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Daily News Summary
15 February 2022

image 'Any change in the way grades are awarded will have unintended consequences'
image Bolton School raises over £1m for bursaries and hardship funding
image 'Pupils should stop using Mr and Mrs when referring to teachers'
image 'Phonics, spoken language and reading are key to language development'
image Ofsted extends curriculum grace period

'Any change in the way grades are awarded will have unintended consequences'

 

Helen Pike, master of Magdalen College School, writes for Independent School Management Plus on the potential impact that giving students advance information ahead of this year's exams could have.

 
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Independent School Management Plus

Bolton School raises over £1m for bursaries and hardship funding

 

Bolton School has raised over £1million towards bursaries and hardship funding during the last academic year. Headteacher, Philip Britton, said: "This academic year we have spent £3.06m on means-tested bursary assistance and hardship grants, supporting 346 – one in five – pupils across our two senior schools." By Serena Haththotuwa, Independent Education Today.

 
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IE Today

'Pupils should stop using Mr and Mrs when referring to teachers'

 

Dr Elly Barnes, the chief executive of the Educate & Celebrate charity, has told teachers at a lecture funded by the National Education Union that pupils should drop Mr and Mrs and refer to all staff as “teacher” in an attempt to move towards a "gender-free model." By Hayley Dixon and Sanchez Manning, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

'Phonics, spoken language and reading are key to language development'

 

Schools minister, Robin Walker, writes for Tes on the importance of "high-quality phonics teaching - alongside quality spoken language and exposure to books and stories to develop vocabulary".

 
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Tes

Ofsted extends curriculum grace period

 

Ofsted has confirmed that schools will get at least six more months to bring their curriculums into line with its inspection framework due to ongoing disruption caused by the pandemic. By Samantha Booth, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

 

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