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.
02/10/2020 | news | education | 56
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.
29/09/2020 | news | education | 26
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.
18/09/2020 | news | education | 61
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.
26/08/2020 | news | education | 4,795
26/08/2020 | news | education | 125
25/08/2020 | news | education | 56
25/08/2020 | news | education | 410
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.
Lost school time 'will hurt economy for 65 years'
24/07/2020 | news | education | 216
The disruption to schools in the pandemic will cause long-term damage, says Royal Society.
Home-schooling: 'Most British children struggling'
22/07/2020 | news | education | 894
An official report reveals how children have struggled to continue learning at home during lockdown.
Back-to-office parents need childcare, says Starmer
20/07/2020 | news | education | 567
Labour leader wants a summer childcare plan for parents, while the PM hails school funding boost.
16/07/2020 | news | education | 86
Emergency loans for universities about to go bust
16/07/2020 | news | education | 910
Universities at financial risk will have to change subjects and bosses' pay to qualify for rescue package.
'Final year like no other' PM tells school leavers
10/07/2020 | news | education | 212
Boris Johnson gives a virtual leavers' assembly for those who missed out on school leaving events.
Government to scrap 50% to university target
09/07/2020 | news | education | 125
Education secretary scraps England's 50% university target and pledges new technical system.
02/07/2020 | news | education | 1,776
Snacking and family meals increase in lockdown
01/07/2020 | news | education | 119
Young people's eating habits have meant more snacks but also more shared meals, say researchers.
30/06/2020 | news | education | 271
Top academy chain to reduce pupils' GCSE choices
30/06/2020 | news | education | 47
Harris Federation questions if it is possible to maintain a broad range of subjects after lockdown.
'Skills, skills, skills' for recovery, says Halfon
30/06/2020 | news | education | 51
Apprenticeships must be "front and centre" of training plans, says chair of education select committee.
29/06/2020 | news | education | 862
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Assessments for four-year-olds postponed a year
25/06/2020 | news | education | 46
Plans to bring in an assessment of all Reception pupils in England are delayed amid school disruption.
Nurseries warn of 'mass closures' as lockdown lifts
25/06/2020 | news | education | 82
England's nurseries and pre-schools warn of huge losses and mass closures without government intervention.
NUS in 'mass action' for students hit by lockdown
24/06/2020 | news | education | 65
Hundreds of thousands of students have strong cases for compensation, says the students' union.
Apprenticeships 'not delivering social mobility'
24/06/2020 | news | education | 65
The apprenticeship system is failing disadvantaged youngsters in England, says Social Mobility Commission.
GCSEs and A-levels likely to be later next summer
22/06/2020 | news | education | 617
Next year's exam season in England could be delayed to allow more teaching time, MPs are told.
A third of pupils 'not engaging with set work'
16/06/2020 | news | education | 914
Teachers say pupils are not doing as much work as normal for this time of year, as lockdown goes on.
Free internet to help poorer pupils study online
16/06/2020 | news | education | 132
Vouchers are offered to help 10,000 families in England keep their children learning online.
15/06/2020 | news | education | 681
School in September 'part-time if 2m distancing'
12/06/2020 | news | education | 153
Academy leaders call for an "honest discussion" about how schools will really go back in the autumn.
Summer catch-up plan for schools pledged
11/06/2020 | news | education | 678
The PM's spokesman promises an extended scheme to help pupils get back on track in England.
More students say university not value for money
11/06/2020 | news | education | 109
Almost a third of students think their courses were poor value in a year of campus strikes and Covid.
England's back-to-school plans 'lie in tatters'
10/06/2020 | news | education | 877
Sir Keir Starmer launches a stinging attack on government plans for schooling during the pandemic.
09/06/2020 | news | education | 1,187
Plan dropped for all primary pupils back in school
09/06/2020 | news | education | 925
The reopening of primary school for all year groups in England is to be ditched by the government.
School disruption 'could continue until November'
03/06/2020 | news | education | 774
Disruption to school in England could continue into the autumn until November, MPs are told
Students might have to stay in 'protective bubble'
03/06/2020 | news | education | 316
When university campuses open students might have to live and study in small groups to limit mixing.
'Virus may be here for year' so schools must open
25/05/2020 | news | education | 1,158
But education secretary admits parents will be nervous about safety of children returning to school.
School reopening plan will go ahead, says PM
24/05/2020 | news | education | 3,226
Some year groups in England will return on 1 June, with others going back two weeks later, he says.
Councils throw 1 June schools reopening plan into doubt
22/05/2020 | news | education | 572
A snap-shot survey of councils in England reveals only a minority are advising schools to reopen on 1 June.
Home schooling: The Zoom haves and have nots
22/05/2020 | news | education | 73
If more schools across the world turn to live video classes, will some children be the losers?
Coronavirus: Can schools double classes with no extra rooms?
21/05/2020 | news | education | 564
If class sizes in England are going to be 15 to a room, how can a whole school go back together?
Coronavirus: More councils warn over opening schools on 1 June
20/05/2020 | news | education | 1,624
More than 35 councils warn not all of their primary schools will be ready to reopen on 1 June.
Better-off children 'study more than poorer pupils'
18/05/2020 | news | education | 776
A study suggests young people in wealthier households do more learning at home than poorer peers.
School reopening advice 'must be published'
14/05/2020 | news | education | 474
Lib Dem Layla Moran urges chief science officers to publish scientific advice on schools reopening.
'Not safe to reopen schools,' warn teachers' unions
13/05/2020 | news | education | 581
Department for Education's own scientist suggests virus might not spread less among children.
Coronavirus: Some childminders in England can reopen
13/05/2020 | news | education | 116
Guidance amended overnight allows childminders who care for children from the same household to reopen.
How reopened schools in Denmark keep children safely apart
12/05/2020 | news | education | 267
What's it like in a school that has re-opened? Denmark and Germany show how it might look.
Heads say 1 June school reopening plan 'not feasible'
12/05/2020 | news | education | 2,300
Head teacher leader and council boss say they need more time to prepare for school reopening in England.
Class size of 15 when primary schools return
11/05/2020 | news | education | 2,353
Primary year groups in England could all have a month at school before summer, in latest Covid-19 plans.
Coronavirus: Teachers warn of early school return 'spike'
05/05/2020 | news | education | 296
Teaching unions across UK and Ireland say test and trace measures must be fully operational before reopening.
Online students would still face full tuition fees
04/05/2020 | news | education | 50
If universities are teaching online next term students will still have to pay full tuition fees.