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Month characterised by uncertainty

Month characterised by uncertainty

December was a month full of uncertainty, as schools continued to work with dignity and professionalism through the changing political directives from government about how best to operate schools during this latest phase of the pandemic.   Mass testing On the...

Chopping and changing over exams

As concern grew over arrangements for 2021 exams, Ofqual published research showing it would not be possible to move exams online in the ‘immediate future’.   Support for students At the start of the month, the government issued guidance on how to support pupils...

Covid costs cause mounting concern

A new report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) exposed the extent of the financial burden of COVID on schools. ‘Government is expecting schools, with already fragile budgets, to pick up the tab for the majority of their Covid-related costs.’ said NAHT General...

In Brief (December 20)

Changing jobs   Ofqual Chair Roger Taylor stepped down, after a rocky year over the exam grading fiasco in the summer. Ian Bauckham on the Ofqual board was appointed as interim chair. Simon Lebus was announced as the new interim Chief Regulator until 17 September...

Be Prepared for Return to Remote Learning: Action Plan

Given recent news, a return to more wholesale remote learning could be brought in sooner than we think. Are you ready for this? Use our free planning tool to find out     Free Tool to Download Now         Call for school closure   As...

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