Remote education: Schools still working to find best approaches

11 November 2020

Schools are still working out the best approaches for remote education, including the appropriate use of “live teaching” and how to align the in-school curriculum with learning from home. Pete Henshaw reports on Ofsted's latest Covid-19 inspection report

Extend FSM eligibility: Rashford vows to fight on

11 November 2020

Footballer Marcus Rashford has vowed to continue to lead the campaign to end child food poverty after forcing the government to back down over its refusal to fund free meals during school holidays.

Covid-19: Anger at DfE rising as attendance continues to fall

28 October 2020

The second half of the autumn term is set to be “even more difficult” for schools after a notable fall in pupil attendance due to Covid-19. It comes as anger at the DfE's Covid-19 response grows, especially after its decision to slash free laptop allocations. Pete Henshaw reports

Exams 2021: DfE is still 'some way off' a plan

7 October 2020

We are still “some way off” an announcement on arrangements for next years’ GCSEs, AS and A levels, after a crunch meeting between Ofqual, the Department for Education (DfE), and education unions.

Covid map offers schools local infection rate data

30 September 2020

A Covid map for schools has been launched allowing headteachers to see at a glance what the infection rate is in their area, the local trend & the latest local restrictions or lockdown information.

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