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Daily News Summary
15 March 2022

image Coronavirus: Free COVID testing in special schools to end this month
image Government considers offering "more recognition" to Ukrainian teaching qualifications
image “England is below the OECD average when it comes to the distribution of more experienced teachers"
image Teach primary school children about tackling misogyny, says Sadiq Khan

Coronavirus: Free COVID testing in special schools to end this month

 

Free COVID testing in special schools in England will come to an end this month as the Government presses ahead with its plan to return to normal life. By Heather Stewart and Richard Adams, The Guardian.

According to the latest data from the Department of Education, a quarter of 11-year-olds in England were having difficulty learning to read before the pandemic, with 27 per cent of children failing to meet the expected reading standard by the end of Key Stage 2 in 2019. By Aisha Rimi, The Independent.

Research by Juniper Education has found that pupils in Year 3 have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, experiencing a steeper drop in learning than older primary schoolchildren. By John Roberts, Tes.

 

Government considers offering "more recognition" to Ukrainian teaching qualifications

 

Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, the education secretary said his team are looking at how the Government can have "more recognition" of Ukrainian teaching qualifications so that teachers coming to the UK from Ukraine can start work as soon as possible. By Callum Mason, Tes.

 
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Tes

“England is below the OECD average when it comes to the distribution of more experienced teachers"

 

A report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has found that England has a lower proportion of experienced teachers working in the poorest schools compared to the average for other advanced economies. By Will Hazell, iNews.

 
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Teach primary school children about tackling misogyny, says Sadiq Khan

 

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has suggested that primary school children should be given lessons on tackling misogyny as part of his campaign to challenge sexist and misogynistic attitudes. By Martin Evans, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

 

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