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Daily News Summary
25 April 2022

image Parents spent less time playing with their children during the pandemic, research finds
image Scrapping the traditional exam system would be a mistake, warns professor
image Almost half of ITT Ofsted judgements rated less than "good"
image Middle-aged men targeted to diversify the teaching profession
image Academy trust growth must be sustainable and realistic, warn education experts
image 'Nadine Dorries should do more to help children with dyslexia'
image Schools Week’s guide to the new membership of the Parliamentary Education Committee
image In conversation with Sir Michael Wilshaw

Parents spent less time playing with their children during the pandemic, research finds

 

New research from the National Literacy Trust suggests early learning suffered during lockdown, with parents spending less time reading, chatting and playing with their children. By Donna Ferguson, The Observer.

 
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The Observer

Scrapping the traditional exam system would be a mistake, warns professor

 

Writing in The Sunday Times, Lindsay Paterson, professor of education policy at Edinburgh University, warns Scottish ministers against replacing exams with continuous assessment, arguing that exams have helped to deliver high standards in Scottish schools for decades.

 
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The Sunday Times

Almost half of ITT Ofsted judgements rated less than "good"

 

According to Tes, 46 per cent of the initial teacher training (ITT) age phase partnerships have been rated less than "good" under Ofsted's new framework since inspections began last year. By Matilda Martin.

 
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Tes

Middle-aged men targeted to diversify the teaching profession

 

Now Teach, an organisation trying to close the gender divide in the teaching profession, is looking to recruit middle-aged men from a range of industries to the classroom after data revealed 105,000 female students undertook teacher training degrees at university last year, compared with 31,000 men. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

 
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The Times

Academy trust growth must be sustainable and realistic, warn education experts

 

Education experts have warned minsters that academy trust growth must be “secure and sustainable”, after two recently expanded trusts received school performance warnings. By Freddie Whittaker and James Carr, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

'Nadine Dorries should do more to help children with dyslexia'

 

A mother whose daughter has struggled with symptoms of dyslexia since the age of three has urged culture secretary Nadine Dorries to do more to help dyslexic children, after she cited dyslexia as the reason she finds it “difficult” to find the correct expression when speaking. By Aasma Day, iNews.

 
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iNews

Schools Week’s guide to the new membership of the Parliamentary Education Committee

 

Schools Week takes a closer look at five new members of the Parliamentary Education Committee who have joined since last July. By Freddie Whittaker.

 
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Schools Week

In conversation with Sir Michael Wilshaw

 

In an interview with The Times, Sir Michael Wilshaw, the former chief inspector of schools in England, shares his ideas for education reform. By Nicola Woolcock.

 
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The Times

 

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