Education

Minister sidesteps school reopening dates but pledges announcement ‘in next few days’

Minister sidesteps school reopening dates but pledges announcement ‘in next few days’

Minister sidesteps school reopening dates but pledges announcement ‘in next few days’ Minister sidesteps school reopening dates but pledges announcement ‘in next few days’ A minister has avoided giving an indication of when schools will reopen following the latest coronavirus lockdown – but said the government will make “announcements” in the next few days. Nick Gibb sidestepped a question on …

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Keeping pupils motivated at home is significant challenge, watchdog warns

Students are to get remote education until at least mid-Feburary under the current lockdown for England, except vulnerable children and those of key workers

Keeping pupils motivated at home is significant challenge, watchdog warns Keeping pupils motivated at home is significant challenge, watchdog warns Research from Ofsted found parents and schools were worried about engagement with remote education – especially from children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Forty per cent of parents who took part in a YouGov survey said their child’s …

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Around 20,000 young people still unable to access online learning in Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham says

Around 20,000 young people still unable to access online learning in Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham says

Around 20,000 young people still unable to access online learning in Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham says Around 20,000 young people still unable to access online learning in Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham says The mayor said this was “simply not good enough” as he called for the government to ensure all students out of school have access to a device. Schools …

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Headteachers left frustrated over missing out on ‘thousands of pounds’ for disadvantaged students this year

Most school leaders said demand for places has “greatly increased” compared to last spring’s lockdown, according to a new survey

Headteachers left frustrated over missing out on ‘thousands of pounds’ for disadvantaged students this year Headteachers left frustrated over missing out on ‘thousands of pounds’ for disadvantaged students this year Headteachers have said they would have had thousands of pounds more to spend on their poorest students this year, if the government had not changed how it calculates grants used …

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Teacher absences due to Covid six times higher than for pupils in primary schools

A new report has found teacher absences due to a positive Covid test were ‘significantly higher’ than for students

Teacher absences due to Covid six times higher than for pupils in primary schools Teacher absences due to Covid six times higher than for pupils in primary schools The proportion of teachers absent from school due to a positive coronavirus test was six times higher than that of students in primary schools last term, new analysis shows. The Education Policy …

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Tuition fees to be frozen for another year under government plans

<p>Ministers say they want to ‘deliver better value for students’</p>

Tuition fees to be frozen for another year under government plans Tuition fees to be frozen for another year under government plans Tuition fees are set to be frozen at £9,250 for another year under government proposals. But in 2019, the Post-18 Education and Funding review – an independent panel led by ex-investment banker Philip Augar – recommended cutting the …

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Millions of young women promised free period products by government still not receiving items

<p>Campaigners called for ministers to make the scheme mandatory - ensuring schools are forced to sign up - as they warned the measure was more vital than ever due to period poverty surging in the wake of the pandemic</p>

Millions of young women promised free period products by government still not receiving items Millions of young women promised free period products by government still not receiving items Millions of girls and young women who were promised free period products by the government are still not receiving them as less than half of schools and colleges have signed up to …

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Pupils could sit tests at home as evidence for GCSE and A-level grades, after official exams scrapped

<p>Pupils could sit tests at home under proposals&nbsp;</p>

Pupils could sit tests at home as evidence for GCSE and A-level grades, after official exams scrapped Pupils could sit tests at home as evidence for GCSE and A-level grades, after official exams scrapped Pupils in England could be allowed to sit tests at home which would form evidence for GCSE, AS- and A-level grades this year, according to proposals …

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Government pauses key part of school testing plan, after PHE says balance between risk and benefit ‘unclear’

Concerns have been raised over the use of lateral flow devices (LFDs) in schools

Government pauses key part of school testing plan, after PHE says balance between risk and benefit ‘unclear’ Government pauses key part of school testing plan, after PHE says balance between risk and benefit ‘unclear’ The government has paused a key part of their testing plan for schools following advice from Public Health England (PHE), who said the balance between risks …

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Labour calls for Gavin Williamson to resign after ‘failing children throughout pandemic’

Labour calls for Gavin Williamson to resign after ‘failing children throughout pandemic’

Labour calls for Gavin Williamson to resign after ‘failing children throughout pandemic’ Labour calls for Gavin Williamson to resign after ‘failing children throughout pandemic’ Speaking in parliament, Labour’s Wes Streeting slammed the government for “having to be dragged to do the right thing” over free school meals in the past and last year’s exam results controversy – which initially saw …

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