Schools perplexed after PM's mask ruling goes against SAGE advice

12 May 2021

Boris Johnson acted to axe rules on wearing face masks in secondary schools just days after government scientists emphasised the “importance of maintaining current mitigation measures in schools, such as testing and mask-wearing, in the coming months”.

A 10-point plan education renewal post-Covid

7 April 2021

The NASUWT has put forward a 10-point plan for education renewal. Its annual conference has also called for Black history to be embedded as part of a decolonised curriculum, more protection for creative subjects post-Covid, and has issued a warning about pupil behaviour. Pete Henshaw reports

Covid-19: The DfE has 'made far too many missteps'

17 March 2021

The National Audit Office's report card on ministers' management of education during Covid has sparked a scathing response about some of the DfE's 'missteps' and 'tone-deaf decisions'. There is also concern that the National Tutoring Programme is not reaching the most disadvantaged pupils. Pete ...

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