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Daily News Summary
16 February 2022

image Pupils raise concerns about advance information ahead of this year's exams
image Coronavirus: Figures reveal 34 per cent increase in home schooling since the start of the pandemic
image Trust responds to comments from former CEO about TPS plans
image Lord's cricket match between Eton and Harrow cancelled after two centuries
image DfE to tell universities to publicise data on graduate jobs and dropout rates
image Banning gendered terms in the classroom is "completely unnecessary", says DfE
image SNP ministers 'censored a review into the Scottish curriculum'

Pupils raise concerns about advance information ahead of this year's exams

 

Students have raised concerns about the fairness of advance information published for this year’s GCSE and A-level exams, amid claims that some subjects and exam boards are “more generous” than others. By Will Hazell, iNews.

 
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iNews

Coronavirus: Figures reveal 34 per cent increase in home schooling since the start of the pandemic

 

According to BBC News, over the last two years the number of children being home-schooled in England has increased by 34 per cent.

The Telegraph reports that Wales has become the first country in the UK to announce it will be offering the COVID vaccine to all five to 11-year-olds. By Laura Donnelly.

Children between the ages of five and 11 in Scotland are also to be offered a COVID jabs after the government accepted a draft ruling from the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation. BBC News.

Steve Barker, head of governance services at Strictly Education, writes for Tes urging school governors and trustees to continue the new ways of working they have developed during the pandemic.

 

Trust responds to comments from former CEO about TPS plans

 

The Girls’ Day School Trust has said it is proposing “a strong alternative pension scheme, with a 20 per cent employer contribution alongside other benefits” after Michael Oakley, a former CEO of the trust, wrote to the current chief executive about its plan to withdraw from the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. By Callum Mason, Tes.

 
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Tes

Lord's cricket match between Eton and Harrow cancelled after two centuries

 

Marylebone Cricket Club has announced that this year will be the final match between Eton College and Harrow School at the Lord's cricket ground to make room for a “wider range of players”. By Henry Bodkin, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

DfE to tell universities to publicise data on graduate jobs and dropout rates

 

The Department for Education (DfE) is due to publish new guidance for universities which will tell them to publicise data on graduate jobs and dropout rates in order to be more transparent about students’ future prospects. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

Banning gendered terms in the classroom is "completely unnecessary", says DfE

 

The Department for Education has said that replacing language such as Sir and Miss in classrooms with gender neutral language is “completely unnecessary” after a charity suggested schools should adopt a “gender free model”. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

SNP ministers 'censored a review into the Scottish curriculum'

 

According to The Times, it has been revealed that an international review of Scotland’s curriculum was censored by the SNP to downplay a “lack of transparency” and “confusion” at all levels of the education system. By Mark McLaughlin.

 
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The Times

 

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