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England’s education recovery plan should focus on well-being, not ‘catching up’

by on February 17, 2021 0

The most recent lockdown and school closures have, once again, plunged education provision in England into crisis. Almost a full year of school interruption will have had a serious effect on children’s education. Outgoing Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield has called for children to be at the heart of the recovery from COVID-19. The government...

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UK Education Secretary defends mask shift in UK schools

by on August 26, 2020 0

THE Education Secretary insisted the UK government was following “the best scientific and medical advice” after announcing a turnaround on UK guidelines for face coverings in schools. Gavin Williamson said an “additional precautionary measure” has been put in place with updated guidelines – released last night – which state that face coverings must be...

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The real problem is that the English education system rewards the rich | Francoise Ryan

by on August 18, 2020 0

Aresponsible for GCSE results on Thursday, the government announced that all A-level and GCSE scores will be based on teachers’ assessments rather than the controversial algorithm. It’s a welcome turnaround, even if it doesn’t do much to address the underlying problem. This has always been clearly a class issue: private schools have particularly benefited...

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Social Work England’s educational standards project prioritizes the contribution of people with lived experience of services

by on February 26, 2019 0

Photo: zinkevych / fotolia Social work training providers should involve employers and those with lived experience of services throughout the student’s journey to ensure that practitioners are qualified for the job, proposed draft guidelines published by Social Work England. The new education and skills training standards state that social work employers and those who...

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