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Daily News Summary
18 May 2022

image Reception-aged children impacted the most by lockdowns, research finds
image Ethnic minority candidates 'less likely' to be accepted onto teacher training
image ‘How might new selective sixth forms impact the education system?’
image 'Online assessments encourage pupils to take ownership of their learning'
image Call maths numeracy to make it less "scary", says former chief economist
image Talks to be held over calls for a 10 per cent pay rise for Scottish teachers
image Schools consider increasing the price of school lunches due to rising cost of living

Reception-aged children impacted the most by lockdowns, research finds

 

According to new research from the Education Endowment Foundation, the youngest children have been most affected by lockdowns and school closures during the pandemic, with an additional three pupils in every reception class falling behind on average. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

Ethnic minority candidates 'less likely' to be accepted onto teacher training

 

According to a new report by the National Foundation for Educational Research, ethnic minority candidates are 'less likely' to be accepted onto teacher training despite showing a “clear and obvious interest” in the profession. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

‘How might new selective sixth forms impact the education system?’

 

Tes explores the potential role of new selective sixth forms in advancing social mobility, as outlined in the Government’s Levelling Up White Paper. By Grainne Hallahan.

 
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Tes

'Online assessments encourage pupils to take ownership of their learning'

 

In the latest issue of the Independent Schools Magazine, Charlotte Wilde, head of physics and head of academic enrichment at Wells Cathedral School, discusses whether online assessments could be used to improve pupil engagement with learning.

 
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Independent Schools Magazine

Call maths numeracy to make it less "scary", says former chief economist

 

Andy Haldane, a former Bank of England chief economist and the former head of the Government’s levelling-up task force, has suggested that maths should be called numeracy to make it less “academic and scary”. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

 
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The Times

Talks to be held over calls for a 10 per cent pay rise for Scottish teachers

 

BBC News reports that talks are to be held between unions, councils and the Scottish Government over calls for a 10 per cent pay rise for Scottish teachers to cover the increasing cost of living.

 
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BBC

Schools consider increasing the price of school lunches due to rising cost of living

 

The Guardian interviews headteachers across the country on the impact of the rising cost of living on school meals. By Sally Weale.

 
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The Guardian

 

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