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Daily News Summary
13 July 2022

image Coronavirus: School attendance falls to lowest level since January
image NAHT calls for an investigation into the ‘mishandling’ of SATs papers
image 'More than half of school staff felt pressured to change TAGs last year'
image 'How hot is too hot for schools to stay open?'
image NHS to ‘miss out on recruiting thousands of nurses every year’ following the scrapping of BTECs
image "It’s so important for girls to realise that actually bad ideas lead to good ideas"
image Mindfulness training does not help pupils with their mental health, study finds
image Over half of schools who applied to rebuilding programme are set to miss out on funding

Coronavirus: School attendance falls to lowest level since January

 

The latest Department for Education attendance survey data has revealed that school attendance has fallen to the lowest level since the end of January, with staff absences also increasing last week. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

NAHT calls for an investigation into the ‘mishandling’ of SATs papers

 

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has called for an investigation after accusing outsourcing giant Capita of mismarking and losing SATs papers taken by primary schoolchildren. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

 
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The Times

'More than half of school staff felt pressured to change TAGs last year'

 

An Ofqual survey has found that more than half of school staff felt pressured by senior leaders, parents and pupils to change teacher assessed grades (TAGs) last year. By Samantha Booth, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

'How hot is too hot for schools to stay open?'

 

iNews takes a closer look at the legal guidance on when schools can close due to hot weather. By Alex Finnis.

 
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iNews

NHS to ‘miss out on recruiting thousands of nurses every year’ following the scrapping of BTECs

 

NHS Employers have written a letter to the education secretary, James Cleverly, warning that the NHS will miss out on recruiting thousands of nurses every year as a direct result of the Government scrapping BTEC courses in health and social care. By Denis Campbell, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

"It’s so important for girls to realise that actually bad ideas lead to good ideas"

 

Independent Education Today interviews Morven McDonald, head of The Village Prep School, on sustainability, eco-initiatives and encouraging pupils to make mistakes. By Caitlin Bowring.

 
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IE Today

Mindfulness training does not help pupils with their mental health, study finds

 

According to a new study from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, mindfulness training does not improve mental health for school-children, despite helping some teachers to avoid burnout. By Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

Over half of schools who applied to rebuilding programme are set to miss out on funding

 

Schools Week reports that 54.8 per cent of schools who applied for funding from Boris Johnson’s flagship rebuilding programme will miss out cash for building replacements or repairs. By Tom Belger.

 
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Schools Week

 

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