Round-up: Jabs, catch-up and Early Career Framework

Tes presents a round-up of the biggest education news stories and features from the past week

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Tes education news round-up: Covid vaccine protests, catch-up and the Early Career Framework

This week schools braced themselves for Covid vaccine protests, and new education secretary Nadhim Zahawi settled into his role. If you've missed any of the big education news stories and features articles over the past week, you can catch up right here. 

News

More than 100,000 pupils were off school last week with either Covid or a suspected case of the virus. However, overall, Covid-related absence has dropped sharply compared with last term because contacts are no longer required to self-isolate. 

Ofsted's "integrity and independence" has been called into question by teacher training leaders, who claim its new inspections are aiming to discredit provision "wherever possible".

The chief medical officer for England, Chris Whitty, has told MPs that if 12- to 15-year-olds are not vaccinated against Covid-19 it could result in up to 12 million days of learning being lost.

Students who do not have parental consent but want to receive the Covid vaccine are set to receive it away from schools in several areas where anti-vaccination protests have taken place. 

Ofsted has been asked by the government to review the effectiveness of the Department for Education's two main Covid catch-up plans – tutoring and teachers’ professional development.

 

Features

The idea of asking students to keep quiet in the corridors might seem draconian – but this teacher has seen the benefits

One teacher offers tips to help new starters who did their training in lockdown to feel at home in their classroom and manage behaviour.

As new teachers and mentors become overwhelmed with the workload around the new ECF, one expert shares his advice on how to relieve the pressure.

From heart disease to varicose veins, standing up all day has health risks - but what can teachers do about it?

With space and budget tight, how can headteachers facilitate individual offices for subject leaders? Yvonne Williams finds out

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