image  

Daily News Summary
27 July 2022

image Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak: What has been pledged for schools so far
image Summer schools failing to reach disadvantaged pupils
image 'Visual aids can be a powerful tool to help children develop the language they need to navigate the school day'
image Schools in Scotland may not reopen after the summer holidays due to strikes
image Starting age for school could be increased to six in Scotland

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak: What has been pledged for schools so far

 

Schools Week outlines what the two Conservative leadership contenders, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, have pledged for schools so far if they were to become prime minister. By John Dickens.

 
image
Schools Week

Summer schools failing to reach disadvantaged pupils

 

Research from the Government’s Behavioural Insights Team, has found that summer schools designed to encourage disadvantaged children to apply to university are mainly attended by those who are already keen to study, rather than those who need the programme most. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

 
image
The Times

'Visual aids can be a powerful tool to help children develop the language they need to navigate the school day'

 

Sue White, former teacher, special needs advisor and senior educational specialist at Widgit, writes in Independent Education Today on effective visual learning techniques to help create a positive learning environment in school.

 
image
IE Today

Schools in Scotland may not reopen after the summer holidays due to strikes

 

Yesterday Unison members overwhelmingly rejected a 2 per cent pay rise being offered to council workers in Scotland and voted to strike, sparking concerns that schools in Scotland may not reopen after the summer holidays unless a resolution is found. By Kieran Andrews, The Times.

 
image
The Times

Starting age for school could be increased to six in Scotland

 

According to The Times, a resolution being proposed for the SNP conference in October calls for the Scottish Government to introduce a statutory play-based nursery stage for three to six-year-olds, replacing the P1 year. By Kieran Andrews, The Times.

 
image
The Times

 

The Independent Schools Council (ISC) monitors the national and educational press in order to keep independent schools up-to-date with relevant education news. The DNS is a service primarily for schools in membership of ISC associations, although other interested parties can choose to sign-up. We endeavour to include relevant news and commentary and, wherever possible, notable public letters. Where capacity allows, we may include links to ISC blogs, press statements and information about school or association events. News stories are selected based on their relevance to the independent sector as a whole. Editorial control of the DNS remains solely with the ISC.

Sign-up to the email service is available on our website.

Members can contact the ISC if they know in advance of news, letters or opinions that are likely to feature in the media, or are aware of existing coverage which they would like to see featured in the DNS.

Headlines and first-line summaries are written by the ISC with the link directing to the source material. You should read and comply with the terms and conditions of the websites to which we link.