News links from 01.04.2020 to 31.05.2020

Press Releases and Statements

Schools reopening: HMC statement, (Sally-Anne Huang, HMC Chair Elect, James Allen’s Girls’ School), 18.05.2020

ISC responds to Competition and Markets Authority letter on fees, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 29.04.2020

HMC Chair Fiona Boulton responds to Ofqual guidance, (Fiona Boulton, HMC Chair, Guildford High School), 03.04.2020  

Schools thanked for helping to protect NHS staff, (Fiona Boulton, HMC Chair, Guildford High School), 03.04.2020

HMC News

Independent Education Today, RGS offers new bursaries to children of healthcare workers, (Shaun Fenton, HMC Vice-Chair, Reigate Grammar School), 29.05.2020

Independent, Coronavirus: Private schools offer bursaries and beds for NHS key workers and their children, (Shaun Fenton, HMC Vice-Chair, Reigate Grammar School; Charterhouse School, Eton College), 15.05.2020

The Telegraph, From tented classrooms to shift patterns: what schools could look like when children return, (Shaun Fenton, HMC Vice Chair, Reigate Grammar School), 07.05.2020

The Evening Standard, Schools after lockdown: Education experts on social distancing, PPE for teachers and the psychological impact on children, (Shaun Fenton, HMC Vice Chair, Reigate Grammar School), 04.05.2020

TES, Covid-19: Private schools warned over fees 'collusion', (HMC, Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 29.04.2020.  Also in The Telegraph, The Guardian, Schools Week

The Telegraph, Private schools accused of exploiting loophole by setting new mock exams to boost predicted grades, (Fiona Boulton, HMC Chair, HMC), 16.04.2020

TES, Elite private school group HMC takes on new chair, (Richard Backhouse, Berkhamsted Schools Group), 01.04.2020 

HMC Blog

HMC schools in action: Supporting the NHS and local charities, (Kingston Grammar School, Kent College Pembury, Hampton School, Lady Eleanor Holles School), 30.04.2020

Let’s not just follow the scientists out of the coronavirus crisis, (Chris Ramsey, Whitgift School), 28.04.2020

Managing Uncertainty: Looking for Opportunities, (Duncan Byrne, Loughborough Grammar School), 16.04.2020

HMC schools in action: supporting the NHS and local communities, (Various HMC schools) 08.04.2020

HMC schools in action: supporting their local communities and beyond, (Various HMC schools), 02.04.2020

Members’ News

The Guardian, Full September return unlikely, with schools warning: ‘it’s not business as usual’, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 31.05.2020

The Times, Seneca Learning, the free revision site that’s useful for homeschooling, (City of London School), 30.05.2020

Independent Education Today, The value of service learning during a pandemic, (Sevenoaks School),  29.05.2020

TES, GCSEs: is a system not dictated by exams possible?, (Bedales School), 29.05.2020

TES, PM: 1 June school openings will go ahead, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 28.05.2020

The Times, Let’s use crisis to rethink how we teach children, (Johanna Urquhart, Lomond School), 28.05.2020

The Telegraph, When will schools reopen in the UK, and is it safe to send my child back?, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 28.05.2020

TES, Call for 'rapid expansion' of free laptops scheme, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 27.05.2020

Tatler Magazine, How Eton College has become home for key workers in the pandemic, (Simon Henderson, Eton College), 27.05.2020

TES, School 'alarm bells' as elite unis ask for student data, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 27.05.2020

BBC News, Teachers' unions 'unconvinced' safe to open schools, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 22.05.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: 'Meaningful' school reopening 'requires social distancing change', (Scott Naismith, Methodist College Belfast), 26.05.2020

The Telegraph, When will private schools reopen and can they set their own rules?, (Sally-Anne Huang, HMC Chair Elect, James Allen’s Girls’ School, Benenden School), 26.05.2020

The Telegraph, Councils tell secondary schools to decide for themselves on Boris Johnson's June 15 restart date, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 25.05.2020

BBC News, 'Virus could be here for year' so schools must open, says education secretary, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 25.05.2020

The Telegraph, Secondary schools given June 15 reopening date as Prime Minister labels return 'crucial', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 24.05.2020

BBC News, Will video classes divide children?, (Jay Piggot, Epsom College), 22.05.2020

The Mirror, Schools should 'rule out' years 10 and 12 returning in early June, headteachers told, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL) 22.05.2020

Schools Week, Long read: How are schools preparing to reopen?, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 22.05.2020

Daily Mail, How Eton became a hotel for heroes:, (Simon Henderson, Eton College), 21.05.2020

TES, Primary schools reopening: what are heads planning?, (Mark Steed, Kellett School) 21.05.2020

TES, Don't catch-up on lost GCSE work, says Labour, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 21.05.2020

Daily Mail, Independent schools may consider `keeping Year 6 pupils at home´ amid reopening, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 21.05.2020

The Telegraph, When will schools reopen in the UK, and is it safe to send my child back?, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 21.05.2020

The Times, School reopenings: teachers told not to engage with heads on June 1 date, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 19.05.2020

Independent Education Today, State and independent school partnerships, (Mark Mortimer, Bryanston School; City of London School for Girls and Abingdon School.  Also Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 19.05.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Final schools reopening decision ‘to be made on May 28’, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 18.05.2020

iNews, Coronavirus latest: Teaching union releases ‘checklist’ for opening schools – including ‘no marking’ of books, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 18.05.2020

The Guardian, Keeping schools closed in England will widen inequalities – study, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 17.05.2020

The Sunday Times, Head teachers break ranks on reopening of primary schools, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 17.05.2020

The Telegraph, Packed lunch on the menu as school kitchens forced to close, (Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of ISC), 16.05.2020

The Daily Mail, Let teachers teach! Education Secretary Gavin Williamson demands unions 'do their duty' and let children start returning to the classroom - but NASUWT threatens to SUE if staff are put at risk, (Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of ISC; The Perse School and Eton College), 14.05.2020

iNews, Coronavirus latest: Teaching unions to meet scientific advisers as Government seeks way out of schools reopening stalemate, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.05.2020

Independent Education Today, Sixth former supports global search for coronavirus cure, (Bryanston School), 14.05.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: Times letters: Teaching unions and the return to school, (Richard Russell, Colfe’s School), 13.05.2020

The Telegraph, Contact tracing: how will the UK's test, track and trace plan help ease lockdown, (Mark Waldron, Ryde School), 12.05.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Heads can refuse to reopen schools if they don’t think its safe, say leadership unions, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 11.05.2020

The Independent, Teachers’ unions condemn ‘reckless’ school plans as 390,000 sign petition demanding parents given choice to keep children at home, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 11.05.2020

The Telegraph, ‘The pandemic has magnified inequalities tenfold’: How are British teachers coping in lockdown?, (Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School), 11.05.2020

The Telegraph, When will schools reopen in the UK, and is it safe to send my child back?, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 11.05.2020

TES, School reopening plan branded 'reckless', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 10.05.2020

BBC News, Primary schools could begin reopening from 1 June, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 10.05.2020

The Telegraph, Parents should not be “held over a barrel” by private schools says Education Secretary, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 10.05.2020

iNews, Coronavirus lockdown: Teacher unions say Boris Johnson 'reckless' to re-open schools in England in June, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 10.05.2020

The Telegraph, Isle of Wight headteacher says using Covid app makes him more confident about reopening his school, (Mark Waldron, Ryde School), 09.05.2020

TES, Exclusive: Fears 30% of private schools will go bust, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 08.05.2020

School House Magazine, Coronavirus time capsule, (Jeremy Walker, St Peter’s School York), 06.05.2020

TES, New call for retired teachers to go into schools, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 06.05.2020

New Statesman, Leader: The world to come, (Simon Henderson, Eton College), 06.05.2020

ITV News, Pressure is mounting on Jersey's government to assist fee-paying schools, (Victoria College), 05.05.2020

The Guardian, 'The human stuff matters': heads call for a kinder school system post Covid-19, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 05.05.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: Private schools and charitable activity, (Magnus Bashaarat, Bedales School), 05.05.2020

The Telegraph, Schools say government must tell them whether to fine parents who refuse to return children to class after lockdown, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 05.05.2020

iNews, Coronavirus in the UK: Teachers could refuse to return to work if they think it is not safe as Government targets 1 June date for reopening schools, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 04.05.2020

BBC News, Private school business rate changes to be delayed a year, (John Edward, Director of SCIS), 04.05.2020

Tatler Magazine, Why Eton has launched a £100 million fund to help less privileged sixth formers, (Simon Henderson, Eton College), 04.05.2020

TES, Business rates rise for private schools put on hold, (John Edward, Director of SCIS, Melvyn Roffe, George Watson’s College), 04.05.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Only 27% of teachers happy with DfE help, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 04.05.2020

TES, Teacher-assessed A-level grades 'will be unfair', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 04.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Private schools get reprieve from rates hike to see off crisis, (John Edward, Director of SCIS), 02.05.2020

The Daily Mail, That'll not teach them: Thousands of A-level pupils are not being given any work to do with almost half fearing coronavirus will hit chances of getting first choice university spot, says study, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 04.05.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: Private passion, (Eton College), 04.05.2020

The Herald on Sunday, Scottish private schools 'saved' as charitable relief extended due to pandemic, (John Edward, Director of SCIS), 03.05.2020

Schools Week, Unpaid school fees should not hinder grades, says education secretary, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 02.05.2020

The Telegraph, Parents must not attempt to 'interfere' with their children's predicted grades, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.05.2020

The Times, Eton launches £100m drive to help teach poorer children, (Simon Henderson, Eton College; Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.05.2020. Also in The Daily Mail

The Times, Simon Henderson: ‘This crisis is much harder on the poor . . . Eton must step up’, (Simon Henderson, Eton College), 02.05.2020

The Daily Mail, COVID-19 shines a light on inequality, Britain's elite Eton College says, (Simon Henderson, Eton College), 02.05.2020

TES, School social distancing ‘impossible’ say 74% teachers, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.05.2020

TES, GCSE attainment gap 'inevitable' this year, say heads, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 30.04.2020

TES, DfE summons unions to school re-opening safety talks, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 30.04.2020

The Times, Times letters: Cutting school summer holiday to four weeks, (Andrew Halls, King’s College School Wimbledon), 30.04.2020

LBC Radio, Is it too soon to bring schools back? Andrew Halls tells Nick Ferrari on LBC that schools will need time before they reopen to plan social distancing and PPE, (Andrew Halls, King’s College School Wimbledon), 30.04.2020 – The discussion starts at 01:05:00 and his interview begins at 01:08:27

The Times, Child coronavirus infection rate deals blow to hopes of schools opening, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 30.04.2020

The Independent, Video lessons, virtual choirs and fridge deliveries: How hero teachers have gone above and beyond during coronavirus crisis, (Steffan Griffiths, Norwich School), 29.04.2020 – Premium access required to access content

TES, Exclusive: 'Adjust 2021 GCSEs and A levels,' say heads, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 29.04.2020

BBC One Show, Ross Kemp discussion on face shields initiative at Leighton Park School, (Leighton Park School), 29.04.2020

BBC News, Schools will reopen in phases, says Williamson, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 29.04.2020. Also in The Independent

Financial Times, UK plans phased return when schools reopen, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 29.04.2020

Independent Education Today, Talking heads: how have you maintained a strong brand for your international school?, (George Budd, Moreton Hall), 29.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus home schooling: Life virtually the same for some pupils in new divide, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 29.04.2020

TES, Support for vulnerable children 'must be scrutinised', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 28.04.2020

TES, Captain Tom's old school opens 135,000 birthday cards, (James Hodgson, Bedford School), 28.04.2020.

TES, Captain Tom's old school opens 135,000 birthday cards, (James Hodgson, Bedford School), 28.04.2020. Also in the Evening Standard, iNews and The Mirror

Independent School Sport, Opening school sports facilities to the community, (Norwich School, St Albans School, Dulwich College, Abingdon School, Latymer Upper School, King’s Ely), 27.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Parents and children left to struggle after councils ban online teaching, (The Glasgow Academy, Fettes College, Gordonstoun), 27.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: homeschooling five children with video lessons, (Gordonstoun), 27.04.2020

Sky News, Describing the work his school and its local community is doing to produce and deliver personal protective equipment to frontline NHS workers, (Rick Clarke, Frensham Heights), 26.04.2020

TES, Edinburgh schools help deliver thousands of free meals, (Fettes College), 24.04.2020

The Telegraph, New Government helpline for 'frazzled' and 'frantic' parents trying to homeschool their children, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 24.04.2020

TES, Heads reassured there will be ‘no rush’ back to school, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 23.04.2020

The Times, Sir Eric Anderson obituary, (Eton College, Fettes College, George Watson’s College, Gordsonstoun), 23.04.2020

The Daily Mail, The master of secrets: He taught three future Prime Ministers and the heir to the throne, and was a confidant of the Queen Mother - but, writes RICHARD KAY, former Eton Head Master Eric Anderson, who has died at 83, never betrayed their confidences, (Eton College), 23.04.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Heads say 1 June earliest realistic school opening, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 23.04.2020

Evening Standard, Captain Tom Moore given Pride of Britain award as he urges fans to donate 'lovely' gifts to care homes, (James Hodgson, Bedford School), 23.04.2020

The Telegraph, Should you swap schools at sixth form? A pro and con guide, (Alex Peterken, Charterhouse School; Duncan Byrne, Loughborough Grammar School), 23.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Universities to lose out as students plan to defer, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 23.04.2020

Metro, Sorting office set up for Captain Tom Moore’s 90,000 birthday cards, (James Hodgson, Bedford School), 22.04.2020. Also in the Daily Mail

BBC News, Captain Tom Moore's birthday cards opened by volunteers (Bedford School), 22.04.2020

The Daily Mail, Pupils who disagree with teachers' predicted A-level and GCSE grades now WON'T be able to sit exams in the autumn despite regulator's pledge, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 22.04.2020

TES, Remote learning 'rivals traditional teaching', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 22.04.2020

The Guardian, Older pupils ‘should be first’ when England’s schools reopen, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 21.04.2020

The Telegraph, Impact of lockdown on education system is far greater than ministers anticipated, new figures show, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 21.04.2020

iNews, Coronavirus in the UK: Warning that many teachers ‘too anxious’ to return to school, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 20.04.20202

The Telegraph, Two thirds of children have not taken part in online lessons during lockdown, study finds, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 20.04.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus lockdown: Laptops offered for online school lessons at home, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 19.04.2020

The Telegraph, Parents and schools urged to supervise children on Zoom amid fears over child sex abuse risk, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 18.04.2020

iNews, Coronavirus lockdown: From the demise of GCSEs to technology and AI, how the crisis has changed education, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL; Magnus Bashaarat, Bedales School), 18.04.2020

TES, Schools must start thinking about how to reopen, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 17.04.2020

The Daily Mail, A-level and GCSE pupils WILL get their results on the same days as expected in August, confirms government - after exams were cancelled and teachers provided predicted grades, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.04.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: DfE confirms August results days, abandoning ‘end of July’ deadline, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.04.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers demand PPE as they say they should not be 'guinea pigs' for lock down exit strategy, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.04.2020

ITV News, School steps up production of face shields for NHS, (Norwich School), 15.04.2020

Independent Schools Magazine, Embracing Online Education, (Felsted School, Wellington School), April 2020 Edition

The Telegraph, The private schools working to narrow the underprivileged attainment gap this spring, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC; Mark Mortimer, Bryanston School, Eton College, Benenden School, Abingdon School, Oundle School), 14.04.2020 

Independent Education Today, Free neuroscience course for teachers open for nominations, (Julia Harrington, Queen Anne’s School Caversham), 14.04.2020 

The Mirror, Coronavirus: School leads production of almost 1,000 visors a day to protect NHS staff, (Leighton Park School), 12.04.2020 

The Sunday Times, UK lockdown: schools shut because of coronavirus could reopen by June 1, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 12.04.2020

The Times, If you want boys to love languages, stop force-feeding them French, says head, (Helen Pike, Magdalen College School), 11.04.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Reopen schools before summer if possible, say leadership unions, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 10.04.2020

The Times, Head warns of private school closures, (Stephen Lehec, Kingston Grammar School), 10.04.2020

The Herald, Coronavirus in Scotland: Glasgow venue aims to raise £50k to help local schools make PPE, (Kelvinside Academy), 10.04.2020 

iNews, Coronavirus in the UK: Vulnerable children missing out on free school meals because of IT glitch, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 09.04.2020 

The Telegraph, The three reasons you'll still be paying summer term fees at your private school, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC; Mark Mortimer, Bryanston School, Suzie Longstaff, Putney High School, Eton College), 09.04.2020 

TES, Coronavirus: GCSE grades will be fair, say heads, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 08.04.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: City Hospital staff to use Methodist College facilities, (Scott Naismith, Methodist College, Belfast), 09.04.2020

The Daily Mail, Schools will NOT reopen this month despite report cabinet has been considering plans to allow teaching to resume, Downing Street says, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 09.04.2020

Independent Education, Talking heads: what’s your best headteacher hack?, (Chris Seal, Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok), 08.04.2020 

Evening Standard, Heads overhaul homeschool timetables to give pupils breaks during coronavirus lockdown, (Lucy Elphinstone, Francis Holland School, Sloane Sqaure), 08.04.2020

Evening Standard, Meet the inspiring teachers making protective equipment for NHS staff, (Uppingham School), 07.04.2020 

Independent Education, Which independent schools are making PPE for the NHS? (Various HMC schools mentioned), 07.04.2020 

Independent Education Today, Independent sector responds to Ofqual grade plan, (Fiona Boulton, HMC Chair, Guildford High School), 07.04.2020  

The Telegraph, Fewer than half of students think their predicted grade will accurately reflect their ability, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 07.04.2020  

Financial Times, UK private schools feel pandemic squeeze, (Samantha Price, Benenden School; Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 07.04.2020  

The Times, Pupils can draw on the power of doodles to aid memory, (Queen Anne’s School Caversham), 04.04.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Teachers warned against live-streaming lessons, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 04.04.2020

The Telegraph, Students appealing against A-level grades may have no choice but to take gap year, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 03.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Most A-level students won't sit 2020 exams, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 03.04.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: GCSE analysis gives ‘confidence’ to teacher assessment plan, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 03.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Grades plan imperfect but fair say heads, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 03.04.2020

The Telegraph, Meet the teacher and pupils making 200 coronavirus masks a day for NHS staff, (Tonbridge School), 03.04.2020 

TES, Exclusive: Hundreds private schools 'bust by Christmas', (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 03.04.2020 

Independent Education, Cancellation of exams could prompt debate, says Gresham’s head, (Douglas Robb, Gresham’s School), 03.04.2020 

BBC News, Coronavirus: Norwich School teachers use design stock to make PPE, (Steffan Griffiths, Norwich School), 02.04.2020 

TES, Coronavirus: Schools make PPE for NHS staff, (Monkton Combe School, Oundle School), 02.04.2020

The Daily Mail, Teachers make more than 100 visors in school art and design workshop to protect NHS frontline medics during coronavirus crisis, (Steffan Griffiths, Norwich School), 02.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: School bagpipers to celebrate key workers, (Glenalmond College, Strathallan School, and St Columba's School), 02.04.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Heads demand ‘urgent’ clarification on exam fee rebates, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: 'Refund our exam fees,' say heads, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Private schools 'wrestling' with fee cuts, (Andrew, Halls, King’s College School Wimbledon, Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC; Eton College, Marlborough College)

The Guardian, Private schools in UK struggling as coronavirus costs bite, (Eton College), 01.04.2020

Independent Education Today, The perfect storm?, (Chris Seal, Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok), 01.04.2020 

Independent Education Today, Coronavirus: Stamford D&T teachers producing 200 face masks a day for NHS, (Will Phelan, Stamford Endowed Schools), 01.04.2020 

Other articles of interest

The Sunday Times, Doubts over new A-level grading, 31.05.2020

The Telegraph, We are moving forward with reopening schools so that children do not take a step back, 31.05.2020

The Guardian, Parents call for virtual school for Scottish pupils, 31.05.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Drop plan to reopen primaries to all pupils, ministers urged, 31.05.2020

Daily Mail, Three mothers are considering launching legal battle with Government claiming school closures during coronavirus crisis may have breached their children's human rights, 31.05.2020

Daily Mail, Don't snub our open schools: Ministers tell parents that reopened classrooms are safe amid fears that ONE MILLION children will be kept at home as lessons restart this morning, 31.05.2020

The Telegraph, Pupils told to leave ties, blazers and hats at home as schools reopen, 31.05.2020

The Daily Mail, Revealed: Only a fifth of state-school pupils work for 20 hours a week during lockdown lessons - in a stark contrast to 63 per cent of privately educated pupils, 31.05.2020

The Times, Will coronavirus kill off the school run?, 30.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Most English primary schools to open from Monday, 30.05.2020

The Telegraph, How to address children's anxiety ahead of schools reopening, 29.05.2020

The Telegraph, Revealed: How the Government ignored its own coronavirus experts on the risks of reopening shops and schools, 29.05.2020

The Telegraph, Teaching unions have 'got it wrong' on school reopening, former Labour minister says, 29.05.2020

The Telegraph, Natural History GCSE set to be taught in schools in 2022, BBC broadcaster reveals, 29.05.2020

Schools Week, Independent SAGE: 6 key findings on why schools shouldn’t reopen on June 1, 28.05.2020

TES, Sturgeon says teachers can return from next week, 28.05.2020

BBC News, Post-lockdown teaching: Geodomes and polytunnels?, 28.05.2020

The Telegraph, Reduced subject choice and end to the school bell: SNP ministers set out plan for classroom return, 28.05.2020

TES, More teachers needed to reopen schools, says government, 28.05.2020

TES, 30% of support staff losing sleep over school openings, 28.05.2020

The Telegraph, We need a recovery plan now to stop lockdown from permanently damaging young people's futures, 28.05.2020

inews, England’s ‘flawed’ voucher system is leaving children to go hungry, charity warns – while rest of UK gets it right, 28.05.2020

Financial Times, Johnson outlines phased reopening of shops and schools, 28.05.2020

The Guardian, English schools' return could lead to new surge, experts warn, 28.05.2020

The Scotsman, Scots pupils could be taught in mothballed theatres and geodomes, 28.05.2020

The Telegraph, School day could get longer to let the 'Covid generation' catch up after lockdown, 28.05.2020

Metro, Schools and shops to start re-opening from Monday, 28.05.2020.  Also in The Daily Mail and The Mirror

TES, School openings on Monday not safe, say top scientists, 28.05.2020

The Guardian, Easing the lockdown: how will we know if infections bounce back, 28.05.2020

TES, School openings 'may be detrimental' to home learning, 28.05.2020

TES, Social distancing 'impossible' with many pupils, 28.05.2020

The Telegraph, Damage caused by Scotland's long school closure will be 'irreversible', experts warn, 28.05.2020

The Times, We must stop children being exposed to dangerous online content in lockdown, 28.05.2020

TES, Scottish teachers asked what support they need, 27.05.2020

The Telegraph, Distancing, bubbles and no school gate scrum: here's what the new primary school day will look like, 27.05.2020

iNews, Coronavirus: Rota system could be used to get all children in England back to primary school, minister Nick Gibb reveals, 27.05.2020

Schools Week, Rotas for primary pupils, U-turn on FSM vouchers and PPE concerns – Gibb at education committee, 27.05.2020

Schools Week, Johnson: Reopening schools is safe if people wash their hands and keep their distance, 27.05.2020

Schools Week, £300m for councils to help contain local coronavirus outbreaks in schools, 27.05.2020

The Telegraph, Schools must not reopen until health and safety watchdog has drawn up guidelines, union says, 27.05.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: ‘Significant gap’ in advice for schools to protect BAME staff, 27.05.2020

Schools Week, DfE U-turn on half-term free meal vouchers is ‘far too late’, 27.05.2020

The Times, Minister optimistic about schools reopening on June 1, 27.05.2020

The Telegrpah, All primary school children may not return to school before September, minister says, 27.05.2020

BBC News, No decision on all primary years back to school, 27.05.2020

iNews, Top universities say they would have to admit large numbers of students with low or no grades to hit access targets, 27.05.2020

TES, Exclusive: Cleaning product shortage in 39% of schools, 27.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Schools’ opening date ‘set in stone’ for mid-August, 27.05.2020

Times Higher Education, Russell Group warns against English regulator’s access targets, 27.05.2020

Schools Week, Speed read: DfE publishes guidance for secondary schools on June 15 reopening plan, 26.05.2020

TES, Revealed: Scientific advice on opening Scottish schools, 26.05.2020

TES, Exclusive: Schools turn to Amazon for PPE supplies, 26.05.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Psychiatric effects ‘could last a decade’ as NHS fears impact of lockdown on children, 26.05.2020

TES, 'Help teachers to deal with pupils' emotional trauma’, 26.05.2020

TES, 'Give pupils bikes while space on buses is limited', 26.05.2020

The Independent, More than one-third of school leavers unsure about attending university after coronavirus, research finds, 26.05.2020

The Guardian, Plans to reopen English schools ‘fail to address risk to BAME staff’, 26.05.2020

The Scotsman, Scottish pupils could have 'blended' home and school learning for a year, 26.05.2020

The Telegraph, Secondary schools should only allow a quarter of pupils to attend at any one time, official guidance says, 26.05.2020

The Telegraph, Scottish pupils promised equal tech under Tory home school plan tackling Covid-19 'postcode lottery', 26.05.2020

The Times, School closures have put an entire generation at a huge disadvantage, 25.05.2020

iNews, Coronavirus in the UK: Schools must reopen because Covid-19 us for could be with us for ‘a year or more’ Gavin Williamson says, 25.05.2020

TES, Almost all staff 'believe school return is unsafe', 25.05.2020

The Times, App gives poor pupils a mentor to guide them into top universities, 25.05.2020

Schools Week, Schools turn to philanthropists for laptops as wait for DfE devices continues, 24.05.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Schools in England reopening on 1 June confirmed, PM says, 24.05.2020

The Guardian, We should be talking about how British children will return to school, not when, 24.05.2020

The Guardian, Poll reveals half of parents unconvinced that school is safe for their children's return, 24.05.2020

The Sunday Times, Readers’ poll: Would you be happy to send your child back to school?, 24.05.2020

The Times, State school pupil in Scotland ‘failed by lack of leadership’ during lockdown, 24.05.2020

The Telegraph, Removing soft toys and sealing off books in classrooms is 'tragic' and 'misplaced' says leading scientist, 24.05.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: Please spell out the real risk to teachers of reopening schools, 24.05.2020

The Times, ‘Shambles’ over primary schools reopening will affect poorest pupils most, 24.05.2020

The Telegraph, Sage member says parents' fears about schools reopening are 'misplaced', 24.05.2020

The Telegraph, Welcome to the new class divide: the parents at war over sending children back to school, 24.05.2020

The Guardian, Time for a government U-turn over the UK's shocking child poverty levels, 23.05.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Digital poverty 'a threat to children in care', 23.05.2020

The Telegraph, Children face impending mental health crisis after six weeks locked at home, Barnardos says, 23.05.2020

The Telegraph, European experts urge Britain to re-open schools, 23.05.2020

The Times, Teenagers must wait until November if they want to sit their exams, 23.05.2020

The Telegraph, Mothers more worried about their children returning to school than fathers, poll reveals, 23.05.2020

The Telegraph, Councils must 'justify their actions' if they refuse to reopen primary schools next week, 23.05.2020

The Telegraph, One in 10 private schools facing closure as Covid crunch hits fees, 23.05.2020

The Telegraph, Private schools plea with ministers to allow more year groups to return to the classroom next month, 23.05.2020

inews, Coronavirus latest: Teacher unions unconvinced by SAGE evidence on reopening schools, 22.05.2020

TES, Chances of track and trace by 1 June 'virtually nil', 22.05.2020

The Telegraph, Life long damage inflicted on children by lockdown, reveals study seen by Sage advisers, 22.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Schools pushing parents to say if pupils will return, 22.05.2020

The Daily Mail, 'Independent SAGE' chief warns schools cannot reopen safely on June 1 and urges government to push back restart date as two thirds of councils say they won't be ready, 22.05.2020

The Times, Letters: Prepare to board (scroll down), 22.05.2020

TES, Private schools could keep Year 6 pupils at home, 21.05.2020

The Telegraph, Our children’s education must not be held hostage by unions waging political warfare, 21.05.2020

The Telegraph, Pictured: The incredible changes to English classrooms so children can go back to school, 21.05.2020

The Daily Mail, Coronavirus: Scottish schools to reopen in August, 21.05.2020

The Guardian, Unions chief: lack of planning risks chaotic reopening of schools, 21.05.2020

The Telegraph, When will schools reopen in the UK, and is it safe to send my child back, 21.05.2020

The Times, Head teachers left to decide if and when schools will reopen, 21.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Bolton University announces return to campus with fever checks, 21.05.2020

The Guardian, UK universities facing £760m hit as one in five students plan to defer, 20.05.2020

The Telegraph, Fifth of new students say they will not take up university place if lectures are made online only, 20.05.20

The Guardian, Ministers row back on 1 June schools opening as councils voice concerns, 20.05.2020

TES, Scientists fuel revolt against 1 June school openings, 20.05.2020

The Times, When can schools reopen safely? What the science tells us, 20.05.2020

The Telegraph, Prime Minister promises contact tracing by June to support opening of schools, 20.05.2020 and BBC News

BBC News, Coronavirus: More councils warn over opening schools on 1 June, 20.05.2020

The Telegraph, Councils could block up to 250,000 pupils returning to school on June 1, 20.05.2020

The Telegraph, Ten days on, how Boris Johnson's big vision to reopen schools tumbled into chaos and rancour, 20.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Doubt cast over date for school reopening, 20.05.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Ministers under pressure over schools return date, 20.05.2020

BBC News, Cambridge University: All lectures to be online-only until summer of 2021, 19.05.2020 and The Times and The Telegraph

The Daily Mail, Is Government set to scrap plans to reopen schools on June 1 amid huge backlash from unions? Poll reveals just 5% of teachers feel safe going back to the classroom as No10 insists it never fixed a return date for next month, 19.05.2020

The Guardian, Up to 1,500 English primary schools to defy 1 June reopening plan, 19.05.2020

The Telegraph, BMA drops opposition to schools reopening, 19.05.2020

The Scotsman, Plans for Scottish schools to 'reopen in August and teachers to return in June', 19.05.2020

The Telegraph, Minister refuses to rule out legal action against councils which fail to reopen schools on June 1, 18.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Teachers and councils fight pressure to reopen schools, 18.05.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers told not to mark homework to avoid spread of coronavirus, 18.05.2020

The Telegraph, Universities must receive detailed coronavirus guidance to prevent them 'rushing' to reopen, 18.05.2020

TES, Furlough: 4 things senior leaders should bear in mind, 18.05.2020

BBC Radio 4, Today programme: NAHT general secretary Paul Whiteman says he remains unconvinced by the Government’s assurances on school safety. Listen after 1.09, 18.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Academies warn of irreparable harm if schools remain closed, 18.05.2020

The Telegraph, Risk of coronavirus spreading in schools is 'extremely low' study finds, 18.05.20 and here 17.05.2020

The Times, BMA accused of poor science over return to classes, 17.05.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Schools safe to reopen, Michael Gove insists, 17.05.2020                                                      

The Telegraph, Schools must reopen for sake of children, says Gavin Williamson, and The Times, 16.05.2020

BBC Radio 4, World at One: Sir Peter Lampl, Chair of the Sutton Trust, is interviewed about online learning, section starts at 6.35, 15.05.2020

The Guardian, Teachers can legally refuse to return over health risk, says union, 15.05.2020

The Times, Teaching unions are working against the interests of children, says Blunkett, 14.05.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers 'at more risk of catching coronavirus from other teachers than from pupils', 13.05.2020

The Guardian, Unions warn of 'lack of understanding' over English school reopenings, 13.05.2020

BBC News, 'Not safe to reopen schools,' warn teachers' unions, 13.05.2020

The Times, As we embrace online learning, we must ensure no child is left behind, 13.05.2020

TES, GCSEs: Only 39% teachers think 2020 grades fair for all, 13.05.2020

TES, Explain to us why teachers don't need PPE, say heads, 12.05.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: School attendance rate climbs to 2.4%, 12.05.2020

TES, DfE won't fund school meal vouchers over half-term, 12.05.2020

The Telegraph, Children in care are 'thriving' during lockdown because they do not have the pressure of school, children’s services boss says, 12.05.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus has left schools confused about their future. Here’s my plan to get young pupils back in education, 12.05.2020 (Requires ‘Independent premium’ subscription)

The Telegraph, Teachers should not go to work on June 1 if they feel unsafe, unions say, 12.05.2020.  Also in The Times and The Financial Times (FT subscription required to gain access)

BBC News, Heads say 1 June school reopening plan 'not feasible', 12.05.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: EIS union opposes early return to school, 12.05.2020

The Telegraph, Could maximum class sizes of 15 pupils significantly improve our children's school life?, 12.05.2020

The Times, View on teachers going back to school: See Me, 12.05.2020

Schools Week, Summer schools could be seen as ‘punishment’ for disadvantaged pupils, heads warn, 12.05.2020

The Times, All primary pupils ‘back to school by end of June’, 12.05.2020

The Guardian, 'It's OK for teachers to cry': how to handle bereavement in school, 12.05.2020

The Guardian, Like the Open University, we now need an Open School for the whole country, 12.05.2020

The Telegraph, 'My daughter was meant to start GCSEs today': How homeschooling is destroying family life, 12.05.2020

iNews, Coronavirus in the UK: Poor children must not feel ‘punished’ by catch-up summer schools, think tank says, 12.05.2020

Schools Week, Key findings: how the DfE thinks schools can safely reopen, 11.05.2020

Schools Week, Speed read: 6 schools findings from the government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, 11.05.2020

TES, Rethink of 'rushed' school re-opening plans demanded, 11.05.2020

The Mirror, Parents won't be fined for keeping children out of school after lockdown, 11.05.2020

TES, Teacher safety debate is needed, says Chris Whitty, 11.05.2020

The Telegraph, 'Education was meant to be our passport to a better future - we’re not getting the support we need', 11.05.2020

The Telegraph, Coronavirus: help your teen now, in the run-up to schools reopening, and during the school holidays, 11.05.2020

The Telegraph, School classes to have 15 pupil limit, Government's new coronavirus guidance says, 11.05.2020.  Also in BBC News

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Tests for pupils with symptoms, no PPE needed and classes of 15, 11.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Your children are safer in school than at home, French parents are told, 11.05.2020

The Guardian, The Guardian view on reopening schools: not so fast, 11.05.2020

The Telegraph, 'My son's GCSE year has been abandoned in the lockdown, so what should parents like me do now?', 11.05.2020

The Telegraph, 'I have a ten-year-old who simply refuses to be taught and it’s destroying family life', 11.05.2020

The Daily Mail, Boris finally reveals his full exit plan, 11.05.2020

The Telegraph, Revealed: Government's 50-page roadmap out of lockdown and what it means for you, 11.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Ireland: Too early to say how schools will reopen, says education minister Joe McHugh, 11.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Classrooms to stay empty as parents defer primary places, 11.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Rights watchdog queries legality of exam grades plan, 11.05.2020

The Sunday Times, Commission on School Reform calls on Scottish government to ‘lift the lid’ on schools data, 10.05.2020

The Guardian, Uncertainty over schools reopening takes huge toll on headteachers, 10.05.2020

The Guardian, Scotland eyes outdoor learning as model for reopening of schools, 10.05.2020

The Daily Mail, Fresh exams mayhem: Coronavirus chaos could force delays to NEXT YEAR'S A Levels and GCSEs as secondary school pupils are told most won't go back until September, 10.05.2020

The Times, I’m burnt out, admits university chief who championed student wellbeing, (Sir Anthony Seldon), 09.05.2020

The Times, Council ditches trans guidance on lavatories after girl’s victory, 09.05.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers are accused of obstructing online study, 09.05.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers are accused of obstructing online study, 09.05.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Key safeguards needed for schools to reopen - unions, 09.05.2020

TES, Two harsh realities schools, and government, must face, 09.05.2020

Evening Standard, Most parents don’t want to send children back to school immediately after coronavirus lockdown lifts, survey shows, 08.05.2020

TES, Five reasons independent schools are 'on the edge', 08.05.2020

Financial Times, Unions and parent groups urge against early return to school, 08.05.2020

The Telegraph, MSPs warn of  'real concerns' over method of grading Scotland's pupils after exams cancelled, 08.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Head teachers fear ‘ghost schools’ as parents keep children at home, 08.05.2020

iNews, 'We are not safe or protected': UK schools reopening on 1 June would be 'unsafe', teachers say, 08.05.2020

TES, How to get to know a school (from a distance), 08.05.2020

Schools Week, Charities in talks with ministers over tuition pilot, 08.05.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Schools in Wales not reopening on 1 June, 07.05.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: September target for re-opening of NI schools, 07.05.2020

TES, Coronavirus: 'Pay teachers to work in summer schools', 07.05.2020

The Telegraph, Revealed: Boris Johnson's roadmap to ease lockdown and reopen schools and shops, 07.05.2020

Independent Education Today, Researchers launch survey to test edtech success during lockdown, 07.05.2020

iNews, Coronavirus in the UK: Jobs slump caused by pandemic could lead to record proportion of school leavers applying to university, 07.05.2020

The Sun, 90% of parents would be unhappy with schools reopening soon after lockdown is eased, survey finds, 07.05.2020

TES, Extra teaching needed to plug disadvantage 'chasm', 07.05.2020

TES, Teachers warn Williamson not to rush to reopen schools, 06.05.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus schools return: Can you really keep children 2m apart?, 06.05.2020

TES, PPE not needed in schools, government insists, 06.05.2020

TES, DfE sets out best practice for remote learning, 06.05.2020

TES, Teachers' skills 'improve in lockdown', 06.05.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: DfE seeks more online education resources to promote, 06.05.2020

The Telegraph, Care staff and supply teachers without income as agency workers slip through furlough net, 06.05.2020

The Telegraph, Schools may not reopen until September, Health Secretary warns, 06.05.2020. Also in the Evening Standard

Financial Times, Coronavirus exam cancellations raise questions of what they are for, 06.05.2020

Independent Education, Independent schools ‘accelerating’ TPS exit talks, 06.05.2020

The Express, Private schools reopen: Will private schools reopen before state schools?, 06.05.2020

The Telegraph, Schools will not go back all at once as this would lead to 'very real risk' of second spike in infections, 06.05.2020

The Times, Raab warns of new coronavirus wave if schools return too quickly, 06.05.2020

Schools Week, EPI: Suspend Ofsted inspections until 2021 and launch retired teacher volunteer scheme, 06.05.2020

The Telegraph, The children left behind as schools go digital, 06.05.2020

Education Policy Institute, Preventing the disadvantage gap from increasing during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, 06.05.2020

The BMJ Opinion, The long term mental health impact of covid-19 must not be ignored, 05.05.2020

inews, Coronavirus in the UK: Opening schools prematurely would be ‘catastrophic’ to spread of Covid-19, teacher unions warn, 05.05.2020

TES, Schools may lack staff to reopen more fully, warn heads, 05.05.2020

TES, Nearly a quarter of teachers 'are having to stay home', 05.05.2020

TES, Year 10 and below will get GCSE grades, Ofqual confirms, 05.05.2020

TES, Call for cash payments instead of free meals, 05.05.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Teachers warn of early school return 'spike', 05.05.2020

The Telegraph, Nicola Sturgeon suggests Scottish schools will not reopen until August, 05.05.2020

TES, Reality of lockdown for school staff: 5 key findings, 05.05.2020

The Guardian, Headteachers fear it may be too soon to reopen schools in England, 04.05.2020

TES, Admissions: HE institutions could be fined £500,000, 04.05.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: 6 key findings from the Sutton Trust’s research on university applications, 04.05.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Government must say why it wants to reopen schools, say heads, 04.05.2020

The Guardian, Anger at UK lockdown easing plans 'that could put workers at risk', 04.05.2020

The Telegraph, Our hysterical teachers' unions refuse to put pupils first over coronavirus, 04.05.2020

The Telegraph, Universities need our help – we must maintain education's jewel in the crown, 04.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: A-level students not set work by teachers, 04.05.2020

The Daily Mail, All children of key workers will be urged to go back to school from next week – with Year 6 youngsters expected to be first whole class back on June 1, 04.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus infection risk from children is low, 04.05.2020

The Scotsman, Nicola Sturgeon to announce re-opening of Scottish schools, not the UK Government, 03.05.2020

The Telegraph, Why lockdown is bad news for our kids' waistlines, 03.05.2020

The Guardian, Revealed: year six primary school pupils may return on 1 June, 03.05.2020

iNews, Coronavirus UK latest: Welsh Government insists it will set its own timetable for reopening schools, 03.05.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Could Wales' schools return begin in June?, 03.05.2020

The Guardian, The Guardian view on home learning: tears before bedtime?, 03.05.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Two cheers to the government for reopening our primary schools – now let's open the rest, 03.05.2020

The Sunday Times, Coronavirus hits universities where no vaccine can help them: fees, 03.05.2020

The Scotsman, Hundreds of foreign school pupils repatriated amid coronavirus fears, 02.05.2020

The Telegraph, Primary schools to reopen in June as part of blueprint to 'unlock' Britain, 02.05.2020

The Telegraph, Schools will be given three weeks’ notice to reopen, under plans being considered by ministers, 01.05.2020

The Daily Express, Schools may not re-open until UK knows ‘how children affect spread or virus’, 01.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Swinney urged to improve home education with laws, 01.05.2020

TES, Exclusive: Give PPE to all of us, say 3/4 school staff, 01.05.2020

TES, What are the long-term effects of isolation?, 01.05.2020

The Times, UK is past coronavirus peak, Boris Johnson declares, 01.05.2020

The Telegraph, Security services launch virtual lessons for children during coronavirus lockdown, 01.05.2020

The Telegraph, When will schools reopen in the UK, and is it safe to send my child back?, 01.05.2020

The Independent, Number of children relying on food banks more than doubles during lockdown, figures show, 01.05.2020

TES, PM: Plan to reopen schools will be set out 'next week', 30.04.2020

Schools Week, Private candidates allowed to transfer exam centres amid concerns of missing out on grades, 30.04.2020

TES, A day in the life: teaching key workers’ children, 30.04.2020

The Telegraph, Five ways lockdown during Covid-19 will help children to build resilience, 30.04.2020

The Telegraph, CPS pulls its hate crime guidance for schools after 14-year-old girl mounted legal challenge, 30.04.2020

The Telegraph, Children do not seem to transmit coronavirus, Public Health England expert says, 30.04.2020

The Telegraph, Children exercising plummets as schools urged to open facilities during summer to get kids fit again, 30.04.2020

The Guardian, Coronavirus: scientists caution against reopening schools, 30.04.2020

The Scotsman, Children's commissioner 'concerned' over low attendance at school hubs during Covid-19 lockdown, 30.04.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Families still waiting for free school meal vouchers, 30.04.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers warned over 'unconscious bias' amid fears that ethnic minority children will get the wrong grades, 30.04.2020

The Telegraph, John Swinney urged to use emergency powers to resolve home schooling 'lottery', 30.04.2020

ITV News, Jersey schools to remain closed until June at the earliest, 30.04.2020

TES, A third of teachers have Covid-19 mental health fears, 30.04.2020

The Times, Vulnerable children will be put at risk by changes to councils’ duties, 30.04.2020

The Telegraph, No reported case of a child passing coronavirus to an adult exists, evidence review shows, 29.04.2020

The Times, Exams loophole leaves home‑schooled children in limbo, 29.04.2020

TES, 'Adjust GCSE school rankings to stop inequality', 29.04.2020

TES, Williamson: 'Shortened' GCSEs in autumn a possibility, 29.04.2020

The Scotsman, When will schools in Scotland reopen? School pupils returning on same day is 'inconceivable' says John Swinney, 29.04.2020

TES, GCSE resits: Two-thirds still do not pass by 19, 29.04.2020

The Guardian, Schools must only reopen when safe, says Rebecca Long-Bailey, 29.04.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Call for £700 catch-up premium for poorer pupils, 29.04.2020

TES, Disadvantaged pupils face six-month 'learning loss', 29.04.2020

The Times, France and Spain reveal plans to relax lockdown, 29.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus Scotland: Scrap next year’s exams too, urge teaching unions, 29.04.2020.  Also in BBC News

The Telegraph, Private schools may not need to stagger classes as much as state schools because 'they have more space', 29.04.2020.  Also in the Daily Mail

TES, Schools face Legionnaires' risk if no opening notice, 29.04.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Social distancing in schools ‘very difficult’, says government medical adviser, 29.04.2020

The Telegraph, How to choose the right university when lockdown prevents you from visiting, 29.04.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Majority of free laptops won’t be delivered until June, 29.04.2020

TES, Welsh minister: 5 key principles for reopening schools, 28.04.2020

TES, ‘Inconceivable’ all pupils will return at same time, 28.04.2020

The Telegraph, John Swinney blames virus for delaying education review until after Holyrood election, 28.04.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Oak National Academy delivers 2m lessons in first week, 28.04.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: School attendance doubles after Easter holidays, 28.04.2020

The Telegraph, Schools in Wales will reopen after lockdown in a 'phased' way, ministers reveal, 28.04.2020

The Guardian, Digital divide 'isolates and endangers' millions of UK's poorest, 28.04.2020

BBC News, Former school inspector rates own home schooling 'atrocious', 28.04.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: 'Phased' school reopening when lockdown lifts, 28.04.2020

The Telegraph, Letters to the Editor: Support for children, 28.04.2020

The Telegraph, Boris Johnson prepares to share plan for 'refining' coronavirus lockdown this week, 27.04.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Lockdown home-schooling will widen education gaps, says Ofsted chief, 27.04.2020

TES, 'Ministers must go further and faster on online access', 27.04.2020

TES, Open schools 'would increase infection'. But how much?, 27.04.2020

TES, GCSEs: DfE and Ofqual accused of not addressing bias, 27.04.2020

TES, 5 ways to improve your teaching skills during lockdown, 27.04.2020

TES, 3 lessons from hosting a parents' evening online, 27.04.2020

The Times, School summer holidays should be cut to four weeks, 28.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Schools can’t open without coronavirus test regime, says union, 28.04.2020

The Telegraph, Here is what children want to know about coronavirus, 27.04.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: All school pupils returning on same day 'is inconceivable', 27.04.2020

BBC News, Return to school in children's interests - Ofsted, 27.04.2020

TES, 'The science cannot tell us when schools should reopen', 26.04.2020

iNews, Coronavirus in the UK: Crisis could create new generation of scientists, says Professor Brian Cox, 26.04.2020

The Sunday Times, The Funday Times: a guide to home learning, 26.04.2020

TES, 12 top tips for job hunters amid the coronavirus crisis, 26.04.2020

The Telegraph, Dominic Raab hints at special guidelines for schools reopening after lockdown, 27.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Leadership vacuum over home schooling ‘is failing pupils’, 27.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Holidays may change to let pupils return to classroom, 27.04.2020

The Times, We may be in this together, but that doesn’t mean we are in this equally, 27.04.2020

Financial Times, The thorny dilemma of when to reopen schools, 26.04.2020

The Times, Graduate class of 2020 mobilised to bring millions of pupils up to speed, 26.04.2020

The Telegraph, Will homeschooling spell disaster for a generation?, 25.04.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: '2m children face heightened lockdown risk', 25.04.2020

BBC News, Vocational results a mix of predicted grades and delays, 24.04.2020

The Telegraph, Oxford University 'replacing private school pupils with rich overseas students', 24.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Exam chiefs defy Swinney over school result claims, 24.04.2020

TES, Schools’ PPE efforts place them at the heart of their community, 24.04.2020

TES, Classrooms may be redesigned to allow social distancing, 23.04.2020

TES, Most young people 'worried about coronavirus impact', 23.04.2020

TES, Free laptops not guaranteed before schools reopen, 23.04.2020

TES, Free school meals: Waiting times increase to four days, 23.04.2020

The Telegraph, Education in crisis: why girls will pay the highest price in the Covid-19 pandemic, 23.04.2020

The Telegraph, 'My friends are still sneaking out’: the truth about life as a quaranteenager, 23.04.2020

Schools Week, Long-Bailey: Lack of ‘overarching message’ on education contributed to Labour’s defeat, 24.04.2020

The Times, More than one in four staff laid off, official figures show, 24.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus test offered to all key worker families, 24.04.2020

TES, Free coronavirus tests for school staff, 23.04.2020

TES, Whatever this is, let's not call it teacher assessment, 23.04.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Essential workers in England to get tests, 23.04.2020

The Times, Girl launches changing room privacy case, 23.04.2020

iNews, 'It squeezed all the creativity out of her': the parents reconsidering formal education during school closures, 23.04.2020

The Guardian, Make it compulsory for vulnerable children to go to school, No 10 urged, 22.04.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: DfE’s free laptops portal launch delayed, 22.04.2020

TES, Six ways teachers can support home learning, 22.04.2020

The Telegraph, Vulnerable children should be in school – especially during lockdown, 22.04.2020

iNews, Coronavirus lockdown: With exams and festivals cancelled, now is the time for teenagers to find ‘fire in your belly’, 22.04.2020

The Times, Reopening schools is lifeline for lost children, 22.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: one in 20 eligible children go to school, 22.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus lockdown: 80% fall in teachers in school, 21.04.2020

The Telegraph, Contact clustering may allow a partial lockdown exit for young kids, 21.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus GCSEs: Year 10s 'won't be disadvantaged', 21.04.2020

The Telegraph, Year 10 and 12 pupils may have to re-sit a year of school, former chief inspector says, 21.04.2020

The Telegraph, Scotland's schools to remain shut until 'at least' summer holidays, 21.04.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers need to show some courage and get back into the classroom, 21.04.2020

The Telegraph, With exams cancelled this year, it is time to scrap GCSEs altogether, 21.04.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Gavin Williamson set to face legal challenge amid claims children are being denied right to education during lockdown, 21.04.2020

The Times, How Coronavirus is causing a surge in child anxiety, 21.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Ireland: Exam uncertainty causing stress, student leader says, 21.04.2020

The Daily Mail, Ministers are pushing for schools to reopen in June so pupils can return to classrooms after half-term, 21.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Teachers in 'argument' with DfE over PPE, 20.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: 250K lessons on day one of online academy, 20.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Laptop plan 'not enough', say campaigners, 20.04.2020

TES, ‘Use attainment gap funding to support home learning’, 20.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Longer 'pause' for unconditional offers, 20.04.2020

The Guardian, Thousands urge UK government to keep schools closed, 20.04.2020

The Telegraph, Scottish pupils' grades could be lowered this year if their school has poor academic record, 20.04.2020

The Telegraph, Teacher union chief sets five conditions for schools to reopen, 20.04.2020

The PIE News, UK schools must assure int’l parents, 20.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Sturgeon steers clear of supporting plan to reopen schools, 20.04.2020

The Times, Text messages to warn families about online child abuse, 20.04.2020

The Times, Schools stay shut until June as two in three pupils ignore online classes, 20.04.2020

The Times, Highers success exposes gulf between rich and poor areas, 20.04.2020

iNews, Private school pupils twice as likely to receive online lessons than those at state schools20.04.2020

The Guardian, Teachers in England condemn speculation over school reopenings, 19.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Williamson on 3 key questions for teachers, 19.04.2020

The Telegraph, Working parents should be reimbursed for childcare during coronavirus crisis, says IFS, 19.04.2020

TES, Job hunters: school closures needn't derail your career, 19.04.2020

The Guardian, Parents and pupils overwhelm schools with pleas for good grades, 19.04.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: No date for when schools will reopen, 19.04.2020

The Sunday Times, Ministers plan for schools to reopen in three weeks, 19.04.2020

iNews, Coronavirus latest: Children from disadvantaged backgrounds to receive free laptops and 4G routers to ensure access to online learning, 19.04.2020

The Times, Kids in lockdown: why it’s much harder for boys, 17.04.2020

The Telegraph, Inquiry into white working class pupils’ underachievement is not 'racist', select committee chair says, 17.04.2020

Schools Week, DfE publishes furlough rules for schools, 17.04.2020

The Telegraph, When will schools reopen in the UK, and is it safe to send my child back, 17.04.2020

The Telegraph, 'Missing a term is going to make next to no difference' - Telegraph readers on reopening schools, 16.04.2020

The Times, Schools pushing students to attend exams against official advice, 17.04.2020

The Times, Times letters: Opening schools and ending the lockdown, 17.04.2020 

Independent Education, The impact of cancelled exams, 16.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: MPs tell Williamson to fix FSM 'failings', 16.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Pressure on boys 'to be a man is growing', 16.04.2020

The Independent, Is it safe to reopen schools?, 16.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Teachers' concerns about school openings, 15.04.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Ofqual launches consultation on 2020 calculated grade proposals, 15.04.2020

The Guardian, Education hit hardest as coronavirus batters UK economy, 15.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Impact on young people to be assessed, 15.04.2020

The Telegraph, Black and Asian pupils more likely to have grades over-predicted than white peers, exam watchdog finds, 15.04.2020

The Daily Mail, GCSE and A-Level pupils 'will not be able to appeal against exam grades this year... and will be told to RE-SIT tests in the autumn if they are unhappy', 15.04.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: Public school base-Lord Lexden, 15.04.2020 

TES, Coronavirus: Prioritise reopening schools, says Starmer, 15.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Fears over 'wrong' DfE free meals policy, 14.04.2020 

Schools Week, DfE urges schools to stop checking swamped free meal voucher website, as system labelled ‘farcical’, 14.04.2020 

TES, Covid-19: 'Keep GCSE and A-level teacher assessments, 14.04.2020 

The Telegraph, Pressure mounts to re-open primary schools by May half term after catastrophic economic forecast, 14.04.2020 

TES, Coronavirus: 'Stop speculation about schools reopening', 14.04.2020 

The Telegraph, Pressure mounts to re-open primary schools by May half term after catastrophic economic forecast, 14.04.2020 

BBC News, Coronavirus: Further delays to children's food vouchers, 14.04.2020 

The Courier, Ministers considering delaying multi-million-pound tax hike on private schools during coronavirus crisis, 14.04.2020 

Schools Week, Margaret Greenwood appointed shadow schools minister, 09.04.2020 

The Times, Dominic Raab to announce lockdown for three more weeks, 14.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Schools can expect rise in students redoing year, 14.04.2020

The Times, Crisis offers chance to rethink the role of public schools, 13.04.2020

The Telegraph, Predicted grades appeal system is not fair, ex-Ucas chief says as she warns it favours middle class students, 13.04.202

The Guardian, Private schools’ land targeted for families without gardens, 12.04.2020

The Telegraph, Students need to sit a proper exam, not rely on teachers' guesswork, 12.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: ‘Open schools over summer holidays’, 12.04.2020

The Guardian, Call for schools to open in the summer after lockdown, 11.04.2020 

The Telegraph, Fears for vulnerable children as those at risk of abuse become 'out of contact' during lockdown, 11.04.2020 

TES, It is humbling how schools are handling the coronavirus, 09.04.2020

TES, 'Integrate virus-hit private schools into state system', 09.04.2020

The Times, No pupils at most schools kept open for key workers’ families, 09.04.2020

The Telegraph, Can I get a refund on private school fees during coronavirus? Who qualifies and how do you apply?, 09.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Chinese private school 'feeding frenzy', 09.04.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: 'Premature' to say when schools will open, 08.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: GCSE grades will be fair, say heads, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 08.04.2020

iNews, GCSEs and A-levels: Concern for student motivation as teens who think they've passed seek jobs in supermarkets and 'gig economy', 08.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: IB cancels Middle Years Programme exams, 08.04.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Don’t judge teachers on 2020 assessment results, DfE tells schools, 08.04.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Heads seek ‘urgent clarification’ over staffing and free meals costs, 08.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Schools face 'dry kitty' in lockdown, 08.04.2020

The Telegraph, Schools are the key to ending lockdown, 08.04.2020

BBC News, Teachers' pay dispute: Thousands offered to break deadlock, 08.04.2020

The Guardian, UK schools will not reopen straight after Easter, officials say, 08.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Mental health of young during the crisis ‘should be monitored’, 08.04.2020 

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Teacher recruitment ‘down 50 to 60 per cent’, 08.04.2020 

The Independent, Could coronavirus make university education fairer?, 08.04.2020 

TES, Coronavirus: Teachers 'pressured' into working Easter, 07.04.2020 

Schools Week, Safeguarding fears over DfE’s list of online resources, 07.04.2020 

TES, Coronavirus: Schools get up to £75,000 for extra costs, 07.04.2020 

TES, Coronavirus: ‘Teachers need support for online lessons', 07.04.2020 

iNews, GCSEs and A levels: Two thirds of students don't think they will get a fair grade after exams cancelled, 07.04.2020 

Gov.uk - DfE press release: Extra support for schools and parents to help cope with coronavirus, 07.04.2020 

The Guardian, When the Covid-19 crisis finally ends, schools must never return to normal, 07.04.2020 

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Schools can only claim back if extra spend ‘threatens financial stability’, 07.04.2020 

Schools Week, School staff don’t need protective equipment, new government guidance states, 07.04.2020 

TES, Rebecca Long-Bailey is new shadow education secretary, 06.04.2020 

TES, Coronavirus: What are school inspectors doing now?, 06.04.2020 

iNews, Unconditional university offers ban extended over Easter amid concern for 'vulnerable' students during coronavirus outbreak, 06.04.2020 

TES, Coronavirus: How do we reopen schools safely?, 06.04.2020 

TES, Coronavirus: GCSE grading plan 'unfair', say pupils, 06.04.2020 

Independent Education Today, The importance of good nutrition in supporting learning and wellbeing, 07.04.2020 

BBC News, Coronavirus: Scientists question school closures impact, 07.04.2020 

The Telegraph, Your son needs a feminist education just as much as your daughter, 06.04.2020, 06.04.2020 

The Telegraph, School closures do not have a significant effect on the spread of coronavirus, study finds, 06.04.2020 

Independent Education Today, How to set up a wellbeing centre in your school, 06.04.2020

Schools Week, Two weeks in, what does the new normal look like in schools?, 06.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: DfE makes Easter holidays FSM U-turn, 05.04.2020

TES, 'Parents now realise what a tough gig teaching is', 05.04.2020

The Telegraph, We need to up our game on social mobility, 04.04.2020

BBC News, Teachers to grade students for cancelled exams, 04.04.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Exam pupils to be put in league tables for results, 04.04.2020

The Guardian, 'What I got wrong was trying to be a teacher': how to last the distance at home schooling, 04.04.2020

TES, Tes Podcast: Teachers to decide GCSE and A level grades, 03.04.2020

Independent Education Today, The Teachers’ Pension Scheme – options, 03.04.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: An explainer on how grades will be awarded this summer, 03.04.2020

The Guardian, Exam regulator unveils GCSE and A-level plans for coronavirus crisis, 03.04.2020

BBC News, BBC offers biggest online education push 'in its history', 03.04.2020

TES, Will our pupils ever come back?’ ask private schools, 03.04.2020 

The Guardian, NCA predicts rise in online child sexual abuse during coronavirus pandemic, 03.04.2020

TES, How to tackle staff retention during school closures, 02.04.2020

The Independent, Zoom: Is it secure, can it be hacked, and how do you use it safely?, 02.04.2020

TES, We must not lose sight of teaching’s human touch, 02.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: SQA issues new exam grade guidance, 02.04.2020

The Telegraph, University finance concerns amid rising deficits and collapse in overseas student numbers, 02.04.2020

The Guardian, Coronavirus lockdown raises risk of online child abuse, charity says, 02.04.2020 

The Telegraph, What do teenagers really think about the virus, school closures... and their futures?, 02.04.2020 

BBC News, National 5 coursework will not be marked says SQA, 02.04.2020 

TES, Analysis: Are teacher-assessed GCSE grades a good idea?, 02.04.2020

The Telegraph, Government vows to build on momentum on first anniversary of Telegraph's Girls, Inspired campaign, 02.04.2020

The Telegraph, Joe Wicks calls for schools to adopt mandatory fitness mornings once lockdown ends, 02.04.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: School staff who live with at-risk people should stay home ‘where possible’, 01.04.2020

TES, How to move your recruitment process online, 01.04.2020

TES, 10 tips for welcoming new starters during lockdown, 01.04.2020

TES, Coronavirus: 'Prioritise teachers for PPE and testing', 01.04.2020

Independent Education Today, Remote learning: what we learned in the early days, 01.04.2020

Financial Times, Live Q&A: How to get refunds during the coronavirus crisis, 01.04.2020