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Daily News Summary
20 May 2022

image Exams 2022: Warning over 'clickbait' grade boundary videos
image Cambridge college criticised for banning independent school pupils from essay competition
image Nadhim Zahawi faces calls to "correct the record" over academy claims
image SNP and Greens outline plans for gender-neutral school uniforms
image Nurseries push back against plans to allow staff to look after more children
image 'What we want to see is accountability and change'
image In conversation with Dame Rachel de Souza

Exams 2022: Warning over 'clickbait' grade boundary videos

 

Exam boards and school leaders have warned pupils to ignore online videos that claim to know grade boundaries for upcoming GCSE and A-level exams. By Callum Mason and Grainne Hallahan, Tes.

The Telegraph features advice from Dr Jane Gilmour, consultant clinical psychologist at Great Ormond Street, on how to encourage children to revise for their GCSE exams. By Lauren Libbert.

 

Cambridge college criticised for banning independent school pupils from essay competition

 

The Times reports that Newnham, a women-only college at Cambridge University, has been criticised for blocking independent school pupils from entering its annual essay competition. By Nicola Woolcock. The article quotes David James, deputy head at Lady Eleanor Holles School.

 
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The Times

Nadhim Zahawi faces calls to "correct the record" over academy claims

 

The Labour Party has called on the education secretary to "correct the record" in Parliament over his claims that high-performing trusts "deliver the best outcomes", amid concerns that the data behind the claims may be misleading. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

SNP and Greens outline plans for gender-neutral school uniforms

 

The Telegraph reports all schools in Scotland could be obliged to follow a national uniform policy as part of cost-cutting plans proposed by the SNP and the Scottish Greens. By Daniel Sanderson. The article quotes John Edward, the director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools.

 
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The Telegraph

Nurseries push back against plans to allow staff to look after more children

 

According to the Early Years Alliance, most nurseries and pre-schools are opposed to government plans to allow more children for each member of staff, saying the move would not cut costs for parents. By Branwen Jeffreys, BBC News.

 
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BBC

'What we want to see is accountability and change'

 

The Guardian features a spotlight piece on Zahra Bei, a former teacher who is campaigning to highlight the race disparity in school exclusions and end the policy of excluding children from England's schools. By Sally Weale.

 
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The Guardian

In conversation with Dame Rachel de Souza

 

In an interview with Tes, Dame Rachel de Souza, the children's commissioner, reflects on her time at school and her career in education. By Grainne Hallahan.

 
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Tes

 

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