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Daily News Summary
11 April 2022

image Exams 2022: Pupils who test positive for COVID during exams told to stay home for three days
image Findings suggest 44 per cent of teachers plan to quit in the next five years
image Schools set to receive new guidance on uniforms and sports teams for transgender pupils
image Ofsted to be given powers to close illegal schools
image New boarding school to be built as part of a new approach to youth detention
image UK graduate-level vacancies outnumbered graduates in 2020, report finds
image Universities face Ofsted-style inspections amid concerns over poor online teaching
image In conversation with Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the NEU

Exams 2022: Pupils who test positive for COVID during exams told to stay home for three days

 

According to iNews, pupils who test positive for COVID during their GCSE and A-level exams this summer have been told to stay at home for three days. However, headteachers have warned there is a risk that many teenagers will bring the virus into the exam hall because those aged 18 and under have been told they should not test unless asked to by a health professional. By Will Hazell.

Speaking to The Guardian. several education experts offer their advice for pupils revising for GCSEs and A-levels this year. By Richard Adams. The article quotes Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council.

 

Findings suggest 44 per cent of teachers plan to quit in the next five years

 

According to a survey by the National Education Union, 44 per cent of teachers plan to switch careers by 2027, with 52 per cent of respondents saying that their workload is “unmanageable” or “unmanageable most of the time”. By Eleanor Hayward, The Times.

 
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The Times

Schools set to receive new guidance on uniforms and sports teams for transgender pupils

 

According to The Sunday Times, the Government is developing new guidance for schools on what uniform transgender pupils should wear and whether they can join single-sex school sports teams. By Harry Yorke and Sian Griffiths. The article mentions St Paul's Girls' School.

According to a YouGov poll commissioned by the human rights organisation Sex Matters, 79 per cent of secondary school teachers say their school has students who identify as transgender or non-binary. By James Beal, The Times.

 

Ofsted to be given powers to close illegal schools

 

The Times reports that Ofsted, the school inspectorate, will be given powers to enter and close illegal schools after it warned that some children are being educated in garages, exposed to extremist material and taught by offenders. By Harry Yorke, The Sunday Times.

 
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The Sunday Times

New boarding school to be built as part of a new approach to youth detention

 

A boarding school called Oasis Restore will be built as part of a new approach to youth detention in England. Andrew Willetts, the school's director, said: “Our aspirations are that we are going to look after these children and make sure they have a path [to jobs] beyond us, so that they do not get caught up in the cycle of reoffending." By Sian Griffiths, Tom Calver and George Willoughby, The Sunday Times.

 
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The Sunday Times

UK graduate-level vacancies outnumbered graduates in 2020, report finds

 

A report published by Universities UK has found that the UK has nearly a million graduate-level vacancies, with the number of graduate jobs outnumbering graduates in 2020. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

Universities face Ofsted-style inspections amid concerns over poor online teaching

 

According to The Telegraph, universities are to face Ofsted-style inspections for the first time amid concerns that students are receiving poor online teaching as a result of the pandemic. By Ewan Somerville.

 
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The Telegraph

In conversation with Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the NEU

 

The Guardian interviews Mary Bousted, the joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), on her new book which aims to inspire debate on how to empower and retain teachers and improve children’s outcomes. By Donna Ferguson.

 
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The Guardian

 

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