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Daily News Summary
12 April 2022

image NEU conference: Schools are being “silenced” by new political impartiality guidance, members warn
image Findings suggest 28 per cent of independent school teachers would consider a full-time online teaching role
image Young people start petition calling for teachers to be trained in supporting deaf pupils
image ‘There’s always a way to tell children what’s happening in the world without scaring them’

NEU conference: Schools are being “silenced” by new political impartiality guidance, members warn

 

Delegates at the National Education Union's (NEU) annual conference have passed a motion labelling government guidance on political impartiality in schools an “attempt to suppress critical debates”. By Will Hazell, iNews.

NEU members have called for anti-racism training for teachers and new government guidance advising that police should only get involved in schools as a last resort, after a 15-year-old black schoolgirl, known as Child Q, was strip-searched at a London school in 2020. BBC News. Members of the union have also said that the education system must be “decolonised” to prevent a repeat of the unjustified strip search of Child Q. By Emma Yeomans, The Times.

According to The Guardian, teachers attending the NEU's conference will discuss the “dehumanising” impact pornography has on students and consider whether current sex education adequately deals with issues of misogyny, sexism and consent. By Jenn Selby.

 

Findings suggest 28 per cent of independent school teachers would consider a full-time online teaching role

 

New research from specialist education insurer Ecclesiastica, has found that more than a quarter of independent school teachers in the UK would contemplate taking on a full-time virtual teaching role in the future. Independent Education Today.

 
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IE Today

Young people start petition calling for teachers to be trained in supporting deaf pupils

 

A group of young people from the National Deaf Children Society's Young Peoples Advisory Board have created a petition calling for teachers across the UK to be given compulsory training so they can provide better support for deaf students. The petition has been signed more than 42,000 people in one week. BBC Newsround.

 
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BBC

‘There’s always a way to tell children what’s happening in the world without scaring them’

 

iNews takes a closer look at advice on how to speak to children about the war in Ukraine. By Sophie Morris.

 
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iNews

 

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