‘Worrying’ plans for September full return

‘Worrying’ plans for September full return

June was another rollercoaster month for schools as they battled to keep up with all the changes from government about how and when to return all pupils.   On the 15 June, schools started to bring back one-quarter of Year 10 and 12 pupils at any one time. As the...

Catch-up plans could mean ‘delaying next year’s exams’

How pupils are to catch-up on all the lost learning from these past few months of lockdown has become a huge concern for government and schools alike.     Delaying next year’s exams   Because of the teaching time lost during lockdown, the government is now...

Remote learning means pupils ‘missing out’

All pupils are missing out on the curriculum during this period of remote learning.   Remote learning and the impact on both pupils and schools were the focus of three national research reports out this month.     Less coverage, lower engagement  ...

Disadvantaged drop behind further

Further damage to the learning and future chances of disadvantaged pupils was a big concern for many. Evidence from all quarters this month revealed how badly disadvantaged students have been affected.   Progress in closing gap ‘wiped out’   Despite changes...

BAME students in ‘greatest need of support’

More students are going to need psychological support given the disruption caused by lockdown, according to experts – but students from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds particularly so.   Alongside the Black Lives Matter campaign, there were...