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Daily News Summary
6 June 2022

image Exams 2022: Hundreds of pupils and teachers set to miss exams following flight cancellations
image 'The number of UK pupils leaving for US universities is a threat to the world-class status of Oxbridge'
image Sharp rise in the number of school leaders considering resignation
image Treat racism in schools as a safeguarding issue, says author
image 'Tony Blair's policies on higher education were nonsense'
image Over £1m owed by families in Scotland who cannot afford their children's school meals

Exams 2022: Hundreds of pupils and teachers set to miss exams following flight cancellations

 

BBC News reports that hundreds of pupils and teachers are set to miss GCSE exams today after the cancellation of more than 100 flights over the weekend "due to the ongoing challenging operating environment". By Lucy Hooker.

Schools across the country have started giving free breakfasts to all students taking exams in an effort to support the rising number of families struggling with the cost of living. By Zoe Tidman, The Independent.

 

'The number of UK pupils leaving for US universities is a threat to the world-class status of Oxbridge'

 

The Mail on Sunday reports that the number of UK teenagers being poached by leading US universities has more than doubled in the past decade. Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, said: "It’s a threat to the world-class status of Oxford and Cambridge and it’s also damaging to the country because a good proportion of the brightest children will never come back." By Georgia Edkins.

 
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Mail on Sunday

Sharp rise in the number of school leaders considering resignation

 

A survey of 25,000 academy staff by Edurio has revealed that the proportion of senior school leaders considering leaving their jobs has leapt by over 50 per cent in just one year, reversing the downward trend seen during the pandemic. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

Treat racism in schools as a safeguarding issue, says author

 

Jeffrey Boakye, a black teacher, author and broadcaster, has suggested that racism in education should be treated as a safeguarding issue, with anti-racist policies in all schools in England and training for staff. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

'Tony Blair's policies on higher education were nonsense'

 

Ross Clarke writes in The Telegraph arguing that Euen Blair receiving an MBE for setting up Multiverse, a business that provides young people with an alternative to university through on-the-job training, shows that his father's policies on higher education were "a load of nonsense".

 
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The Telegraph

Over £1m owed by families in Scotland who cannot afford their children's school meals

 

According to a new report for the Aberlour children’s charity, more than £1m is owed by families across Scotland who are unable to pay for their children’s school meals. By Libby Brooks, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

 

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