Covid: Early years staff safety 'cause for concern'
22/01/2021 | news | education | 244
Nurseries, pre-schools and childminders call for rapid testing and priority access to vaccines.
Covid: Gavin Williamson hopes England's schools will reopen by Easter
21/01/2021 | news | education | 1,424
The education secretary says schools in England will be given two weeks' notice before reopening.
University tuition fees frozen at £9,250 for a year
21/01/2021 | news | education | 780
Tuition fees in England are being frozen for another year and ministers outline plans to reform post-16 education.
Schools may reopen region by region, says medical adviser
19/01/2021 | news | education | 594
Top medical adviser suggests schools in England may reopen region by region after lockdown.
School attendance in England higher than first lockdown
19/01/2021 | news | education | 63
The increase in pupil numbers is driven in part by children without laptops being allowed to go in.
Oxford research tackles threat of antibiotic resistance
19/01/2021 | news | education | 188
Oxford says the "public cannot get enough of experts" with a £100m donation for antibiotics research.
Parents' stress and depression 'rise during lockdowns'
19/01/2021 | news | education | 123
Many parents struggle to meet their children's needs during the pandemic, say researchers.
GCSE and A-level pupils could sit mini exams to aid grading
13/01/2021 | news | education | 1,185
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said this would help teachers to decide "deserved grades".
Covid-19: Williamson promises 300,000 extra laptops
12/01/2021 | news | education | 477
The laptops and tablets will be delivered to schools in England to support disadvantaged pupils.
Covid-19: Early years staff 'should have vaccine priority'
11/01/2021 | news | education | 38
Access to a vaccine should be available to people like nursery workers, groups supporting them say.
BBC Bitesize to be free for BT and EE customers
11/01/2021 | news | education | 704
The content will not count in a mobile data allowance to help keep costs of online learning down.
Surge in pupils at school in lockdown sparks call for limit
08/01/2021 | news | education | 1,427
With attendance as high as 50% in some areas, heads call for pupil limits in England's lockdown schools.
Teachers' grades to replace A-levels and GCSEs in England
06/01/2021 | news | education | 1,305
Gavin Williamson will "trust in teachers rather than algorithms" in awarding this year's results.
Cancelled GCSEs and A-levels in England must avoid 'shambles'
06/01/2021 | news | education | 45
Head teachers warn replacement grades for GCSEs and A-levels must not repeat last year's "disaster".
Will schools be closed next term by variant of virus?
22/12/2020 | news | education | 60
The new variant of coronavirus could overtake plans for returning to school in England next term.
School staff 'broken' by England's late Covid test plan
18/12/2020 | news | education | 4,025
Last minute plans for mass testing in England's secondary schools to be run by teachers anger staff.
Staggered return for England's secondary schools next term
17/12/2020 | news | education | 1,428
Secondary school pupils could face a first week of term online as schools set up Covid testing.
'Game changer' Covid tests for secondary schools in January
15/12/2020 | news | education | 535
Secondary-school pupils in England who have been in contact with a positive case will have daily tests.
Covid testing of students finds few positive cases
11/12/2020 | news | education | 358
First results of mass Covid testing of students report "low numbers" of positive cases.
Covid: Schools in England can close for Christmas a day early
08/12/2020 | news | education | 335
To give teachers "a break" from identifying potential Covid-19 cases, schools can have an inset day.
England's children decline 'significantly' in science tests
08/12/2020 | news | education | 418
International school tests have Singapore at top, with England down in science but up in maths.
Ofsted points to total school disruption in some areas
01/12/2020 | news | education | 435
Regional Ofsted bosses say schooling has been 'completely disrupted' by Covid-19 in some areas.
Student Covid testing begins for Christmas exodus
30/11/2020 | news | education | 70
Universities open mass testing centres for students so they can travel home safely for Christmas.
Covid fears prompt 38% rise in parents home educating
24/11/2020 | news | education | 159
A huge rise in home education is revealed amid parents' fears of Covid-19 in England's schools.
Two Covid tests for students in England before quick Christmas exit
23/11/2020 | news | education | 274
For Christmas break, students will leave university within 24 hours of two negative Covid tests.
Pandemic 'fuelling numbers of children out of school'
16/11/2020 | news | education | 293
The BBC can reveal a spike in the number of parents taking their children out of school.
Students: Places to be awarded using actual grades
13/11/2020 | news | education | 207
Williamson seeks to end unfairness in university admissions by switching to offers based on real results.
University offers could be based on real exam results
13/11/2020 | news | education | 146
A review by university bosses calls for offers to be made on the basis of actual grades, from 2023.
Student Covid tests for Christmas holiday from 30 November
10/11/2020 | news | education | 671
Rapid results tests for students are planned to let students get home safely in early December.
Covid-19: All pupils and staff must wear masks in secondary school corridors
04/11/2020 | news | education | 82
New government guidance also says teachers who are "clinically vulnerable" should not come in to school.
Mass exodus of students is expected as lockdown starts
04/11/2020 | news | education | 894
The NUS warns students are preparing for a mass exodus before England's lockdown starts on Thursday.
Universities and colleges face Covid funding shortfalls
03/11/2020 | news | education | 154
Worries about overseas students, Covid and pensions are damaging university finances, says report.
Lockdown: Students told not to rush home from uni
02/11/2020 | news | education | 639
Universities in England tell students to stay for the lockdown - but the NUS says they should able to leave.
Coronavirus: Poorest pupils can enrol for catch-up tuition
02/11/2020 | news | education | 117
Booking opens for the National Tutoring Programme for disadvantaged pupils in England.
Wales urged to scrap GCSE exams in favour of assessments
29/10/2020 | news | education | 55
Qualifications Wales urges ministers to scrap written exams for GCSEs, but keep one exam per A-level.
New college opening with degrees with no subjects
29/10/2020 | news | education | 407
A new higher education institution will be the first since the 1960s to open with its own degree powers.
More children in England missing school over Covid-19
27/10/2020 | news | education | 219
The percentage of pupils in England's schools fell last week from 89% to 86%, statistics show.
Covid Christmas: Rapid tests could get students home
27/10/2020 | news | education | 646
Covid testing pilot projects are launched in universities - as plans begin to get students home at Christmas.
Tory MPs attack celebrity free school meal campaigners
21/10/2020 | news | education | 2,149
MPs voted against a proposal to extend free school meals over the school holidays until Easter 2021.
Pupils sent home in half of England's secondary schools
20/10/2020 | news | education | 940
Attendance figures show 46% of secondary schools had pupils isolating because of Covid outbreaks.
Covid: Decision on pausing in-person university lectures due 'shortly' - DfE
15/10/2020 | news | education | 73
The move will help students return home for Christmas safely, the Department for Education says.
Covid: School insurance fears for cancelled overnight trips
14/10/2020 | news | education | 51
The Association of British Insurers website no longer says schools are covered for lost trips.
Covid secondary school disruption getting worse in England
13/10/2020 | news | education | 891
Latest figures show increasing number of secondary schools in England sending home pupils in Covid cases.
Scotland makes first move in reducing exams. Who is next?
07/10/2020 | news | education | 144
Across the UK, decisions have to be made about cutting back and delaying next year's exams.
'Cities as friendly to strangers as towns and villages'
07/10/2020 | news | education | 141
Researchers test reactions to strangers in need of assistance - with Nottingham the most helpful.
Minister rejects fee discounts for all students
06/10/2020 | news | education | 56
Universities minister says students should take fee complaints to universities or the adjudicator.
Nearly a fifth of secondaries sending pupils home
06/10/2020 | news | education | 42
New official data reveals almost a fifth of secondary schools have pupils isolating.
Boris Johnson urged to 'save outdoor education'
05/10/2020 | news | education | 129
Outdoor centres warn coronavirus rules mean they cannot reopen and could fold.
Students should be allowed home now to learn online, says NUS
02/10/2020 | news | education | 56
Lecturers and students' unions call for rest of term to be taught online so students can return home.
Will next summer's exams be cancelled?
02/10/2020 | news | education | 119
How will A-levels and GCSEs be run next year when so much teaching time has been lost?
Government has 'fingers in ears' over 2021 exams
30/09/2020 | news | education | 193
Teaching unions accuse the government of burying head in sand over next summer's exams
Students home for Christmas with end of term online
29/09/2020 | news | education | 511
Face-to-face lessons could end early so students have time to isolate ahead of Christmas break.
One in six secondaries send pupils home with Covid
29/09/2020 | news | education | 38
There has been another rise in Covid-19 cases in schools - with secondary schools worst hit.
Children 'must be the priority' in Covid-19 planning
29/09/2020 | news | education | 26
England's Children Commissioner calls for package to tackle a "rising tide of childhood vulnerability".
Christmas lockdown of students 'not ruled out'
24/09/2020 | news | education | 1,496
Matt Hancock refuses to rule out stopping students returning home, to limit spread of coronavirus.
Schools sending pupils home quadruple in a week
22/09/2020 | news | education | 620
School attendance figures for England show big rise in pupils sent home because of Covid-19 incidents.
Pandemic-linked issues keep 5% of pupils at home
20/09/2020 | news | education | 66
Children's Commissioner suggests hundreds of thousands pupils are at home with pandemic-related issues.
Schools in poorer areas lack catch-up cash
18/09/2020 | news | education | 61
Schools in disadvantaged areas could be "badly placed" for funding, says Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Williamson defends use of calculated exam grades
16/09/2020 | news | education | 243
Education secretary tells MPs replacement grades was right idea, but system had too many errors.
Colleges' financial health 'fragile', says audit office
16/09/2020 | news | education | 21
The financial sustainability of England's FE sector faces "significant challenges", audit office says.
School figures show 88% back for start of term
15/09/2020 | news | education | 219
Most parents sent their children back to school but now Covid test shortages threaten attendance.
Heads warn of staff shortages without Covid tests
14/09/2020 | news | education | 290
Schools will face staff shortages and disruption unless Covid testing is improved, say head teachers.
Universities: No parties and more online learning
10/09/2020 | news | education | 435
New guidance requires universities to do all they can to limit the risk of outbreaks among students.
Ofqual said grading system 'fundamental mistake'
02/09/2020 | news | education | 985
MPs are told by the exam watchdog how decisions over grades were "spinning out of control".
Advice for first-day nerves at school
02/09/2020 | news | education | 110
An educational psychologist says children might be worried going back after such a long time at home.
School return 'massive milestone', says Williamson
01/09/2020 | news | education | 1,517
But Labour attacks a summer of "chaos, incompetence and confusion" for England's schools.
Lockdown pupils 'three months behind in learning'
01/09/2020 | news | education | 900
As schools in England return, researchers warn pupils had fallen behind by the end of last term.
Coronavirus: Face coverings U-turn for England’s secondary schools
26/08/2020 | news | education | 4,795
Pupils must wear masks in corridors in local lockdown areas after the government reversed its guidance.
Primary pupils' learning gap widens for first time since 2007
26/08/2020 | news | education | 125
Progress in helping poorer pupils catch up had stalled even before lockdown, research shows.
BTec students begin receiving revised grades
25/08/2020 | news | education | 56
Students awaiting grades for university entry are the first to learn their results.
Heads want to know if masks allowed in school
25/08/2020 | news | education | 410
Head teachers in England want clarification over whether staff or pupils can wear masks in school.
Labour call for urgent U-turn over 'exams fiasco'
14/08/2020 | news | education | 4,060
Give pupils their teacher grades, says Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.
Students warn mock grades 'make mockery' of exams
12/08/2020 | news | education | 1,023
Last-minute changes have been made to the way A-level and GCSE results in England are to be decided.
'Improved' schools in England can challenge grades
07/08/2020 | news | education | 145
The exam regulator broadens rights of appeal amid concerns about unfair results in the pandemic.
Schools 'should be first to open, last to close'
05/08/2020 | news | education | 956
The right to an education should take priority over pubs, England's children's commissioner says.