What’s been in the news this week?
- Drawing on a review of the evidence about self-regulated learning and metacognition led by Professor Daniel Muijs and Dr Christian Bokhove (University of Southampton), the Education Endowment Foundation has published a new report – Metacognition and self-regulated learning.
- Take a look at
#UKCCIS’s guidance to support children to be safe and thrive – see Education for a Connected World- Framework
- Sir Michael Wilshaw, the former chief inspector of Ofsted, says that education has “taken a backseat” and is “not a priority” for the government because it is “completely fixated” on Brexit.
- Universities minister Sam Gyimah says Vice-Chancellors should not be allowed in discussions around setting their own pay and should be kicked off remuneration committees to prevent them having a hand in setting their own pay.
- Ashby Fields Primary School in Daventry is considering closing to pupils on Friday afternoons to help stop teacher “burnout”.
- According to research led by Michael Gilead at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, our brains automatically process opinions we agree with as if they are facts.
- Professor Becky Allen, director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science at the UCL Institute of Education, says class sizes should increase to give teachers more time for CPD.
- Philip Britton says that all independent schools have a moral imperative to widen access.
- Are you thinking of boycotting the SATs? Think again – the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has underlined school leaders’ “statutory duty” and told schools they are legally obliged to ensure pupils sit their SATs next month.
- Laughably, many employers are confused by the new GCSE grading system as 23% think the bottom grade is the best mark!
- Students do not trust exam officers with their mobile phones, says the exams regulator boss Sally Collier, chief regulator of Ofqual. She says GCSE and A-level students are worried their devices will be misplaced or damaged.