher Education Policy Institute and Universities UK International, 272,000 international students who began university courses in the UK in 2018-19 generated almost £26 billion in net economic activity. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

Girls' school uniforms 12 per cent more expensive than boys', findings suggest

 

New research findings suggest that girls' school uniforms are more expensive than boys' outfits as parents face a "pink tax" on clothing at major retailers. By Poppie Platt, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

Vast majority of nurseries lack sufficient funding, poll finds

 

A poll by the National Day Nurseries Association has found that 95 per cent of nurseries do not get enough funding from the Government. By Zoe Tidman, The Independent.

 
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The Independent

 

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