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Daily News Summary
25 July 2022

image Coronavirus: Teacher exodus looms as new recruits feel isolated post pandemic
image Cambridge University twice as likely to offer a "winter pool place" to a state school applicant
image Union warns of strike action that could impact the delivery of thousands of exam results
image In conversation with Melvyn Roffe
image More than three-quarters of parents oppose statutory assessments in primary school, survey suggests
image 'Stay-at-home students miss out on important rites of passage'
image A closer look at the latest School Teachers' Review Body report

Coronavirus: Teacher exodus looms as new recruits feel isolated post pandemic

 

A study from King's College London has found that the UK could be facing a potential exodus of teachers as new recruits who were trained during the pandemic have been left feeling "isolated from the wider school community". The Telegraph.

Seven unions have written a joint letter to the education secretary, James Cleverly, urging him to set out plans for using "the summer holidays to reduce the risk of another winter of COVID disruption and illness in schools". By Callum Mason, Tes.

The Guardian reports that some schools are hiring handwriting specialists to tackle a drop-off in children’s pen skills caused by the use of laptops and tablets during the pandemic. By Julie Henry.

 

Cambridge University twice as likely to offer a "winter pool place" to a state school applicant

 

According to The Telegraph, the University of Cambridge was twice as likely to offer a "winter pool" place to a state school pupil than a independent school pupil last year. Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council said: "It would seem sensible for the university to encourage top applicants from all types of schools, but that will only happen if they are treated fairly regardless of background". By Louisa Clarence-Smith.

 
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The Telegraph

Union warns of strike action that could impact the delivery of thousands of exam results

 

Members of the teaching union Unison who work for the exam board AQA have warned they will be staging a 72-hour walkout over pay which could affect the delivery of thousands of GCSE and A-Level results. By Louisa Clarence-Smith, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

In conversation with Melvyn Roffe

 

Independent School Management Plus interviews Melvyn Roffe, the incoming chair of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) and head of George Watson’s College, on why he wants to change the way the independent education sector is spoken about and perceived. By Irena Barker.

 
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Independent School Management Plus

More than three-quarters of parents oppose statutory assessments in primary school, survey suggests

 

A survey for the Independent Commission on Assessment in Primary Education has found that 76 per cent of parents thought there should be no statutory assessments in primary school. By Matilda Martin, Tes.

 
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Tes

'Stay-at-home students miss out on important rites of passage'

 

Columnist Jane Shilling writes in The Telegraph suggesting students who choose to complete university degrees while living at home miss out on formative experiences and the "necessary opportunity for self-reinvention".

 
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The Telegraph

A closer look at the latest School Teachers' Review Body report

 

Schools Week takes a closer look at 7 key findings from the latest report by the School Teachers' Review Body. By Amy Walker.

 
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Schools Week

 

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