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Daily News Summary
10 May 2022

image What to expect for this year's GCSE and A-level exams
image New Schools Bill to be announced in today's Queen's Speech
image ‘Organisational culture is at the core of every school and workplace’
image New findings suggest a decline in the number of British teachers opting to work abroad
image A closer look at the Times Education Commission Summit
image Survey reveals "widespread evidence of clinical depression among teachers"
image New interactive map takes pupils on a virtual tour of historic sites with the Queen
image Council-maintained schools in England outperform academies in Ofsted rankings, research finds

What to expect for this year's GCSE and A-level exams

 

BBC News outlines what schools need to know about this year's GCSE and A-level exams, which will be going ahead for the first time in two years. By Vanessa Clarke.

 
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BBC

New Schools Bill to be announced in today's Queen's Speech

 

Schools Week reports that the Government's new Schools Bill is expected to be announced in today's Queen's Speech. The new legislation is intended to boost intervention in failing academies, support more schools to join trusts and implement a ‘direct’ national funding formula. By Freddie Whittaker.

 
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Schools Week

‘Organisational culture is at the core of every school and workplace’

 

Michael Bond, head of Brentwood School, will tell the Association for Admissions, Marketing and Communications in Independent Schools (AMCIS) annual conference today that heads must ensure they have a strong, positive school culture in order to prevent an “exodus” of staff as life returns to normal following the pandemic. Independent School Management Plus.

 
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Independent School Management Plus

New findings suggest a decline in the number of British teachers opting to work abroad

 

According to a survey from the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), the pandemic has contributed to a decline in the number of British teachers applying to work overseas, with school closures and the delivery of remote learning impacting teacher supply in British international schools. By Will Hazell, iNews. The article quotes Colin Bell, chief executive of COBIS.

 
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iNews

A closer look at the Times Education Commission Summit

 

The Times has published a range of articles today ahead of its first Times Education Commission Summit. John Witherow, the editor of the newspaper, offers an introduction to the summit, while Rachel Sylvester provides a detailed look at the reforms proposed by the commission.. Ms Sylvester, who is chair of the commission, writes on what skills young people need to be taught in order to prepare them for the world of work In a separate article, Euan Blair, founder and chief executive of the apprenticeship company Multiverse, suggests that apprenticeships can upskill Britain's young people.

 

Survey reveals "widespread evidence of clinical depression among teachers"

 

A survey of members of the NASUWT teaching union has revealed "widespread evidence of clinical depression among teachers and headteachers". Dr Patrick Roach, general secretary of the NASUWT, said the findings provide "disturbing evidence" of a "mental health crisis in schools". By Matilda Martin, Tes.

 
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Tes

New interactive map takes pupils on a virtual tour of historic sites with the Queen

 

Thanks to a new interactive map from Historic England, pupils will be able to follow the Queen's footsteps on her visits to many of England’s historic sites in honour of the Platinum Jubilee. By Jack Blackburn, The Times.

 
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The Times

Council-maintained schools in England outperform academies in Ofsted rankings, research finds

 

New research conducted on behalf of the Local Government Association has found that council-maintained schools in England outperform academies in Ofsted rankings, with 92 per cent of council-run schools ranked outstanding or good by Ofsted in January 2022, compared with 85 per cent of academies that have been graded since they converted. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

 

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