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Ofsted chief says schools may have prioritised food parcels over education in lockdown

Ofsted chief says schools may have prioritised food parcels over education in lockdown Ofsted chief says schools may have prioritised food parcels over education in lockdown Schools may have “prioritised” getting food to poorer children in the early stages of the Covid pandemic over making sure all children had access to education, according to England’s chief schools inspector. Amanda Spielman …

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A-level subject choices reducing students’ career opportunities, report warns

A-level subject choices reducing students’ career opportunities, report warns A-level subject choices reducing students’ career opportunities, report warns Students’ subject choices at A-level have become “exceedingly narrow”, reducing earning potential and career opportunities, a new report has warned. Young people are taking a less diverse range of subjects compared to ten years ago, according to the study by the Education …

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Black students need dedicated education programme, Gavin Williamson told

Black students need dedicated education programme, Gavin Williamson told Black students need dedicated education programme, Gavin Williamson told A national education programme for Black students should be implemented as soon as possible, the education secretary has been told. In a letter seen by The Independent, Diane Abbott and Lord Simon Woolley – chair and vice-chair for All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) …

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Almost half of public against letting ‘no-platformed’ extremists sue universities

Almost half of public against letting ‘no-platformed’ extremists sue universities Almost half of public against letting ‘no-platformed’ extremists sue universities Nearly half of the public are opposed to plans to let extremists sue universities over being “no-platformed”, according to a new poll. Hope not Hate, the campaign group that led the survey, has warned that proposed freedom of speech laws …

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Universities pursuing ‘divisive agenda’ by ‘cancelling national heroes’, Gavin Williamson says

Universities pursuing ‘divisive agenda’ by ‘cancelling national heroes’, Gavin Williamson says Universities pursuing ‘divisive agenda’ by ‘cancelling national heroes’, Gavin Williamson says Gavin Williamson has accused some UK universities of pursuing a “divisive agenda” through actions such as “cancelling national heroes” and “debating statues”. The education secretary said such moves only “widen divisions” in a speech on Thursday. “Although our …

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UK warned not to take appeal for international students ‘for granted’

UK warned not to take appeal for international students ‘for granted’ UK warned not to take appeal for international students ‘for granted’ The UK cannot take its appeal for international students “for granted”, a new report has warned amid a drop in EU student numbers. It comes against a backdrop of uncertainty caused by the Covid pandemic and changes to …

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Vast majority of nurseries say they are underfunded by government, poll finds

Vast majority of nurseries say they are underfunded by government, poll finds Vast majority of nurseries say they are underfunded by government, poll finds The vast majority of nurseries have said they do not get enough funding from the government, according to a poll. In a survey of providers, 95 per cent said government funding for three- and four-year-olds did …

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Scottish school closes due to Covid outbreak and staff shortages

Scottish school closes due to Covid outbreak and staff shortages Scottish school closes due to Covid outbreak and staff shortages A large school in Scotland has been forced to close entirely due to a Covid outbreak. Dingwall Academy in the Scottish Highlands sent pupils home at lunchtime on Wednesday amid a spike in Covid cases and staff shortages. The academy …

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Stop being ‘fixated’ with Oxbridge, Dame Mary Beard says

Stop being ‘fixated’ with Oxbridge, Dame Mary Beard says Stop being ‘fixated’ with Oxbridge, Dame Mary Beard says Stop being “fixated” with Oxford and Cambridge, Dame Mary Beard has said as she urged people to look beyond the two elite universities. The Cambridge professor and TV presenter also spoke out against a “snobbish” attitude towards academic subjects. She told The …

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Record number of 18-year-olds in UK plan to go to university this year, figures show

Record number of 18-year-olds in UK plan to go to university this year, figures show Record number of 18-year-olds in UK plan to go to university this year, figures show A record number of 18-year-olds in the UK are planning on starting university this year, according to new figures. Ucas, the university admissions service, said around 272,500 young people had …

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