News Update May 21 (Week 4)

News Update May 21 (Week 4)

DfE called to account over handling of Covid, as safety concerns rise, and debate continues on how best to extend pupils’ learning time   ‘Shambolic’ handling of Covid by DfE, say MPs   There was no plan for dealing with a pandemic, no standards were set for...
News Update May 21 (Week 3)

News Update May 21 (Week 3)

Ofqual, Ofsted, education recovery and government funding – and lack of it – were the main players in the past week’s news     Ofqual: exam fairness, teacher grades, biased results   Ofqual was in the news throughout the week, as debate continued over...
News Update May 21 (Week 2)

News Update May 21 (Week 2)

Cash announced for pupil wellbeing, while face mask safety, Covid recovery funding and SEND provision cause concern     Schools offered cash to support pupils’ mental health   At the start of mental health Awareness Week, the government announced a £17m...
News Update May 21 (Week 1)

News Update May 21 (Week 1)

Face masks still needed, say scientists Pupils should continue to wear face masks to at least the summer, said government scientists on the government’s Sage committee. This followed the announcement on Friday from Education Secretary Gavin Williamson that mask use...
News Update April 21 (Week 4)

News Update April 21 (Week 4)

Better support for teachers, more help for disadvantaged pupils, updates to exam grading system, and new plans to improve pupil behaviour and increase academies – this was a busy week of news with much for curriculum/T&L leaders to keep up-to-date with  ...