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Daily News Summary
26 April 2022

image Rise in number of headteachers quitting their jobs within five years of starting
image Poll findings reveal climate change is children's biggest concern
image "Degree apprenticeships must become a far more accessible and accepted route"
image Windsor Castle choir to include girls for the first time in 674 years
image A closer look at Ofsted's five-year strategy
image New guidance outlines special consideration criteria for SATs pupils affected by COVID
image Study explores impact of daydreaming on learning
image Cambridge University launches new one-year foundation course

Rise in number of headteachers quitting their jobs within five years of starting

 

New figures from the Department for Education show that 25 per cent of primary school headteachers and 37 per cent of secondary school heads who started their roles in 2015 had left by 2020, an increase from 21 per cent and 35 per cent since 2011. By Vanessa Clarke, BBC News.

 
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BBC

Poll findings reveal climate change is children's biggest concern

 

A survey of parents across the UK has found that children are more worried about climate change and the environment than any other issue. By Will Hazell, iNews.

 
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iNews

"Degree apprenticeships must become a far more accessible and accepted route"

 

Robert Halfon, chairman of the Education Select Committee, writes in The Times in response to former prime minister Tony Blair's comments that 70 per cent of school leavers should be entering into higher education by 2040. Mr Halfon argues that more students should be pursuing degree apprenticeships, adding: "For the economy of the future, our young people must have three priorities: skills, skills, skills."

 
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The Times

Windsor Castle choir to include girls for the first time in 674 years

 

Two Year 4 pupils at St George's School Windsor Castle have become the first female choristers to join the Choir of St George's Chapel, after it announced it would be going mixed for the first time in 674 years. The Telegraph. The article quotes William Goldsmith, the headmaster of the school.

 
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The Telegraph

A closer look at Ofsted's five-year strategy

 

Schools Week summarises key takeaways from Ofsted's new five-year strategy, which outlines eight strategic priorities and how the inspectorate plans to fulfil them. By James Carr.

 
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Schools Week

New guidance outlines special consideration criteria for SATs pupils affected by COVID

 

The Standards and Testing Agency has stated that SATs pupils will not receive special consideration for COVID-related problems except in the most extreme circumstances, such as the loss of a family member to the virus within the last year. By James Carr, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

Study explores impact of daydreaming on learning

 

According to a study conducted by Queen's University Belfast, children who daydream fall behind at school because they do not retain as much information as their more focused peers. By Will Bolton, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

Cambridge University launches new one-year foundation course

 

The University of Cambridge is dropping its high entry requirements to offer 52 students from disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to study at the institution on a one-year foundation course. BBC News.

 
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BBC

 

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