News Update June 21 (Week 1)

News Update June 21 (Week 1)

Funding row over catch-up cash, long wait for mental health money, exam grading pressure, with schools urged not to send pupils home early – these were the top stories this week   Catch-up Czar quits in spending row   In response to the ‘paltry’ new amount...
New catch-up money falls well short

New catch-up money falls well short

Pupils have been promised an extra 100m hours of catch-up tuition, under new Covid education recovery money announced today. But the fund falls well short of what schools thought they would get.   ‘Not enough’ The government has provided a further £1.4bn for the...
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...