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Daily News Summary
8 July 2022

image James Cleverly becomes the third education secretary within a week
image Some schools are dropping subjects to cope with the staffing crisis, survey shows
image DfE planning for "more incentives" to cover teacher training cold spots
image A closer look at the impact of the cost of living crisis on schools
image Ofsted chief urges teachers to maintain their "own impartiality" on contested issues
image Looked-after children are being held back by system failings, report finds
image Fifth of teachers report missing SATs results

James Cleverly becomes the third education secretary within a week

 

Headteachers have criticised the "musical chairs" nature of education secretary appointments, after James Cleverly was named as the third person in the role within the space of a week. By Catherine Lough, The Independent.

Schools Week summarises 12 facts about the new education secretary. By Freddie Whittaker.

Education leaders have warned that the current ministerial vacuum at the Department for Education (DfE) "cannot possibly go on", as schools face important policy milestones and practical decisions throughout the summer. By Callum Mason, Tes.

Will Quince, the former children's minister, has returned to a more senior role in the DfE fewer than two days after he resigned. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

Former schools minister Robin Walker, who resigned on Wednesday, has said he is willing to return to the role now that Boris Johnson has resigned as leader of the Conservative Party. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

 

Some schools are dropping subjects to cope with the staffing crisis, survey shows

 

A survey by the Association of School of College Leaders has found that almost all schools are struggling to recruit teachers and some are merging classes or dropping subjects in order to cope. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

 
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The Times

DfE planning for "more incentives" to cover teacher training cold spots

 

According to Tes, the Department for Education is planning for "more incentives" to cover initial teacher training (ITT) cold spots amid concerns over trainee places being lost through the roll-out of ITT market reforms. By Matilda Martin.

 
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Tes

A closer look at the impact of the cost of living crisis on schools

 

An investigation piece in Schools Week explores the challenges schools are facing amid soaring inflation and the cost of living crisis. By Tom Belger.

 
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Schools Week

Ofsted chief urges teachers to maintain their "own impartiality" on contested issues

 

Speaking at the Festival of Education this morning, Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman is expected to urge teachers not to be "campaigners" but to instead maintain their "own impartiality" while guiding pupils through contested issues. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

Looked-after children are being held back by system failings, report finds

 

A report by the Education Select Committee has identified "a host of indefensible system failings" contributing to the educational disadvantage affecting looked-after children, and has called for academies that illegally turn them away to be punished by Ofsted. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

Fifth of teachers report missing SATs results

 

In a poll by Teacher Tapp, 20 per cent of primary teachers who responded reported they had SATs papers with marks missing when results were published earlier this week. By Matilda Martin, Tes.

 
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Tes

 

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