Everything you need to know in education this week

Tes presents a round-up of key news and features to keep you up-to-date with the latest in the world of education

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Tes round-up: GCSE grading fears, catch-up funding and homework

We're only one week into the summer term and it already feels as if the half-term break never happened. Teacher-assessed grades are due this month for secondary teachers and transition is in full swing in primary.

If classroom life has meant that you haven't had a chance to read the latest Tes news and features, do not worry. Rather than make you hunt around, we've put them all in the one place for you.

News

Education secretary Gavin Williamson says "too many schools" are restricting lunch breaks, while outlining plans to review the length of the school day to support Covid catch-up. 

A new report from Ofsted warns headteachers they must act on the assumption that sexual harassment is happening in their schools. 

The Covid catch-up funding pledged by the government for the whole of the next academic year amounts to little more than the cash spent on the month-long Eat Out to Help Out scheme, new analysis shows.

Four in five people believe that the responsibility for school-aged boys' sexual misconduct lies with parents, rather than teachers, new research from YouGov suggests.

Almost all teachers grading this summer's GCSEs and A levels are reporting problems with the process, a Tes survey reveals. 

Nearly two-thirds of teachers grading this year's GCSEs and A levels have reported losing at least a week of their own time to the process.

Features

Language everywhere is being reconsidered, so is it time schools looked again at their own words and phrases?

Here is the easy answer to bringing your homework policy up to date without adding to the marking load.

Despite schools being well used to parent-teachers taking time off when they have a baby, these three myths about maternity leave prevail.

New teachers will always have questions they want answered at induction – but are there ones you're missing out? We find out what teachers really want to know when they're new to a school.

School sports days are back – but are your plans SEND-friendly? Check out this article for tips on how to include all learners in the fun.

It's important to be aware that you can withdraw from a teacher job interview process at any point. Here is our guide to exiting with dignity.

Expert education researcher Dylan Wiliam says that not all research on feedback is useful for teachers' classroom practice – and suggests new ways of looking at the evidence

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