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Daily News Summary
26 July 2022

image Rishi Sunak says schools will be inspected on PE classes if he is made prime minister
image Councils to be allowed to run multi-academy trusts beyond their own boundaries
image 'Incentivise schools using the NTP to choose better-quality tutor providers'
image A closer look at the new calculation schools need to use when working out holiday pay
image Children should progress through school based on ability not age, says Scottish think tank

Rishi Sunak says schools will be inspected on PE classes if he is made prime minister

 

Rishi Sunak, the former chancellor and Conservative leadership contender, said that if he becomes prime minister schools would be rated by Ofsted on the quality of their physical education (PE) classes to combat rising obesity levels. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

The Times reports that Mr Sunak has also pledged he would close all 30 Confucius Institutes in the UK to tackle Chinese influence at British universities. By Mark McLaughlin.

Thomas Camilleri, CEO and founder of the Global School Alliance, writes in Independent School Management Plus on Mr Sunak's proposal to ban China's Confucius Institutes in the UK. Mr Camilleri said: "Partnerships, exchanges and global citizenship should be encouraged and scare mongering should be reduced."

 

Councils to be allowed to run multi-academy trusts beyond their own boundaries

 

Academies minister Baroness Barran has confirmed that new multi-academy trusts launched by local authorities will be allowed to run academies beyond their own boundaries, sparking concerns of potential 'power struggles' among councils. By Tom Belger, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

'Incentivise schools using the NTP to choose better-quality tutor providers'

 

A new report from the youth charity Impetus has proposed that ministers could “incentivise” schools using the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) to choose better-quality providers by offering them higher subsidies for doing so. By Callum Mason, Tes.

 
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Tes

A closer look at the new calculation schools need to use when working out holiday pay

 

Tes outlines at the new calculations schools will need to use when working out holiday pay for part-year workers following the Supreme Court's long-awaited decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel case. By Sarah Linden.

 
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Tes

Children should progress through school based on ability not age, says Scottish think tank

 

A new report from Scotland’s Futures Forum has suggested that children in Scotland should be tested on their learning from the age of two and progress through school on the strength of their abilities rather than their age. By Mark McLaughlin, The Times.

 
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The Times

 

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