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Daily News Summary
21 April 2022

image Coronavirus: DfE launches £18m bid to find new providers to support the delivery of the NTP
image Nadhim Zahawi appears in front of the Parliamentary Education Committee
image New natural history GCSE will be "life-enhancing" for young people, says exam board
image Giving new teachers retention bonuses could help solve recruitment shortages, research suggests
image 'There is still a long way to go until the teaching profession is truly diverse'
image Young children perform better at school if their fathers regularly play with them, study suggests

Coronavirus: DfE launches £18m bid to find new providers to support the delivery of the NTP

 

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched an £18 million bid to find up to three providers to recruit, train and deploy academic mentors and tuition partners to support the running of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) over the next two years. By Callum Mason, Tes.

Polling by the National Foundation for Educational Research for the Sutton Trust has found that almost seven in 10 primary school heads at state schools say they did not receive enough COVID catch-up funding this year, leaving many forced to cut support staff and trips and use pupil premium funding to make ends meet. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

 

Nadhim Zahawi appears in front of the Parliamentary Education Committee

 

Schools Week outlines eight key takeaways from Nadhim Zahawi's appearance in front of the Parliamentary Education Committee yesterday, where he talked about his plans for education reform. By Freddie Whittaker and Samantha Booth.

 
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Schools Week

New natural history GCSE will be "life-enhancing" for young people, says exam board

 

The OCR exam board has said that the new natural history GCSE, which will be studied from September 2025, will be “very nurturing and life-enhancing” for young people. By Emma Yeomans, The Times.

iNews speaks to ecologists and environmentalists about the introduction of the new natural history GCSE, which is expected to focus on climate change and sustainability issues. Caroline Lucas, the Green Party MP for Brighton, said: “We owe it to our young people to teach them more about the riches of the natural world so they can recognise and appreciate its beauty, understand the scale of the loss we’re living through, and be equipped with the necessary tools to reverse it.” By Madeleine Cuff.

 

Giving new teachers retention bonuses could help solve recruitment shortages, research suggests

 

New research for the Gatsby Foundation, conducted by Sam Sims and Aasma Benhenda of University College London, has found that giving new maths and physics teachers retention bonuses makes them 23 per cent more likely to stay in the profession after two years, suggesting that retention payments could help solve recruitment shortages. By Tom Belger, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

'There is still a long way to go until the teaching profession is truly diverse'

 

Tes takes a closer look at how diversity can be improved in the teaching profession. By Helen Lock and Dan Worth.

 
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Tes

Young children perform better at school if their fathers regularly play with them, study suggests

 

A study from the Leeds University Business School and the Father Institute, a charity and think tank, has found that young children perform better at school if their fathers feel they spend enough time playing with them. By Will Hazell, iNews.

 
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iNews

 

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