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Daily News Summary
20 April 2022

image Coronavirus: New school absence data is "deeply troubling", says NAHT
image 'Collect data on energy usage by times and properties to identify where you can cut costs'
image "Tell stories about the impact your bursaries and partnerships work has on real people"
image 'Running the BISU during the invasion has been the biggest challenge of my career'
image ISC blog: How Pangbourne College keeps female pupils engaged in sport
image New findings suggest nine in 10 teachers want media literacy to be embedded into the curriculum
image Send leading heads into the poorest schools, says former Ofsted chief
image Graduates with a first class degree earn £7,900 more than those with a lower second class grade, report finds

Coronavirus: New school absence data is "deeply troubling", says NAHT

 

Paul Whiteman, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), has called the Government's latest school absence data "deeply troubling" following the decision to stop recording when a pupil is off for COVID-related reasons. By Matilda Martin, Tes.

The Educational Institute of Scotland has revealed that parents who have witnessed their children’s education and mental health deteriorate during the pandemic are now demanding more teaching and less playtime in schools to help COVID recovery. By Mark McLaughlin, The Times.

 

'Collect data on energy usage by times and properties to identify where you can cut costs'

 

Henry Briggs, consultant to chartered accountants Haines Watts and a former school governor, outlines some of the actions schools may take to offset some of the rising energy costs they are facing. Independent Schools Magazine.

 
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Independent Schools Magazine

"Tell stories about the impact your bursaries and partnerships work has on real people"

 

Juliet Corbett, school strategist and host of the Independent School Podcast, writes for Independent Schools Magazine on how schools can approach fundraising for bursaries in light of the rising cost of living and consequences of economic sanctions on Russia.

 
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Independent Schools Magazine

'Running the BISU during the invasion has been the biggest challenge of my career'

 

Independent School Management Plus interviews David Cole, principal of the British International School Ukraine (BISU), on how he has kept the school running during Russian invasion. Mr Cole said "alongside this sadness I remain incredibly optimistic for the school, proud of our staff team and grateful for the phenomenal level of support we have received from across the world". By Irena Barker.

 
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Independent School Management Plus

ISC blog: How Pangbourne College keeps female pupils engaged in sport

 

In the latest ISC blog, Pip Sanders, head of girls’ sport at Pangbourne College, explains how the school is working to keep girls engaged in sport while ensuring all pupils have access to a broad range of activities suited to their interests.

 
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ISC

New findings suggest nine in 10 teachers want media literacy to be embedded into the curriculum

 

A report published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Media Literacy has found that nine in 10 teachers want media literacy to be integrated into the English national curriculum. By Callum Mason, Tes.

 
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Tes

Send leading heads into the poorest schools, says former Ofsted chief

 

Sir Michael Wilshaw, former Ofsted chief, has suggested that leading headteachers should be sent into the poorest schools where they are needed and stay there for a five to seven-year contract to drive up standards. By Nicola Woolcock and Holly Papworth, The Times.

 
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The Times

Graduates with a first class degree earn £7,900 more than those with a lower second class grade, report finds

 

According to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which was commissioned by the Department for Education, graduates with a first class degree earn £7,900 a year more than those with a lower second class grade within five years of finishing the course. The report also suggests that grades can have a larger bearing on future earnings than the excellence of the university. By Jessica Beard, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

 

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