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Daily News Summary
17 March 2022

image NEU members end strike over pensions
image DfE told to "urgently" revise school guidance on “searching, screening and confiscation”
image School history curriculum to be rewritten in the wake of race report
image ISC blog: 'Exams play a valuable role within the education system'
image SQA still needs to recruit 2,500 markers for exams starting in April
image 'The cost of teaching overseas can be a real shock'

NEU members end strike over pensions

 

Teacher members of the National Education Union (NEU) at 23 independent schools have ended weeks of strike action after voting to accept a new pensions offer from the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST). Tes.

 
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Tes

DfE told to "urgently" revise school guidance on "searching, screening and confiscation"

 

The Department for Education (DfE) has been told to “urgently” revise school guidance on “searching, screening and confiscation” following a “deeply disturbing” police strip-and-search of a black schoolgirl in December 2020. By Samantha Booth, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

School history curriculum to be rewritten in the wake of race report

 

According to The Telegraph, the school history curriculum will be rewritten in the wake of a report which suggested that pupils should be taught that slavery was not just about "profit and suffering but how culturally African people transformed themselves into a re-modelled African/Britain”. By Gabriella Swerling.

 
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The Telegraph

ISC blog: 'Exams play a valuable role within the education system'

 

Will Scott, the principal of Dame Allan’s Schools, outlines why he believes exams play a valuable role within the education system. Mr Scott said: "Exams encourage all pupils to learn facts and information, yes, and also the skills which can then be developed to use their knowledge."

 
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ISC

SQA still needs to recruit 2,500 markers for exams starting in April

 

Tes reports that by the end of last week the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) still needed to sign up 2,500 markers in order to hit its own recruitment target for exams due to begin in April. By Emma Seith.

 
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Tes

'The cost of teaching overseas can be a real shock'

 

Tes takes a closer look at the unexpected cost of teaching overseas. By Sean Smith.

 
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Tes

 

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