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Daily News Summary
11 July 2022

image Ministers warned many teachers will quit their jobs if pay deals are further delayed
image Keir Starmer reaffirms Labour’s policy proposals in relation to independent schools
image Chartered College of Teaching chief writes to the Government over footage of new education minister swearing
image Concerns raised over sex education lessons
image Schoolchildren to be given lessons on female anatomy
image MCC members push back against proposals to scrap Eton v Harrow and Oxford v Cambridge matches at Lord’s
image Latin textbooks to be updated amid concerns over its representation of the Roman world
image 'Do not treat the ECF evidence base like some kind of Bible'

Ministers warned many teachers will quit their jobs if pay deals are further delayed

 

Teaching unions have warned newly appointed cabinet ministers that many teachers will quit their jobs in the coming weeks if public sector pay deals are further delayed. By Toby Helm, The Observer.

 
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The Observer

Keir Starmer reaffirms Labour’s policy proposals in relation to independent schools

 

The Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, will restate the Party’s policy proposals in relation to independent schools in a speech in Gateshead today. By Rachel Wearmouth, The Mirror. The ISC’s statement in response to the proposals can be read here.

 

Chartered College of Teaching chief writes to the Government over footage of new education minister swearing

 

Dame Alison Peacock has written to the Government over video footage of Andrea Jenkyns, the newly appointed education minister, swearing at protesters outside Downing Street. The chief executive of the Chartered College of Teaching said "to proceed with a ministerial appointment of someone who is unable to abide by the principles of public life is sinking to a new low". By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

Concerns raised over sex education lessons

 

Campaigners have raised concerns that “inclusiveness is overriding child safeguarding”, amid reports that some sex education providers have told pupils that prostitution is a “rewarding job” and have promoted “kinks” such as being locked in a cage, flogged, caned, beaten and slapped in the face. By Ben Ellery and Charlotte Wace, The Times

 
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The Times

Schoolchildren to be given lessons on female anatomy

 

According to The Sunday Times, schoolchildren are to be given lessons on female anatomy to counter the damaging misinformation they are seeing on social media and online porn. By Rosie Taylor.

 
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The Sunday Times

MCC members push back against proposals to scrap Eton v Harrow and Oxford v Cambridge matches at Lord’s

 

A number of members of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) have signed a petition against plans replace annual Eton v Harrow and Oxford v Cambridge fixtures at Lord’s with national competitions open to all secondary schools and universities, triggering a special general meeting in order for the matter to be put to a vote. By Ben Rumsby, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

Latin textbooks to be updated amid concerns over its representation of the Roman world

 

The Cambridge Latin Course textbooks will be updated this month to change its portrayal of women, ethnic minorities and slaves, following feedback from teachers and pupils concerned about its representation of the Roman world. By Emma Yeomans, The Times.

 
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The Times

'Do not treat the ECF evidence base like some kind of Bible'

 

Professor Sam Twiselton, the director of the Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University and a government adviser on initial teacher training, has urged the Government not to treat the evidence base for early career framework (ECF) reforms like “some kind of Bible”. By Tom Belger, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

 

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