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Daily News Summary
29 June 2022

image Naked photos of schoolgirls are being shared in class without their consent, MPs told
image 'Replace A-levels with a baccalaureate to break academic snobbery'
image 'English literature is at risk of becoming a subject for the privileged elite'
image 200-year-old sporting tradition between Eton and Harrow comes to an end
image More than one in three teachers say Year 9 pupils do not get regular music lessons
image Children's minister suggests all heads should have a SENCo qualification
image 'It was clear to us that Ofsted does not listen to students'

Naked photos of schoolgirls are being shared in class without their consent, MPs told

 

Soma Sara, founder of the Everyone’s Invited website, told MPs at the Women and Equalities Committee hearing on attitudes to girls and women in schools that schoolgirls are having naked photos of themselves uploaded to shared drives by boys and swapped in class without their consent. By Will Hazell, iNews.

Keziah Featherstone, headteacher at Q3 Academy Tipton and co-founder of WomenEd, suggested during the hearing that schools should receive a “yearly safeguarding audit” to monitor how well schools are “looking after their pupils”. By Matilda Martin, Tes.

 

'Replace A-levels with a baccalaureate to break academic snobbery'

 

Sir Adrian Smith, president of the Royal Society, will tell the society's conference that A-levels should be replaced with a baccalaureate-style qualification to “break the stranglehold of academic snobbery” towards learning skills. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

'English literature is at risk of becoming a subject for the privileged elite'

 

Award-winning author Anthony Horowitz has warned against cuts to humanities courses at universities, adding that English literature could becoming a subject could result English literature becoming a subject only for the privileged elite. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

 
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The Times

200-year-old sporting tradition between Eton and Harrow comes to an end

 

The Times reports on the final annual Lord's cricket match between Eton College and Harrow School, a tradition dating back to 1827. By Ivo Tennant. The article quotes Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council.

 
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The Times

More than one in three teachers say Year 9 pupils do not get regular music lessons

 

According to a new survey by Teacher Tapp, more than a third of teachers say their Year 9 pupils do not get regular music lessons. By Tom Belger, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

Children's minister suggests all heads should have a SENCo qualification

 

Speaking at a Special Needs Jungle webinar about plans for a new SENCo national professional qualification, Will Quince, the children's minister, said that all headteachers should have a SENCo qualification, because “inclusion starts from the top”. By Samantha Booth, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

'It was clear to us that Ofsted does not listen to students'

 

Speaking to The Guardian, several sixth formers share their views on the impact of Ofsted inspections on pupil wellbeing and outline their proposals for alternatives to inspections. By Fiona Millar.

 
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The Times

 

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