Remote education: DfE to deman...

Jan 7, 2021 by

The government will increase the number of hours of remote education schools have to provide and introduce an expectation that at...

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Army ‘on standby’ ...

Dec 28, 2020 by

Only 1,500 personnel have been assigned, and most ‘will form local response teams, providing support and phone advice’...

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Council: Mass testing plan ...

Dec 25, 2020 by

A council has told its schools not to rush into rolling out mass testing because “hastily” putting together plans without having...

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DfE finally reveals Christmas ...

Dec 9, 2020 by

Email to heads confirms schools will be on call for six days, but can choose their own hours of availability Schools will be asked to...

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Ampleforth College ordered to ...

Nov 29, 2020 by

A prestigious private school known as the “Catholic Eton” has been ordered by the government to stop admitting new pupils over...

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Ministers ‘miss chance&#...

Oct 11, 2020 by

Ministers have “missed an opportunity” to end the stranglehold of academy “oligarchs” by ignoring warnings in a...

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‘Dithering’ minist...

Oct 9, 2020 by

Ministers have been told to stop “dithering” and give schools clarity on what will happen with exams next year, following the...

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Fatigued school leaders ‘...

Sep 25, 2020 by

School leaders are suffering from “reactivity fatigue” with some looking at early retirements because of the toll taken by the...

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1 in 10 pupils has not returne...

Sep 10, 2020 by

More than 1 in 10 pupils have not returned to school yet, the prime minister has revealed. Boris Johnson told today’s Downing Street...

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Unions demand Ofsted U-turn ov...

Sep 5, 2020 by

James Carr – Union leaders are demanding Ofsted makes a U-turn on its proposal to publish letters following ‘visits’ during the...

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Government facing challenge ov...

Aug 23, 2020 by

John Dickens – The government is facing a fresh challenge over exam results from schools that followed advice to mark down...

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Ofsted’s Sean Harford se...

Aug 17, 2020 by

Sean Harford, the watchdog’s national director of education, moved temporarily to the Cabinet Office this week Freddie...

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Coronavirus: Don’t ‘read too m...

Aug 11, 2020 by

Comments come despite claims from the education secretary that the incomplete study supports return of pupils in September Freddie...

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Report reveals lockdown learni...

Jul 27, 2020 by

John Dickens – The attainment gap between primary pupils has widened by up 52 per cent during school closures, the first data...

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DELVE’s 8 policies to en...

Jul 27, 2020 by

John Dickens – A major new report today has called on the government to introduce new tests next year so the loss of learning...

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Coronavirus: DfE to update gui...

Jun 27, 2020 by

DfE is still advising school staff who are shielding because they are clinically extremely vulnerable not to go to work – for...

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Government owes school leaders...

May 30, 2020 by

As unions warn of school leaders of being legally exposed by ‘deeply flawed guidance‘, Simon Foulkes says the government must use its...

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Coronavirus: School attendance...

May 13, 2020 by

The proportion of pupils attending school rose to 2.4 per cent in the middle of last week, new figures show. Weekly attendance...

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DfE reports 10% rise in number...

May 7, 2020 by

The latest data shows there were 390,109 pupils with an EHC plan as of January 2020, up from 353,995 at the same point in 2019 The...

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Coronavirus: Working-class par...

Apr 12, 2020 by

James Carr – Working-class parents are less confident about teaching their children from home than their middle-class...

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