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Daily News Summary
1 February 2022

image Government to target 55 areas in England as part of levelling-up plans
image “We need to reframe practices towards poor attendance and support children, rather than police them”
image How British international schools have been impacted by reforms in China
image A closer look at how schools can support families of pupils with SEND
image Services for children with SEND in Manchester praised by inspectors
image Teachers vote to reject latest pay offer from Scottish Government
image At least 60 Scottish schools disrupted by storms over the weekend

Government to target 55 areas in England as part of levelling-up plans

 

According to iNews, the Government will target 55 areas with the weakest educational results in England as part of its levelling-up drive. As part of the proposals, underperforming schools could see themselves moved into academy chains. By Will Hazell.

 
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iNews

“We need to reframe practices towards poor attendance and support children, rather than police them”

 

Writing for Tes, Margaret Mulholland, the special educational needs and inclusion specialist at the Association of School and College Leaders, reflects on the contributing factors to pupil absence.

 
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Tes

How British international schools have been impacted by reforms in China

 

Tes outlines how reforms such as the introduction of Double Reduction regulations and the ban on the use of international curricula in China have affected British international schools. By David Mansfield.

 
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Tes

A closer look at how schools can support families of pupils with SEND

 

Claire Hughes, deputy head of the University of Cambridge psychology department and its Centre for Family Research, discusses some of the biggest challenges facing parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and what schools can do to support these families. By Simon Lock, Tes.

 
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Tes

Services for children with SEND in Manchester praised by inspectors

 

Services for children with SEND in Manchester have been praised by government inspectors following a five-day inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission. BBC News.

 
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BBC

Teachers vote to reject latest pay offer from Scottish Government

 

Members of Scotland's biggest teaching union, EIS, have rejected the latest pay offer from local authorities and the Scottish Government by 98 per cent. By Henry Hepburn, Tes.

 
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Tes

At least 60 Scottish schools disrupted by storms over the weekend

 

At least 60 schools across Scotland said they would be closed yesterday or would delay opening as a result of back-to-back storms over the weekend. By Kieran Gai, The Times.

 
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The Times

 

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