Catch-up tuition programme opens for students

Disadvantaged pupils in England could begin focused tuition as early as next week, under the new National Tutoring Programme.

College calls for non-attendance fines to be scrapped

More than 250 child and adolescent psychiatrists have called for the suspension of fines for children who don’t attend school.

Government reverses guidance on face masks in schools

Secondary school pupils in England will have to wear masks in school corridors in local lockdown areas of England.

Sally Collier resigns over exams fiasco

Sally Collier, the head of exam regulator Ofqual, has resigned over the issues caused by this year’s exams results.

Acland-Hood appointed to handle exams response

The government has appointed Susan Acland-Hood to lead on its response to exams amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Students to receive grades estimated by their teachers

The government has announced that A-level and GCSE students in England will be given grades estimated by their teachers.

Predicted results to be used for Welsh exam grades

The Welsh Government has announced that A-level and GCSE students will be awarded the grades predicted by teachers.

All exam result appeals to be free

All appeals of A and AS level and GCSE results will be free for schools and colleges this year.

Free childcare offers to continue during Covid-19 closures

Funding for the government’s early years entitlements will continue during any periods of nursery, preschool or childminder closures.

NASUWT bemoans ‘chaos and confusion' over open schools

Chris Keates has said that a lack of clarity amid the coronavirus epidemic is putting teachers under ‘intolerable pressure’.

Schools and colleges to receive free period products

Michelle Donelan has announced that free period products are to be made available to all schools and colleges in England.

Early learning goal changes have reduced workload

Teachers say that changes to early learning goals have reduced their workload, but questions remain over Key Stage 1 benefits.

Labour private school plans 'a worry proposition' says ISA

Independent Schools Association Vice chair: “For me it seems quite incredulous that in 2019 I’m discussing whether my private land will be seized and then redistributed.”

Scrap ‘worthless’ EBacc over decline in arts

The government should scrap the ‘worthless’ EBacc after further declinse in pupils taking GCSEs in arts subjects.

Better financial reporting for academy trusts

A new academies chart of accounts has been launched as the first step to automated financial reporting.


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