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Daily News Summary
28 June 2022

image Plan for supply staff to cover striking teachers ‘will not work’
image 'This new funding for music education will be a catalyst for change'
image 'It is difficult to see the Social Mobility Commission making any difference at all'
image Universities urged to reconsider Race Equality Charter membership
image Cambridge University reapplies for teacher training approval
image 'It was obvious even the Scottish Government accepted failure was more likely than success'

Plan for supply staff to cover striking teachers ‘will not work’

 

Niall Bradley, chair of the National Supply Teachers Network, has written to Nadhim Zahawi warning that only a tiny proportion of supply teachers would be willing to work if a strike took place, telling the education secretary: “Your maths doesn’t add up.” By Callum Mason, Tes.

 
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Tes

'This new funding for music education will be a catalyst for change'

 

Writing in The Times, Veronica Wadley, Baroness Fleet, who chairs the advisory panel for the National Plan for Music Education, praises the Government for pledging £80 million a year for three years for music education, plus a new pot of £25 million for the purchase of tens of thousands of musical instruments and equipment for young people.

 
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The Times

'It is difficult to see the Social Mobility Commission making any difference at all'

 

An editorial piece in The Guardian takes a closer look at the first annual report from the Social Mobility Commission under the leadership of Katharine Birbalsingh, arguing that it should not “distract from the bigger issue, which is that the commission has, over the decade of its existence, failed to deliver”.

 
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The Guardian

Universities urged to reconsider Race Equality Charter membership

 

Michelle Donelan, the higher education minister, has written to vice-chancellors urging them to reconsider their membership of the Race Equality Charter, which was accused of orchestrating the “decolonisation” of curricula across the country. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

Cambridge University reapplies for teacher training approval

 

The University of Cambridge has reapplied for approval to continue providing teacher training after failing to apply to the February round of reaccreditation, claiming there were “important inconsistencies” in the Government’s teacher training reforms. By Samantha Booth, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

'It was obvious even the Scottish Government accepted failure was more likely than success'

 

Journalist Alex Massie writes in The Times reflecting on how far away the Scottish Government is from reaching its pledge to eliminate the poverty-related attainment gap by 2026.

 
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The Times

 

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