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Daily News Summary
27 June 2022

image Education secretary backs plans for "an army of student tutors"
image Thousands of pupils will miss their university offers, says former Ofqual consultant
image Schools could be forced to share diversity training materials with parents under new proposal
image Teaching about slavery should be as important as the Holocaust, says Prince Charles
image IAPS appoints new chief executive
image England to face a teacher shortage in 2022-2025, research finds
image NAHT calls for a review into this year's Key Stage 2 SATs
image DfE adviser urges the Government to fund more "attendance hubs"

Education secretary backs plans for "an army of student tutors"

 

Nadhim Zahawi, the education secretary, is reportedly supporting The Times Education Commission’s proposal to create “an army of student tutors” who could earn credits towards their university degree by volunteering in schools to help children catch up on their learning. By Rachel Sylvester, The Times.

A leading article in The Times outlines how using undergraduates to tutor children who have fallen behind at school could be a cost effective way to tackle the impact the pandemic has had on education.

 

Thousands of pupils will miss their university offers, says former Ofqual consultant

 

Dennis Sherwood, a former external consultant for Ofqual and partner with accountants Coopers & Lybrand, has said he predicts that the number of A* grades awarded this year will drop by about 40,000 compared with last summer, and the number of A grades by about 20,000, meaning thousands of teenagers will miss their university offers. By Sian Griffiths and George Willoughby, The Sunday Times.

 
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The Sunday Times

Schools could be forced to share diversity training materials with parents under new proposal

 

The Telegraph reports that schools may be forced to share diversity training materials with parents under a Lords amendment to the Schools Bill proposed by Baroness Morris of Yardley, a former education secretary. The amendment follows claims that parents have been denied access to contentious resources on areas such as race, transgender and sex education. By Ewan Somerville.

 
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The Telegraph

Teaching about slavery should be as important as the Holocaust, says Prince Charles

 

Prince Charles has suggested that slavery should be taught in schools and given the same national level of importance as the Holocaust. By Roya Nikkhah, The Sunday Times.

 
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The Sunday Times

IAPS appoints new chief executive

 

Dominic Norrish, chief operating officer of United Learning, the country’s largest academy trust, and an adviser to the Department for Education on edtech, has been appointed the new chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS). Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

England to face a teacher shortage in 2022-2025, research finds

 

New findings from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) suggest that England is likely to face a shortage of teachers in 2022-2025, particularly in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. Independent Education Today.

 
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IE Today

NAHT calls for a review into this year's Key Stage 2 SATs

 

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has called on the Government to “thoroughly review” this year’s Key Stage 2 SATs amid concerns about the quality and accuracy of the marking. By Matilda Martin, Tes.

 
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Tes

DfE adviser urges the Government to fund more "attendance hubs"

 

Rob Tarn, the chief executive of the Northern Education Trust and a government attendance adviser, has urged the DfE to fund dozens more “attendance hubs”. By Tom Belger, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

 

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