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Daily News Summary
22 March 2022

image Coronavirus: 'Add young people’s mental health to the scope of the COVID inquiry'
image The Government must address questions about this year's exams, warns ASCL
image A closer look at seven proposals to make exams fit for the future
image 'Plans for new "Etons of the north" will raise standards for all local children'
image State sixth form celebrates a record 89 Oxbridge offers
image Ofsted "doesn't care about learning", says professor
image Scottish heads accused of "covering up" pupil violence and aggression

Coronavirus: 'Add young people’s mental health to the scope of the COVID inquiry'

 

Charities and mental health experts have called for the COVID inquiry to address the impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health. Dr Adrian James, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “Any inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic must ensure it investigates effects on children and young people’s mental health, making sure their voices are heard as part of the process.” By Lizzie Roberts and India McTaggart, The Telegraph.

The Educational Institute of Scotland teaching union has warned that the end of routine COVID testing of teachers and secondary students in Scotland will have "a detrimental impact on teacher confidence and absence rates". By Emma Seith, Tes.

 

The Government must address questions about this year's exams, warns ASCL

 

The Association of School and College Leaders has warned that the Government must "urgently address" unanswered questions about exam arrangements for this summer in light of rising COVID cases. By John Roberts and Helen Chapman, Tes.

 
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Tes

A closer look at seven proposals to make exams fit for the future

 

Schools Week outlines seven key proposals from Pearson’s inquiry into the future of qualifications and assessment in England. By Freddie Whittaker.

 
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Schools Week

'Plans for new "Etons of the north" will raise standards for all local children'

 

Simon Henderson, head of Eton College, has said that the school’s plans to open three selective sixth-forms in deprived areas of England would not “cream off the bright kids” from local schools but would instead “raise standards for everybody”. By Josh Halliday, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

State sixth form celebrates a record 89 Oxbridge offers

 

The Times takes a closer look at Brampton Manor Academy, a selective college in Newham, which is celebrating receiving a record 89 Oxbridge offers. By Emma Yeomans.

 
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The Times

Ofsted "doesn't care about learning", says professor

 

Professor John Hattie, author of Visible Learning and former director of Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, has criticised England's school inspectorate Ofsted. Professor Hattie claimed: "Ofsted doesn't care about learning. In fact, the 'outstanding' schools have at times the lowest profile on learning." By John Roberts and Kate Parker, Tes.

 
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Tes

Scottish heads accused of "covering up" pupil violence and aggression

 

Mike Corbett, the officer for Scotland at NASUWT, has claimed that headteachers in Scotland are “covering up” pupil violence and aggression, adding: "A big element of that is reputational, headteachers will do anything they can to avoid the focus coming on to their school." By Shayma Bakht, The Times.

 
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The Times

 

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