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Daily News Summary
22 February 2022

image Coronavirus: School pupils and teachers no longer required to do lateral flow tests
image GDST offers staff a pension scheme extension until September 2023
image 'We need an 11+ for sixth formers to aid candidate assessment'
image School awarded Eco-Schools Green Flag award

Coronavirus: School pupils and teachers no longer required to do lateral flow tests

 

School pupils and teachers in England will no longer have to do lateral flow tests twice a week from now on as part of the Government's new plans for people to “live with” COVID. By Jane Merrick, iNews.

Tes outlines what schools need to know about the end of COVID rules in England. By Matilda Martin.

School leaders have criticised the Government's decision to scrap all COVID restrictions in England. Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, warned “saying that [COVID] is at an end does not make it so”. By Adam Forrest, The Independent.

Headteachers have welcomed moves to help local authorities establish buffer zones around schools to prevent them from being targeted by anti-vaccination protests. Tes.

iNews takes a closer look at how COVID anxiety is impacting young people and keeping more than 100,000 children off school. By Gwyneth Rees.

 

GDST offers staff a pension scheme extension until September 2023

 

According to Tes, staff at the Girls' Day School Trust (GDST) would be able to stay in the Teachers' Pension Scheme until September 2023 under a new offer proposed by the trust. By Callum Mason.

 
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Tes

'We need an 11+ for sixth formers to aid candidate assessment'

 

Angela Epstein writes in The Independent calling for the introduction of a "psychometric test that would give a window into a candidate’s ability to learn, apply new knowledge, and solve problems" for sixth formers.

 
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The Independent

School awarded Eco-Schools Green Flag award

 

Strathallan School has been awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag award for efforts to make its campus a better ecosystem for wildlife and reduce food waste. By Serena Haththotuwa, Independent Education Today.

 
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IE Today

 

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