If you missed it:
- The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Literacy launched a report highlighting the problems schools and children faced in trying to tackle the issue of fake news. The report found that just 2% of UK children have the critical literacy skills to decipher fake news stories.
- In a speech to the Grammar School Heads Association, Schools Minister, Nick Gibb urged grammar schools to team up with comprehensives and help them to achieve their academic potential.
- Education Committee Chair, Robert Halfon called for an expansion of alternative provision in years 12 and 13.
Monday 18th June
The Adjournment debate to end the day is on ‘Accessibility challenges for people with invisible disabilities’ led by Martin Whitfield MP.
Tuesday 19th June
At 10:15 am the Education Committee will hear evidence on their school funding inquiry with witnesses from the Education Policy Institute and National Foundation for Educational Research.
The Petitions committee will question social media companies on the online abuse and experience of disabled people at 2:15 pm.
Wednesday 20th June
At 9:30 am there will be a Westminster Hall debate on the Government response to the report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. The debate is will be opened by Rosie Duffield MP.
Thursday 21st June
The House of Lords will debate the benefits of yoga for school children.
Sunday 24th June
Deadline to feed into Labour’s National Education Service policy. DYT will be engaging with the opposition to ensure that SEND and learners with literacy difficulties are a fundamental part of the proposals going forward. Find out more.