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Daily News Summary
1 June 2022

image Ex-academies ministers and a former education secretary unite to create amendments to the Schools Bill
image Nadhim Zahawi heckled by protestors at university talk
image New National Institute of Teaching seeks to improve teacher training nationally
image ‘All children from families on universal credit should receive free school meals’
image Poorer young people to face a fall in income mobility, research suggests
image Scottish government to freeze funding for early years learning

Ex-academies ministers and a former education secretary unite to create amendments to the Schools Bill

 

Lord Nash and Lord Agnew, two former academies ministers, have teamed up with Lord Baker, a former education secretary, in an attempt to strip 16 clauses from the Government’s Schools Bill. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

Nadhim Zahawi heckled by protestors at university talk

 

BBC News reports that Nadhim Zahawi, the education secretary, had to be escorted away from his talk at the University of Warwick's Conservative Association after being heckled by LGBT protesters.

The education secretary has defended the “right to free speech” of Joel Cooper, the son of the shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, after he interrupted his talk to ask about trans issues. By Henry Bodkin and Ewan Somerville, The Telegraph.

 

New National Institute of Teaching seeks to improve teacher training nationally

 

Melanie Renowden, founding chief executive of the new National Institute of Teaching, has said it should be judged on its success as a “rising tide that lifts all boats”, improving teacher training nationally. By Tom Belger, Schools Week.

The University of Birmingham and Newcastle University, two Russell Group universities involved in the Government's flagship National Institute of Teaching, have both failed to pass the first round of Department for Education (DfE) accreditation. By Matilda Martin, Tes.

 
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Schools Week

‘All children from families on universal credit should receive free school meals’

 

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Anne Longfield, former children’s commissioner for England and chair of a year-long commission on young lives, has said she would support free school meals being extended to all families on universal credit. By Tobi Thomas, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

Poorer young people to face a fall in income mobility, research suggests

 

New research from the Sutton Trust "predicts a fall in income mobility for poorer young people, driven by the impact of the pandemic and, more recently, the cost of living crisis,” says Sir Peter Lampl, chair of the thinktank. By Patrick Butler, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

Scottish government to freeze funding for early years learning

 

According to The Guardian, the Scottish Government is to freeze funding for early years learning for the next five years as part of efforts to tackle budget deficits. By Severin Carrell.

 
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The Guardian

 

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