Roundup: Flipgrid, school uniforms and 2022 exams

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Roundup: Flipgrid, school uniforms and

Busy week? Don’t worry if you haven’t had the time to catch up on all the latest education news, we’ve put all you need to read in one handy summary.

News

Final plans for how GCSE and A-level exams will be graded in 2022 will be revealed next month, according to the chair of exams regulator Ofqual.

A headteachers’ union has called for a return to 2019’s distribution of grades in next summer’s GCSE and A-level results, if exams go ahead in 2022.

A fifth of school leaders will be forced to make significant cuts to balance their budgets this year, new research suggests.

The government has no plans to replace Sir Kevan Collins as education recovery commissioner, Tes has revealed.

Ofsted has told its inspectors to ensure that they always make clear where they find off-rolling after admitting that some inspections had identified this practice taking place in schools but failed to call it out in the report.

Features

As the new school year starts, so do the debates over uniform – but denying pupils’ agency with super-strict rules isn’t healthy, says Jarlath O’Brien.

Conversations matter: they can engage, influence and inspire. But are you conducting them effectively? Dr Steven Berryman shares his tips. 

Flipgrid is a brilliant (free) tool to engage young people with the world around them, says Alan Biles-Liddell as he sets out how he uses it.

Teachers pride themselves on their subject expertise – but sometimes this expertise can hinder lesson delivery, says Adam Goodridge. 

When talking about gender equality in the classroom, many boys are reluctant to discuss this topic for fear of saying the wrong thing. Teachers need to ensure they don’t feel alienated, says Katharine Roddy.

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