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Daily News Summary
22 July 2022

image COVID inquiry accused of 'sidelining' children
image Just 1 per cent of schools reached national SATs target this year
image Key stage 1 SATs to be scrapped from 2023-24
image Schools are on the brink of a funding crisis, warn unions
image Publication of data on school energy bills delayed by "political events"
image Ministers abandon plans to modify school admissions for children born between April and August
image Schools only allowed to use DfE-approved tutoring firms from September
image 'Schools needs to prepare children to live in a warming world'

COVID inquiry accused of 'sidelining' children

 

MPs and campaigners have accused the COVID inquiry of 'sidelining children' after it was announced that the impact of the pandemic on young people will not be looked at for the first year. By Lizzie Roberts, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

Just 1 per cent of schools reached national SATs target this year

 

A new FFT Education Datalab analysis of 2,500 school results for this year has revealed that only one per cent of schools achieved the Government’s national ambition for 2030 of having 90 per cent of pupils reaching the expected standard across Key Stage 2 SATs tests. By Matilda Martin, Tes.

 
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Tes

Key stage 1 SATs to be scrapped from 2023-24

 

The Standards and Testing Agency has confirmed that Key Stage 1 SATs will be scrapped from 2023-24, though a full suite of tests will go ahead next year. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

Schools are on the brink of a funding crisis, warn unions

 

Five education unions have released a joint statement condemning the Department for Education’s teacher pay rise announcement, warning that schools are “on the brink of a full-blown funding crisis”. By Matilda Martin, Tes.

 
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Tes

Publication of data on school energy bills delayed by "political events"

 

The Department for Education has said that the publication of key survey data showing how schools have been affected by rising gas and electricity bills has been delayed by ”recent political events”, though it still intends to release the results in the future. By Callum Mason, Tes.

 
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Tes

Ministers abandon plans to modify school admissions for children born between April and August

 

The Government has dropped plans to modify school admissions to allow children born between April and August to be automatically admitted to reception at the age of five if that is what their parents want. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

Schools only allowed to use DfE-approved tutoring firms from September

 

Schools Week reports that as of September schools will only be allowed to hire tutoring organisations pre-approved by the Department for Education under the National Tutoring Programme. By Amy Walker.

 
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Schools Week

'Schools needs to prepare children to live in a warming world'

 

BBC News speaks to climate change experts and pupils who say that children should be taught about climate change in more depth and in all subjects. By Georgina Rannard and Esme Stallard.

 
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BBC

 

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