image  

Daily News Summary
13 June 2022

image Coronavirus: Education secretary asks officials to create new guidance on long COVID for schools
image Nadhim Zahawi urges schools to maintain face-to-face teaching ahead of rail strikes
image 'Give spare boarding school places to children in care'
image Some children arriving at school unable to say their own name, report finds
image 'Refugee students don't want to be defined by refugee status'
image Government urged to force schools to adopt “uniform banks” to help struggling families
image Interest rate on student loans to be capped at 7.3 per cent this autumn
image Universities may be forced to reveal investment from “foreign actors”

Coronavirus: Education secretary asks officials to create new guidance on long COVID for schools

 

According to Tes, Nadhim Zahawi, the education secretary, has asked officials to draw up new guidance on long COVID for schools as cases continue to rise among teachers and support staff. By Matilda Martin. The article quotes Peter Spencer-Lane, head of Saint Pierre School.

New research carried out by YouGov and commissioned by GL Assessment has found that 79 per cent of teachers are concerned that pupils leaving primary school this year, who spent their final years of primary school in lockdown, will not be emotionally or socially ready for secondary school. By Matilda Martin, Tes.

The Guardian reports that this year's school leavers will have to compete for fewer places on popular university courses as a result of the mid-2000s baby boom and the impact of the pandemic on higher education. By Sally Weale, Rachel Hall and Richard Adams.

 

Nadhim Zahawi urges schools to maintain face-to-face teaching ahead of rail strikes

 

Nadhim Zahawi, the education secretary, has urged schools to deliver “face-to-face learning” where possible, rather than “default back to going online” in response to railway strikes on June 21, 23 and 25. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

In a letter to The Times, Jenny Brown, head of City of London School for Girls, asks whether 'thought could at least be given to separating the strikes so that students have more travel options that day' to ensure they do not miss exams.

 

'Give spare boarding school places to children in care'

 

Writing in The Times, Frank Young, editorial director at the Civitas think tank, suggests that boarding schools could give spare places to children in care to help 'turbo-charge' their prospects.

 
image
The Times

Some children arriving at school unable to say their own name, report finds

 

The Times Education Commission’s final report is set to reveal this week that some reception-aged children are arriving at school unable to say their own names or drink from cups. By Nicola Woolcock.

 
image
The Times

'Refugee students don't want to be defined by refugee status'

 

Tes interviews Sarah Dryden-Peterson, an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and founder and director of REACH, which promotes research, education, and action for refugees, on how teachers can help support refugee children in their classroom. By Kate Parker.

 
image
Tes

Government urged to force schools to adopt “uniform banks” to help struggling families

 

The Parent Teacher Association had urged the Government to force schools to adopt “uniform banks” to help struggling families through the cost of living crisis. By Camilla Tominey.

 
image
The Telegraph

Interest rate on student loans to be capped at 7.3 per cent this autumn

 

The Government has said that the interest rate on student loans in England will be capped at 7.3 per cent this autumn to provide "peace of mind for graduates". By Hazel Shearing, BBC News.

 
image
BBC

Universities may be forced to reveal investment from “foreign actors”

 

According to The Times, the Government will propose that universities must reveal investments from “foreign actors” in a bid to crack down on undue influence. By Ben Ellery.

 
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.