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Daily News Summary
12 July 2022

image 'Labour's independent school pledge would hit small schools the hardest'
image Teaching unions condemn education minister over obscene gesture
image Self-harm posts to be banned for children online
image Teachers lack the time to deliver anti-bullying lessons, reports finds
image Ministers create heatwave guidance for schools

'Labour's independent school pledge would hit small schools the hardest'

 

David James, deputy head of an independent school in London, writes in Tes about how Labour's pledge to remove charitable status from independent schools would impact the sector. Mr James says: "For the many hundreds of small, fee-paying schools these additional financial challenges, coming so soon after COVID-19, would almost certainly result in them closing down."

 
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Tes

Teaching unions condemn education minister over obscene gesture

 

Teaching unions Unison, the Association of School and College Leaders, the National Association of Head Teachers and the National Education Union, have written a joint letter to newly-appointed education minister Andrea Jenkyns expressing 'grave concern' after she raised her middle finger to crowds outside No 10. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

Self-harm posts to be banned for children online

 

Nadine Dorries, the culture secretary, is set to announce that self-harm posts will be banned for children online following the death of a 14-year-old schoolgirl who took her life in 2019 after being bombarded with material about self-harm and suicide on Instagram. By Charles Hymas, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

Teachers lack the time to deliver anti-bullying lessons, reports finds

 

According to a report from the Diversity Role Models charity, senior leadership teams identified a "lack of time to plan and deliver lessons" and the "constraints of the national curriculum" as key barriers teachers face to delivering anti-bullying lessons. By Matilda Martin, Tes.

 
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Tes

Ministers create heatwave guidance for schools

 

Ministers have drawn up guidance for an unprecedented national heat health emergency, stating that classrooms can be closed, outdoor activities cancelled and school days rearranged to help children cope with the heat. By Olivia Rudgard and Ewan Somerville, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

 

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