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Daily News Summary
28 January 2022

image Coronavirus: Public health directors continue asking schools to use masks in communal areas
image Operation Warm Welcome: A closer look at the schools welcoming Afghan refugees
image Education Select Committee to launch inquiry into careers advice in schools
image “The UK would be a poorer place without the independent sector”
image Schools are failing at educating young people on climate change, experts say
image Use dance to help young people understand maths, says English National Ballet director
image 'To Kill A Mockingbird is a difficult text which is precisely why we should continue teaching it’
image Malvern College to open seventh international branch school in Tokyo

Coronavirus: Public health directors continue asking schools to use masks in communal areas

 

According to Tes, public health directors in more than half a dozen areas of England have asked school staff and students to keep wearing masks in communal areas despite it no longer being recommended by the Government. By John Roberts.

Emma Hattersley, head of Godolphin School, writes for Independent School Management Plus on how headteachers can better support the wellbeing of teachers at their school throughout the pandemic.

Durham County Council has asked school leaders to “self-manage” COVID outbreaks, adding it will no longer provide advice unless a child is in hospital. James Carr, Schools Week.

 

Operation Warm Welcome: A closer look at the schools welcoming Afghan refugees

 

Schools Week reports on the schools that have opened their doors to thousands of children evacuated from Afghanistan, with many hiring language experts and counsellors and adapting their curriculums to support their new pupils. By Freddie Whittaker.

 
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Schools Week

Education Select Committee to launch inquiry into careers advice in schools

 

The Education Select Committee has announced that it will launch an inquiry into careers education, information, advice and guidance for students. School leaders have welcomed the decision, with Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, saying it is "abundantly clear" that investment is needed for careers support in schools. By Callum Mason, Tes.

 
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Tes

“The UK would be a poorer place without the independent sector”

 

Julie Robinson, chief executive of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), writes for Independent School Management Plus on the economic contribution independent schools make to the UK. The article can be found on page 6.

 
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Independent School Management Plus

Schools are failing at educating young people on climate change, experts say

 

Experts have claimed that children in Britain are being failed by schools when it comes to learning about the climate crisis, with the subject often being "tacked on the side" or missing from the curriculum entirely. By Fiona Harvey, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

Use dance to help young people understand maths, says English National Ballet director

 

The Times explores how innovators like Tamara Rojo, the artistic director of the English National Ballet, are coming up with creative solutions to persistent problems that young people face in education. Ms Rojo suggests that dance could be used to to help students understand mathematical equations. By Rachel Sylvester.

 
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The Times

'To Kill A Mockingbird is an uncomfortable text which is exactly why we should continue teaching it'

 

Jemima Lewis writes for The Telegraph arguing that To Kill A Mockingbird is a valuable text for teaching schoolchildren about racism and poverty.

 
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The Telegraph

Malvern College to open seventh international branch school in Tokyo

 

Malvern College has announced that it will be opening its seventh overseas school in Tokyo, Japan. The school is set to open in 2023. By Serena Haththotuwa, Independent Education Today.

 
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IE Today

 

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