Who is convinced by these answers on increasing student number?
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Regarding insurance and liability, DfE hasn’t spoken to insurers, particularly important for Independent sector.
When asked about developing trust Gibb used the stock answer denied real detail for many questions ‘led by the science’
I can see this quote on placards and banners at a future dateThis is an answer for @MoreThanScore when asked why year 6 and not year 5. Nick Gibb confirms SATs are about the accountability of staff not about student's education. I can see this quote on placards and banners at a future date Click To Tweet
@JEGullis follows up on SATs.
‘They do have a huge impact on children, because they are used by the Fischer Family Trust to determine target grades. They impact the educational path children may go on.’
Nick Gibb says that no-one asks people how they did in SATs in later life.
DfE not modelled impact on disadvantaged, when questioned about online guidence taking a month after lockdown he said priority was resources. Someone should have asked if any planning was done before lockdown? I’ve seen no evidence of planning b4 lockdown
Interesting contradiction here, when it comes to keeping track of disadvantaged and vulnerable it’s down the heads judgement, however, when it comes to the timing of increasing student numbers and which students the heads aren’t trusted.
KT Thompson #instinctive @thepetitioner
The Government’s own guidance for children aged 5 & under in schools (half the year groups being sent back) states they are not expected to socially distance, making this a v dangerous & contradictory comment from @NickGibbUK @karamballes @MaryBoustedNEU @NAHTnews @RLong_Bailey https://twitter.com/tes/status/1265614987239862273 …
Clinically vulnerable teachers are safe to work in schools, provided social distancing measures are in place, the schools minister, @NickGibbUK, has said https://www.tes.com/news/coronavirus-gibb-clinically-vulnerable-teachers-safe-schools …
As for the clinically vulnerable, Gibb comments about as long as social distancing is possible goes against the DfE’s own primary guidance
Issues around vulnerable staff already occurring with advice being put out to schools, see here.