News links from 01.05.2020 – 30.06.2020

Press Releases and Statements

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

HMC Blog

Pupils' mental health during the Covid-19 lockdown, (Richard Backhouse, The Berkhamsted Schools Group), 15.06.2020

HMC News

ISC blog, The New Normal? Never was, never will be, (Shaun Fenton, HMC Vice Chair, Reigate Grammar School), 24.06.2020

TES, Private schools hire marquees to allow pupils to return, (Shan Fenton, HMC Vice Chair, Reigate Grammar School), 22.06.2020

The Telegraph, Private schools open to pupils with temperature checks and teachers in plastic visors in move to new 'normal', (Shaun Fenton, HMC Vice, Chair, Reigate Grammar School; The King’s School in Macclesfield, Eton College), 09.06.2020

School House Magazine, A message about the ordinary, (Shaun Fenton, HMC Vice Chair, Reigate Grammar School), 08.06.2020

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

Members’ News

BBC News, Penalty fines for missing school next term, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 29.06.2020. Also in The Metro, Sky News, The Guardian, iNews

The Telegraph, Even the oldest schools must keep pace with modern thinking – that means making our curriculum more diverse, (Tim Hands, Winchester College), 29.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Heads caution against fines for parents who keep children at home, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 29.06.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Headteachers may refuse to fine parents who keep children at home in September, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 28.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Test all pupils for coronavirus in school so they can return to classrooms, Tony Blair's think-tank urges Boris Johnson, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 28.06.2020

BBC News, PM Boris Johnson promising £1bn to rebuild crumbling schools, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 28.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Private schools accuse ministers of 'ignoring' their offers to provide summer catch-up courses for local children in letter to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, (Adam Pettitt, Highgate School; Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC, King's College School Wimbledon, The Bury Grammar Schools), 28.06.2020

Schools Week, Some assessment could be moved to earlier in 2021, suggests heads’ union, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 27.06.2020

The Guardian, Sevenoaks school rewrites predicted grades policy, (Sevenoaks School), 26.06.2020

The Times, Eton pledges to ‘decolonise’ its teaching after parents’ appeal, (Simon Henderson, Eton College), 26.06.2020. Also in The Daily Mail

Evening Standard, London heads welcome ‘double bubble’ plan to help all children return to school, (Vicky Bingham, South Hampstead High School), 25.06.2020

BBC News, Reception assessments delayed amid school disruption, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 25.06.2020

The Telegraph, Government scraps reception baseline tests in olive branch to unions ahead of schools reopening, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 25.06.2020

The Telegraph, Police called in to investigate allegations of racism at leading boys’ school, (Loughborough Grammar School), 25.06.2020

TES, How do I become a housemistress or housemaster?, (Leo Winkley, Shrewsbury School), 25.06.2020

Schools Week, Schools can afford Covid reopening costs from existing budgets, DfE insists, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 24.06.2020

TES, Exclusive: £650m catch-up cash not targeted at poor, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 24.06.2020

The Telegraph, Schools to scrap social distancing in September, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 24.06.2020

ITV News, Loughborough Grammar School for boys issues apology after allegations of racism, (Loughborough Grammar School), 24.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: 1.1m pupils have returned to school, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 24.06.2020

The Guardian, Top private school asks teachers to exaggerate exam predictions, (Sevenoaks School; Dr Katy Ricks, King Edward’s School Birmingham), 24.06.2020

TES, Extra funds for 3,000 new teachers due to Covid crisis, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 23.06.2020

Attain Magazine, The problem of worry, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 23.06.2020

The Telegraph, 'Pure fantasy' to say all children will be back at school in September, headteachers warn, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 23.06.2020

The Telegraph, How the new one-metre distancing rule will affect schools, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 23.06.2020

The Telegraph, Eton headmaster apologises for racism experienced by first black student, (Simon Henderson, Eton College), 23.06.2020. Also in The Metro, The Daily Mail, BBC News, The Courier

The Daily Mail, Eton College apologises to Nigerian author banned from going back to the £42,000-a-year private school after his book detailed appalling racism he suffered as first black student to complete his studies there, (Simon Henderson, Eton College; Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 23.06.2020. Also in BBC News,  Sky news, ITV News, The Daily Mail, The Independent, LBC News

The Metro, Twelve Oxford colleges accepted five or fewer black students in past three years, (Simon Henderson, Eton College), 23.06.2020

The Courier, Fee-paying schools prepare for full reopening in August, (Lise Hudson, High School of Dundee), 23.06.2020

The Telegraph, 'Unfathomable' lack of schooling likely to breach Scottish children's rights, says government adviser, (John Edward, Director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools), 22.06.2020

The Sunday Times, Letters to the Editor: Those who can’t, run teaching unions, (Mark Mortimer, Bryanston School), 21.06.2020

The Sunday Times, Back to school: ‘Teachers should curtail holiday’ for September start, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 21.06.2020

The Sunday Post, Private schools prepare to reopen fully in August, piling pressure on ministers to deliver more classrooms, (John Edward, Director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools; Dr Michael Alderson, Glenalmond College, Johanna Urquhart, Lomond School, Helen Harrison, Fettes College, 21.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Class divide as private schools plan full return, (Glenalmond College; Lomond School, The Glasgow Academy, Fettes College, John Edward Scottish Council of Independent Schools), 20.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: double bubble could get all pupils back to school, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 20.06.2020

The Telegraph, Top private schools plan to ‘decolonise’ syllabuses and reconsider cultures, (Patrick Derham, Westminster School; Winchester College, Fettes College, St Paul’s Girls School, Gordonstoun), 20.06.2020. Also in The Daily Mail

The Telegraph, Exclusive: Private school unveils its own track and trace system, (Dr Richard Maloney, Uppingham School), 19.06.2020

The Guardian, 'It’s a basic equality issue': home learning gap between state and private schools, (Martin Boulton, Manchester Grammar School), 19.06.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: School Resilience, (Alistair Tighe, Wells Cathedral School), 19.06.2020

The Times, ‘National tutor’ scheme to help struggling pupils in England, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 19.06.2020

The Telegraph, Extra £1bn for children to 'catch-up' on learning, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 19.06.2020. Also in BBC News

BBC News, Norwich School hit by racism allegations in letter, (Steffan Griffths, Norwich School),  18.06.2020 Also in The Daily Mail

iNews, GCSE and A-level exams 2020: Millions of proposed grades set to be cut down after ‘generous’ predictions by teachers, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL, 18.06.2020

ITV News, Top private school in Norfolk accused by more than 200 pupils of racism, (Steffan Griffiths, Norwich School), 18.06.2020

TES, Why we must scrap GCSEs: 4 ways to form a better system, (Sarah Fletcher, St Paul’s Girls’ School), 18.06.2020

Independent Schools Magazine, Re-opening schools: Promoting safety and well-being, (Jeremy Quartermain, Rossall School), 18.06.2020, P.14

Independent Schools Magazine, Re-opening schools: Full-time return in August, (Lomond School), 18.06.2020, P.14

The Times, Schools and coronavirus: how to bring pupils back safely, (David Goodhew, Latymer Upper School; Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 18.06.2020

TES, More grade queries likely on results day, say heads, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 17.06.20202

The Guardian, Government to fund private tutors for English schools, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 17.06.2020

The Telegraph, Private schools offer to open up classrooms to state educated children for 'catch-up' lessons this summer, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 17.06.2020

DfE News, Speculation around independent schools reopening, 17.06.2020

The Times, Teachers’ unions accused of pushing view that schools are coronavirus death traps, 18.06.2020

TES, 'Coronavirus has made educators think more globally', (Ian Munro, Dollar Academy), 17.06.2020

TES, Private school grounds offered for summer catch-up, (Jo Anderson, The Bury Grammar Schools, Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC, King's College School Wimbledon), 17.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Private schools set to offer buildings and grounds for summer catch-up courses, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC; Jo Andreson, The Bury Grammar Schools, King’s College School Wimbledon), 17.06.2020. Also in Sky News

The Daily Mail, Letter signed by 1,500 paediatricians demands Boris Johnson publish a clear plan for getting children back to school before generation of pupils are left 'scarred for life', (Barnaby Lenon, Chair of ISC), 17.06.2020

The Telegraph, Exclusive: Private schools set to ignore Government and open in September 'come what may', 16.06.2020 Also in The Daily Mail (Barnaby Lenon, Chair of ISC)

TES, Heads can't see catch-up happening in summer holidays, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.06.2020

The Courier, Private schools enjoy ‘huge spike’ in interest from exam-age pupils as concerns grow over Scottish Government plans, (Lise Hudson, High School of Dundee; Gordonstoun, Glenalmond College), 16.06.2020

The Telegraph, Why I wrote an open letter to my old private school asking them to decolonise their curriculum – and why all private schools should follow, (David Goodhew, Latymer Upper School, Uppingham School, Godolphin & Latymer School, Emanuel School, St Paul’s School, Francis Holland School, James Allen’s Girls’ School, Westminster School), 16.06.2020

Schools Week, Primaries can use spare space in local secondaries to get more pupils back, but no village halls, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.06.2020

The Times, Boarding schools are still thriving under coronavirus, Rugby insists, (Peter Green, Rugby School, Radley College, Shrewsbury School), 16.06.2020

The Times, Teachers are marking GCSEs and A levels ‘too generously’, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.06.2020

The Telegraph, Marcus Rashford fights on after Boris Johnson rejects plea for U-turn over holiday school meal vouchers, 16.06.2020 Also in The Times

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: parents rush to private schools, (The Glasgow Academy, Glenalmond College, Gordonstoun), 16.06.2020

The Telegraph, Sturgeon in U-turn over schools reopening after revolt from parents, (John Edward, SCIS; Fettes College), 15.06.2020

The Telegraph, Pupils to be invited back to school before summer break– but just for one day, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.06.2020

ITV News, Schools will struggle to host exams in autumn, heads warn, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 15.06.2020

Schools Week, Pressure mounts on ministers as study shows fifth of pupils do no schoolwork at home, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.06.2020

The Sunday Times, Former pupils reveal racist jibes at Britain’s top private schools, (City of London School; Felicia Kirk, St Mary’s Calne, James Allen’s Girls’ School, Westminster School, Eton, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Winchester College), 14.06.2020

The Guardian, Top public school accused of 'toxic culture of racism' among pupils, (Patrick Derham, Westminster School), 14.06.2020. Also in The Daily Mail

The Guardian, School leaders in England warn over ongoing coronavirus disruption, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.06.2020

Evening Standard, Bristol private school named after slave trader Edward Colston considering change, (Colston’s School), 14.06.2020

The Times, Camps for pupils aim to give parents a summer break, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.06.2020

The Guardian, Prime minister is risking basic right to an education, says children’s tsar, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.06.2020

iNews, Private schools with spacious sites urged to share space with cramped state schools, (Stamford Endowed Schools), 12.06.2020

Evening Standard, Alumni of top London private schools call on bosses to ‘teach about white privilege’ and ‘decolonise the canon’, (Gary Savage, Alleyn's School; Emma McKendrick, Downe House School, Harrow School, Westminster School, University College School, St Paul’s Girls' School, Eton College, Cheltenham Ladies College, Winchester College), 12.06.2020

The Telegraph, Letters: Schools could have more pupils back if the Government let them decide, (Mark Waldron, Ryde School), 12.06.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Over 1 in 10 secondary schools set to defy government’s June 15 reopening plan, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 12.06.2020

TES, State and private schools in 'movement' to scrap GCSEs, (Sarah Fletcher, St Paul's Girls' School; Magnus Bashaarat, Bedales School, Latymer Upper School, Eton College), 11.06.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: Need for schooling, (Richard Cairns, Brighton College), 11.06.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus outbreaks in schools remain static in first week of reopening, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 11.06.2020

The Sun, Ex-pupils of Edward Colston school blast headteacher for ‘defending’ it being named after slave trader, (Jeremy McCullough, Colston’s School), 11.06.2020

The Telegraph, 'If I could open tomorrow for them, I would'. A tale of two headteachers – private vs state, (Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School), 11.06.2020

TES, Secondary school rotas 'likely' in September, say heads, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 10.06.2020

Bolton News, Black Lives Matter: Calls to widen curriculum at Bolton School to 'tackle casual and systemic racism”, (Philip Britton, Bolton School), 10.06.2020

The Telegraph, When will secondary schools reopen, and is it safe to send my child back to primary school?, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 10.06.2020

Bolton News, Black Lives Matter: Calls to widen curriculum at Bolton School to 'tackle casual and systemic racism”, (Philip Britton, Bolton School), 10.06.2020

Leicestershire Live, Loughborough Grammar School racist bullying accusations being investigated by police, (Loughborough Grammar School), 10.06.2020

Birmingham Live, King Edward VI grammar students calling for Black History in new curriculum to help tackle racism issues, 09.06.2020

The Telegraph, The private schools getting top marks in lockdown, (Magnus Bashaarat, Bedales School; Jay Piggot, Epsom College, Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC, Eton College, Reigate Grammar School), 09.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Plan to open primary schools for all year groups is dropped, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 09.06.2020

The Times, Carers of disabled children face lockdown hell, (Mike Windsor, Abingdon School), 09.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Schools could remain SHUT beyond September: Government DROPS 'undeliverable' plan to get all children back straight after summer - as 20,000 pupils and staff will be given swab and blood tests to see how Covid spreads in the classroom, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 09.06.2020

B24/7, Colston’s School ‘To look again’ at name change, 08.06.2020

TES, GCSEs: Open-book exams and reduced content for 2021?, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL, 08.06.2020

iNews, Black Lives Matter: Top private schools urged to ‘decolonise’ their curriculums, (Andrew Halls, King’s College School, Wimbledon; Malvern College), 08.06.2020

The Telegraph, Harrow pushes ahead on China expansion despite pandemic as private schools look to shore up finances, (Harrow School), 08.06.2020

The Times, Infection rate keeps schools in northwest shut, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 08.06.2020

The Sunday Times, When will all schools reopen? GCSEs and A-levels face further disruption as chaos set to stretch into 2021, (Andrew Halls, King’s College School Wimbledon; Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 07.06.2020

The Mirror, GCSE and A-Level students face months of misery among delays over coronavirus, (Andrew Halls, King’s College School Wimbledon), 07.06.2020

The Mirror, Secondary schools might not fully reopen until January - exams could be delayed again, (Andrew Halls, King’s College School Wimbledon), 07.06.2020. Also in The Daily Mail

The Telegraph, Last remaining girls’ boarding school to introduce day pupils as they acknowledge 'family life has evolved', (Samantha Price, Benenden School), 06.06.2020

The Telegraph, Headteachers back calls to make English GCSE syllabus more diverse, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 06.06.2020

The Telegraph, 30 private schools preparing to close due to Covid-19, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 06.06.2020

The Telegraph, Schools face legal claims from disgruntled students over predicted A-level and GCSE grades, lawyers warn, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 05.06.2020

TES, Cost of fees 'may mean more private school closures', (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 05.06.2020

TES, Revealed: Schools leaving the Teachers' Pension Scheme, (Various HMC schools), 04.06.2020

The Telegraph, Is it safe to send my child back to primary school, and when will secondary schools reopen?, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 04.06.2020

Independent Education Today, Boarding schools introduce new safety measures for returning pupils, (Richard Marshall, Ashville College), 02.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Only a third of children are expected to return to nurseries across England when they reopen from this week - with up to 71% of companies facing possible closure due to loss of demand, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.06.2020

TES, Black pupils warn of n-word abuse in UK private schools, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 02.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Seven members of staff from a single primary school test positive for coronavirus as thousands of pupils return to classrooms today, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.06.2020

The Telegraph, Plans to have every primary pupil back at school by the end of the June is 'under review', Government says, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.06.2020

The Telegraph, Plans to have every primary pupil back at school by the end of the June is 'under review', Government says, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Primary schools back but mixed picture on turn-out, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.06.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: 50% oppose back-to-school plans as trust in government slumps, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.06.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Government looking at summer camps to help children catch-up after lockdown, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.06.2020

The Telegraph, Up to 550,000 children stuck at home as councils across country defy ministers and tell schools not to open, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.06.2020

The Times, A week at Eton (virtually): taking classes at the school’s online portal, (Eton College), 01.06.2020

Independent School Parent Magazine, Open Letter to Independent School Parent Magazine’s Readers, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 01.06.2020

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

Other articles of interest

BBC News, Coronavirus: Stop childhood being disrupted - charities, 30.06.2020

The Times, Entire school year must isolate if one pupil tests positive for coronavirus, 30.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Leicester lockdown tightened as cases rise, 30.06.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: New school buildings, 30.06.2020

Huffpost, Exclusive: What Schools Will Be Told To Do In September So All Pupils Can Return, 29.06.2020

TES, DfE 'puts full attendance above teacher safety rotas', 29.06.2020

TES, Ministers 'asleep at the wheel' on school openings, 29.06.2020

TES, Ofsted school inspections cancelled for another month, 29.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Pupils in Wales return to school after three months, 29.06.2020

TES, ‘It won’t be straight back to full-time school’, 29.06.2020

The Guardian, Wales welcomes tens of thousands of pupils back to classrooms, 29.06.2020

BBC News, Back-to-school safety plans for autumn leaked, 29.06.2020

Financial Times, School closures force parents to choose between family and work, 29.06.2020, (FT Premium access required to view content)

The Telegraph, Schools may cut curriculum to focus on maths and English for a year, 29.06.2020. Also in Financial Times (FT Premium access required to view content)

The Times, Boris Johnson pledges a decade of spending on schools, 29.06.2020

Schools Week, Gavin Williamson promises ‘detailed’ plan to get all pupils back in September ‘by end of week’, 29.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Schools should go back in AUGUST and have lessons on Saturdays to make up for lost time, campaigners urge amid fears of 'social catastrophe', 28.06.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Schools should carry out mass testing to hasten return of all pupils, says Institute for Global Change, 28.06.2020

Schools Week, Dame Alison Peacock: Don’t ‘guilt trip’ teachers into working over summer, 28.06.2020

TES, GCSEs: How will 2021 look for Year 11s?, 28.06.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Risk of measles outbreak after children miss vaccinations during lockdown, experts warn, 28.06.2020

The Sunday Express, There's a plot to end school uniforms - this is why that's wrong, writes ANDREW LEWER, 28.06.2020

The Guardian, Free school meals scheme 'hard to use', say parents and heads, 28.06.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Boris Johnson to pledge £1.5bn for post-lockdown school building blitz, 28.06.2020

Financial Times, School closures force parents to choose between family and work, (FT Premium access required to view content), 28.06.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Lawrence Dallaglio bangs the drum for school sport as he urges the Government to keep PE on the curriculum, 28.06.2020

The Sunday Times, Britain’s childhood obesity crisis made worse by lockdown, 28.06.2020

The Daily Mail, School closures mean a generation is being cast adrift on a tide of unfulfilled dreams, says former St Paul's headmistress CLARISSA FARR, 28.06.2020

The Telegraph, Inside story: as schools stay shut, is a generation being lost to lockdown?, 27.06.2020

BBC News, Labour party: Kate Green appointed as shadow education secretary, 27.06.2020. Also in The Telegraph

The Telegraph, Private schools offer state pupils summer catch-up sessions, 27.06.2020

Financial Times, Back to school plans set up for failure, unions warn, (FT Premium access required to view content) 27.06.2020

The Times, High-flyers’ children feel more stressed at university, 27.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Boris Johnson says he WILL make it compulsory for parents to send children of all ages back to school in September, 27.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Secondary schools might not be able to fully reopen in September, 27.06.2020

The Telegraph, Gavin Williamson pledges to end 'softly, softly” approach to dealing with the teaching unions, 26.06.2020

The Times, Face the front and pay attention when schools reopen, Gavin Williamson orders children, 26.06.2020

The Times, Pandemic promises to be unlikely saviour of ailing private schools, 26.06.2020

TES, 'Schools can learn from each other to keep staff happy', 25.06.2020

TES, 'Ofqual's A-level plans could dash my university hopes', 25.06.2020

The Guardian, Class bubbles and other troubles in education, 25.06.2020

The Telegraph, NHS treatment delays linked to more child deaths than coronavirus, 25.06.2020

TES, Secondary school class sizes up to biggest in 19 years, 25.06.2020

The Telegraph, Why boarding school applications could be set to rise due to the Covid crisis, 25.06.2020

TES, Bullying worse in private schools, new research shows, 25.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: ‘Whole class’ bubbles to get all children back in school, 25.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Just one in four parents are aware of controversial new curriculum for under-11s that emphasises transgender rights, survey finds, 25.06.2020

The Critic, Decolonising the curriculum: Public schools are joining the culture war, 25.06.2020

The Telegraph, Britain's top sporting figures urge Government to guarantee £320m funding for primary school PE, 25.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Swinney ‘putting politics before classroom safety’, 25.06.2020

The Independent, Schools may ditch social distancing in September, reports say, 25.06.2020

Schools Week, DfE ‘rewriting history’ over claims schools have never had to keep pupils 2-metres apart, 24.06.2020

TES, International schools face double hit from Covid-19, 24.06.2020

The Telegraph, 'We are terrified there will be a lost generation who cannot swim' — one in 10 British pools at risk of permanent closure, 24.06.2020

The Telegraph, School outbreaks could lead to 'local lockdowns' as testing set to be rolled out to staff and pupils, 24.06.2020

The Telegraph, It’s all over for the Government if schools fail to reopen in September, 24.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Lack of internet leaving students behind, 24.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Union demands screens to protect teachers in class, 24.06.2020

Schools Week, Year 10 attendance reaches just 16% in first week of phased return, 23.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Scottish schools aim to reopen full-time in August, 23.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: GCSEs and A levels to ‘start a month late in 2021’, 23.06.2020

The Guardian, Ministerial role needed to fix unequal education system, say MPs, 23.06.2020

Schools Week, Oak academy will create 10,000 lessons for next year with £4.3m DfE funding, 23.06.2020

The Guardian, Three ways for UK schools to improve their race relations now, 23.06.2020

The Guardian, BAME students make up one-fifth of new Oxford undergraduates, 23.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Children 'developing post-traumatic stress' from pandemic, 22.06.2020

The Telegraph, Doctors urge Government to 'unlock childhood' amid fears home-schooling is doing more harm than coronavirus, 22.06.2020

The Telegraph, GCSEs and A-levels in 2021 could be delayed, Education Secretary says, 22.06.2020

BBC News, GCSEs and A-levels likely to be later next summer, 22.06.2020

The Telegraph, Truancy could rise in wake of school closures, Oxford study says, 22.06.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers demanding inset days means that school summer terms could be cut short, it emerges, 22.06.2020

The Telegraph, Young people most likely to feel bored and lonely during coronavirus pandemic, ONS figures show, 22.06.2020

The Telegraph, Exclusive: Government warned of 'catastrophic and long-lasting' damage to children if PE funding cut, 22.06.2020

Schools Week, What does reopening look like across our school system?, 22.06.2020

The Herald, Letters: The EIS has been working hard to come up with the best solutions for Scotland’s schools, 22.06.2020

The Sunday Times, Schools need a shake-up now. Let’s start by shrinking the summer holidays, 21.06.2020

TES, Opening schools: what does ‘safe’ really mean?, 21.06.2020

The Guardian, Covid will reinforce race inequality at Oxbridge, warn experts, 21.06.2020

The Guardian, Covid-19 affects BAME youth mental health more than white peers – study, 21.06.2020

The Guardian, University and Arts Council in drive to re-brand 'soft' academic subjects, 21.06.2020

The Press and Journal, Calls for Scottish Government emergency statement as plans to reopen schools face yet more criticism, 21.06.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Letters to the Editor: Don’t underestimate the determination of schools to reopen their doors, 21.06.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, The health risks are clear, but education is too important for students to miss, 21.06.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Former sports minister urges guarantees on £320m primary school PE funding, 21.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Egyptian high-school pupils, masked and gloved, head into exams, 21.06.2020

The Telegraph, France orders all pupils back by Monday as European schools prepare for full reopening, 20.06.2020

The Telegraph, School closures putting vulnerable pupils at risk of radicalisation by extremists online, warn police, 20.06.2020

The Herald, Newly qualified teachers offer help to blended learning model amid SNP fury at Scottish Government plans, 20.06.2020

The Telegraph, Exclusive: 'One metre plus', the new rule that will reopen UK, 20.06.2020

The Sun, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer slammed for long silence on the re-opening of schools, 20.06.2020

The Times, PGL agrees to give schools vouchers for cancelled trips, 20.06.2020

Financial Times, Let’s make the most of this crisis in UK education, 20.06.2020 (FT Premium access required)

The Telegraph, Schools consider disinfectant lights as they step up efforts to open in September, 20.06.2020

Financial Times, England’s school catch-up package is less than £80 per pupil, says IFS, 20.06.2020 (FT Premium access required)

The Guardian, School closures 'will trigger UK child mental health crisis', 20.06.2020

The Guardian, 'Against natural justice': father to sue exams regulator over A-level grades system, 20.06.2020

TES, WATCH: Teachers told to make catch-up plans by summer, 19.06.2020

The Telegraph, Half of Russell Group universities to delay the start of the academic year due to coronavirus, 19.06.2020

iNews, GCSEs and A-levels 2020: Students worry about teacher predictions being downgraded, 19.06.2020

The Telegraph, School uniform 'under threat' from coronavirus, warns MP, 19.06.2020

The Telegraph, 'I felt I was only there to fill a quota': America's exclusive private schools face racism reckoning, 19.06.2020

The Telegraph, Nicola Sturgeon accused of trying to deceive parents over part-time schooling 'contingency', 19.06.2020

The Guardian, Private tutors plan is not the best solution, 19.06.2020

The Mirror, Keir Starmer: Boris Johnson made promises about reopening schools and broke them, 19.06.2020

The Telegraph, Classroom bubble to be expanded, as Gavin Williamson commits to Prime Minister's September schools guarantee, 19.06.2020

TES, Schools must fund quarter of Covid catch-up tutor costs, 19.06.2020

iNews, The School that Tried to End Racism: what pupils learnt, from understanding to friendship, 19.06.2020

The Times, Plea to protect teachers from overload on return, 19.06.2020

iNews, Government failing special schools because of lack of support on PPE, heads say, 19.06.2020

Financial Times, Schools given £1bn to help pupils catch up after lockdown, (FT Premium access required), 19.06.2020

The Times, Half days and social bubbles: how schools plan to reopen, 19.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus gap year is the road to first-class degree, 19.06.2020

The Telegraph, A social revolution in our education system may just still be possible, 19.06.2020

TES, 'Boost BAME GCSE grades by up to 10% to counter bias', 18.06.2020

iNews, ‘I want children back in school now – but the Government hasn’t put in plans to make it safe’, says Labour’s Jess Phillips, 18.06.2020

Schools Week, Suspected covid-19 outbreaks in schools rise by 70%, 18.06.2020

The Telegraph, The ultimate self-study guide: Oxford students pen ebook to help pupils motivate themselves, 18.06.2020

TES, Catch-up scheme 'to focus on pupil premium children', 18.06.2020

The Telegraph, Two metre rule relaxed in NI schools, putting pressure on Boris Johnson to act, 18.06.2020

TES, Teacher lockdown phone calls home 'highly appreciated', 18.06.2020

The Telegraph, Two metre rule relaxed in NI schools, putting pressure on Boris Johnson to act, 18.06.2020

The Metro, Pupils face longer school days to catch up after lockdown, 18.06.2020

TES, Schools consider changing names because of slave links, 18.06.2020

TES, Dear madam: letters to the editor 18/6/20: Racism still exists in schools, 18.06.2020

The Times, The Times view on the government’s handling of coronavirus and education: School Scandal, 18.06.2020

Schools Week, Covid-19 recession could reduce teacher shortages by up to 40%, EPI finds, 18.06.2020

The Times, Call for reform of ‘biased’ university admissions system, 18.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Poorer families hit hardest by cost of school shutdown, 18.06.2020

TES, More teachers move overseas for higher salaries, 17.06.2020

iNews, Black Lives Matter: From maps to discussions about privilege, how to give your children an anti-racist education, 17.06.2020

BBC News, MPs accuse teachers' unions of blocking school reopening, 17.06.2020

The Telegraph, If Nicola Sturgeon means what she says about not wanting part-time schools it's time for her to act, 18.06.2020

The Telegraph, Nicola Sturgeon accused of school 'chaos' after more mixed messages on reopening, 17.06.2020

TES, ‘Significant extra funding needed to reopen schools’, 17.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Children in Wales 'left behind' by lack of online lessons, 17.06.2020

TES, Can teachers allow students to repeat the year?, 17.06.2020, Speculation around independent schools reopening, 17.06.2020

The Telegraph, Teaching unions accused of 'breathing fear into parents' that schools are coronavirus 'death traps', 17.06.2020

The Telegraph, Urgent need to get children back to school, 1,500 paediatricians tell Boris Johnson, 17.06.2020. Also in BBC News

The Telegraph, Prince Charles: 'We must prevent this crisis from defining the prospects of a generation', 17.06.2020

The Telegraph, Mo Farah’s former PE teacher warns of damage to children's health without school sport funding, 17.06.2020

The Sun, Kids losing out on education is one of the biggest outrages of the Covid crisis, 17.06.2020

Financial Times, As we reopen schools, focus on the already disadvantaged, 17.06.2020 (FT Premium access required)

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Teach First drops 120 trainees as schools halt recruitment, 17.06.2020 Also in TES

The Times, Coronavirus: Ofsted accused of absence from education crisis , 17.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Younger children ‘struggle with behaviour and focus in lockdown’, 17.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon says free school meals will be extended to cover the summer holiday, 17.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Ofsted accused of absence from education crisis, 17.06.2020

BBC Radio Scotland's Drivetime programme, John Swinney discussed how independent schools in Scotland are navigating plans to reopen to more pupils, The discussion begins at 20:00. 16.06.2020

TES, Priority years turned away as key worker pupils rise, 16.06.2020

TES, 'Good schools will ask teachers to work in holidays', 16.06.2020

The Telegraph, We need to get teenagers back into school to keep them safe and protect their mental health, 16.06.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Over half of laptops STILL to be delivered in just two weeks, 16.06.2020

iNews, As a GCSE student, I’m worried cancelling exams leaves the field wide open to discrimination, 16.06.2020

The Telegraph, Diary of two teens in lockdown: 'I spend eight hours a day on my phone', 16.06.2020

iNews, Schools putting children in ‘sets’ based on ability undermines their self-confidence, study finds, 16.06.2020

The Telegraph, Lack of friends during lockdown 'leaves children at risk of depression for a decade', 16.06.2020

The Telegraph, Private schools are desperate to open – so why are they being stopped?, 16.06.2020

ITV News, Children's Commissioner calls for all years to return to school, 16.06.2020

The Telegraph, Boris Johnson makes U-turn on free school meals through summer after Marcus Rashford plea, 16.06.2020 Also in The Financial Times, The Times

The Mirror, Boris Johnson urges parents to send children to school and says 'it is safe', 16.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: School return plans to be scrutinised by inspectors, 16.06.2020

The Times, Marcus Rashford: Ending child poverty is a bigger trophy than any in football, 16.06.2020

The Times, Boris Johnson rejects Marcus Rashford’s plea in free school meals row, 16.06.2020

BBC News, Free internet to help poorer pupils study online, 16.06.2020

The Times, Black Lives Matter: Oxford will ‘decolonise’ degrees, 16.06.2020

BBC News, How will the new school term look in your area?, 16.06.2020

Schools Week, How curriculum reform can help in the fight against racism, 16.06.2020

The Times, Schools are great equalisers. We must get them open again, 16.06.2020

TES, Headteachers 'feel like they are in the trenches', 16.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Sturgeon wants 'normal' schooling back 'as quickly as possible', 15.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon says reopened schools may open on Saturdays and skip October holidays, 15.06.2020

The Telegraph, Boris Johnson's racial inequality commission to look at school struggles of white working class boys, 15.06.2020

The Telegraph, Common cold may make children more resistant to Covid-19, 15.06.2020

The Telegraph, Two million children have done almost no home learning during lockdown, UCL report shows, 15.06.2020 Also in The Times, The Independent and The Guardian

iNews, Schools reopening: Government considering giving schools up to £100m to pay for catch-up tutors, 15.06.2020

The Telegraph, Up to 300,000 secondary students miss out on return to school as heads say they cannot open fully, 15.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Council to 'encourage' Lancashire schools to reopen, 15.06.2020

The Scotsman, Scottish schools back to normal 'as soon as possible' and exams will go ahead next year, says Nicola Sturgeon, 15.06.2020

BBC News, Pre-exam years back to meet teachers in secondary school, 15.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Four-year visas needed ‘to lure students’, 15.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: School closures put pupils at obesity risk, 15.06.2020

TES, ‘Summer catch-up' won't fix achievement gap, say heads, 15.06.2020

The Telegraph, Marcus Rashford's open letter to MPs: 'Can we not all agree that no child should be going to bed hungry?', 15.06.2020

TES, Millions of pupils 'have done hardly any work at home', 15.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Schools will struggle to host exams in autumn, heads warn, 15.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: School exam timetable could be put back next year, 14.06.2020

The Sunday Times, More staff needed to kick‑start schools, says EIS teaching union, 14.06.2020

The Sunday Times, Schools lockdown: Scotland may ditch exams next year, 14.06.2020

The Sunday Times, Scottish pupils face part‑time schooling for another year, 14.06.2020

TES, Spielman: Schools 'itching' to teach race inequality, 14.06.2020

The Telegraph, How accurate can teachers predicting exam grades really be?, 14.06.2020

The Telegraph, Social distancing among pupils is an 'aspiration' not an 'absolute requirement', says Ofsted chief, 14.06.2020

The Telegraph, Funding fears for PE in primary schools after lockdown worsens child inactivity crisis, 14.06.2020

The Sunday Times, Letter to the editor: School shut-out is crushing children, 14.06.2020

The Sunday Times, Back to school: three months of farce that have left our kids in chaos, 14.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Cumbria's vulnerable pupils given 1,000 laptops, 14.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: tents go up as teachers race to find more space, 13.06.2020

Financial Times, GCSE and A-level students could sit open-book exams in 2021, 13.06.2020 (FT Premium access required)

The Telegraph, Primary schools told they can open fully with 15-pupil class size cap, 13.06.2020

The Telegraph, Face shields recommend for teachers and shop keepers to help Britain open up again, 12.06.2020

The Scotsman, Two-day school week for some Scots pupils after August return, MSPs told, 12.06.2020

The Telegraph, Private schools criticise ministers over 'arbitrary' 25 per cent pupil cap, 12.06.2020

The Telegraph, Universities could see up to ten per cent of British students defer places, Ucas chief says, 12.06.2020

Schools Week, ‘Light-touch’ assessment, pupil pods and stripped-back curriculum: DfE on remote learning, 12.06.2020

Financial Times, The cost of keeping schools closed will be dreadful, 12.06.2020

The Independent, Until private schools stop attempting damage control and listen to their black students, nothing will change, 12.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: School in September 'part-time if 2m distancing', 12.06.2020

The Times, Summer school won’t help children already falling behind, head teachers warn, 12.06.2020

TES, Exclusive: 20% shielding teachers told to attend school, 12.06.2020

Schools Week, Ofsted: Private school fined thousands for breaking new pupil ban, 12.06.2020

TES, We can build teacher resilience through teamwork, 12.06.2020

The Telegraph, Tanni Grey-Thompson calls for school sport facilities to be open in summer holidays, 11.06.2020

TES, The reality of being a leader during school reopenings, 11.06.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Government considering summer camps, tutoring service and extra funds for schools as part of ‘catch-up plan’, 11.06.2020

TES, Draft in ex-staff: Teachers’ 10-point ‘recovery’ plan, 11.06.2020

The Telegraph, Teaching unions accused of celebrating schools remaining closed, 11.06.2020

Schools Week, Exam appeals rise again as new reforms rolled out to all GCSEs, 11.06.2020

TES, T levels: Next wave of providers announced, 11.06.2020

Financial Times, Schools to close over summer for frontline UK workers’ children, 11.06.2020

TES, Private schools tire of DfE wait and bring pupils back, 11.06.2020

The Telegraph, Teaching union leaders are back to point scoring, 11.06.2020

The Telegraph, Children's lives 'put on hold' by coronavirus lockdown and school closures, Sage adviser says, 11.06.2020

The Telegraph, Teaching unions accused of celebrating schools remaining closed, 11.06.2020

iNews, A-levels latest: Slump in students taking history, geography and other humanities, 11.06.2020

The Telegraph, School of Mum and Dad: Why I'm talking to my children about race, riots, and climate change, 11.06.2020

The Telegraph, From homeschooling to gardens, how the UK's haves and have-nots have experienced very different lockdowns, 11.06.2020

The Telegraph, For the first time, I am thinking about sending my daughter to private school. Here’s why, 11.06.2020

The Times, Boris Johnson says summer schools will help children to catch up, 11.06.2020

Financial Times, Call for UK summer schools as class disruption continues, 11.06.2020 (Premium access needed to view content)

The Daily Mail, Get a grip, Boris... and get pupils back to school, writes ANNE LONGFIELD, Children's Commissioner for England, 11.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: poorest at risk of being failed again, warns McConnell, 11.06.2020

The Times, Forget the scaremongering: this could be the best year to start university, 11.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Wales school reopening advice published, 10.06.2020

TES, BAME people 'woefully underrepresented' in schools, 10.06.2020

TES, Relax GCSE grade boundaries this year, say teachers, 10.06.2020

iNews, GCSEs: Predicted grades could be affected by ‘unreliable’ assessment in ‘weak’ schools, says ex-Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw, 10.06.2020

Schools Week, Schools need to know 2021 exam plans before summer, says Ofqual chief, 10.06.2020

Schools Week, Boris Johnson promises ‘massive catch-up operation’ for pupils will be announced next week, 10.06.2020

TES, National plan 'needed to create more school space', 10.06.2020

The Times, We need ‘can-do attitude’ to reopening schools, says Damian Hinds, 10.06.2020

The Telegraph, We must not be deterred from taking decisive steps to get our kids back in school, 10.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Former head of Ofsted says government’s schools policy is ‘a tragedy’, 10.06.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers should run summer classes for children who have missed out, says former head of Ofsted, 10.06.2020

The Telegraph, Employers raise alarm over school closures, 10.06.2020

The Telegraph, Two-metre rule to be scrapped in time for new school year, 10.06.2020

The Telegraph, We need a national plan to restart education, 10.06.2020

The Telegraph, Employers raise alarm over school closures, 10.06.2020

The Telegraph, Scrap social distancing in schools to save our children's education, 10.06.2020

The Guardian, MPs demand review of national curriculum, led by black leaders, 10.06.2020

The Telegraph, Government warned over sport's 'lost generation' after slump in children's activity during lockdown, 10.06.2020

The Guardian, Ofsted chief calls for a more can-do approach to primaries reopening, 10.06.2020

TES, Relax GCSE grade boundaries this year, say teachers, 10.06.2020

The Mirror, No 10 refuse to rule out bringing teachers out of retirement for summer schools, 10.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Ex pupils of a Bristol school named after 17th century slave trader Edward Colston slam headteacher for 'defending' him in email to parents after his monument was torn down by Black Lives Matter protesters, (Jeremy McCullough, Colston’s School), 10.06.2020

The Sun, LEFT BEHIND School closures could put poor kids behind for YEARS and widen Britain’s inequality top experts say, 10.06.2020

TES, Train new recruits in anti-racism, say teachers, 10.06.2020

TES, Private schools tell SQA ‘give us back our money’, 10.06.2020

BBC News, Anxiety over plans for next year's exams, MPs told, 10.06.2020

Schools Week, Accreditation scheme to regulate growing online schools market gets green light, 10.06.2020

The Telegraph, State and private schools must cooperate to rescue the education of the Covid generation, 10.06.2020

The Sun, LEFT BEHIND 700,000 disadvantaged kids are NOT doing home work and don’t have access to computers, top MP warns, 10.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: 700,000 children ‘doing no school work’, 10.06.2020

The Guardian, Schools angered by holiday firm's failure to refund cancelled trips, 10.06.2020

The Telegraph, 'If a child’s attendance drops by 10 per cent, that equates to dropping a grade at GCSE', 09.06.2020

The Times, We face coronavirus education crisis, warn critics as pupils’ return delayed, 10.06.2020

The Times, Schools must be ready to open for all children by September, 10.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Pupils tense as teachers submit estimated grades, 10.06.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Government accused of having no catch-up plan, as it admits primary pupils will not all return before holidays, 09.06.2020

The Telegraph, By not reopening schools we risk damaging the life chances of thousands of children, 09.06.2020

BBC News, School still out for most pupils but what do parents think?, 09.06.2020

The Independent, ‘I need schools to go back as soon as possible’: Parents react after ministers drop plans for all primary pupils to return before summer, 09.06.2020

The Telegraph, 'The Government is a disgrace' - Have your say on schools not reopening until September, 09.06.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Just 52% of primary schools reopened to more pupils last week, DfE data shows, 09.06.2020

TES, DfE works with Border Force to bring free laptops to UK, 09.06.2020

TES, Oak Academy plans curriculum for schools using rotas, 09.06.2020

BBC News, The government's tricky move to get kids back to school, 09.06.2020

The Telegraph, Tom Varndell against the renaming of alma mater Colston's School, (Colston’s School), 09.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: All primary pupils no longer going back to school, 09.06.2020

The Telegraph, School age children more likely to be hit by lightning than die of coronavirus, 09.06.2020

BBC News, The government's tricky move to get kids back to school, 09.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Must do better! The failure to get all children back to school is a betrayal of young lives... and there HAS to be a solution, writes former Education Secretary (and ex-teacher) DAVID BLUNKETT, 09.06.2020

The Guardian, The Guardian view on schools: ministers have failed England’s children, 09.06.2020

The Telegraph, How can ministers 'level up' Britain if schools remain shut for months on end?, 09.06.2020

The Telegraph, The education crisis needed a Nightingale-style plan. The Government has failed children and parents, 09.06.2020

The Times, Lucrative foreign students ‘taking Oxbridge places from state pupils’, 09.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Virtual internships to help 800,000 students, 09.06.2020

Evening Standard, 'Deeply worrying' that plan for all primary schools to return before summer being dropped, says Children's Commissioner, 09.06.2020

Evening Standard, Evening Standard comment: It’s bad news for kids - school’s out for summer | Don’t smash our statues, 09.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Secondary schools could stay closed BEYOND September – with ministers also expected to row back on pledge to give primary children a month in classes before summer, 09.06.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Study launched to track prevalence of coronavirus in schools and role children play in Covid-19’s spread, 09.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Plan dropped for all primary pupils back in school, 09.06.2020

The Guardian, New UK teachers' union chief: 'Institutional racism in schools has got to be addressed', 09.06.2020

The Guardian, Parents back call by UK teacher to help end 'white supremacy', 08.06.2020

iNews, Natural History GCSE more relevant than ever due to coronavirus, campaigners say, 08.06.2020

TES, Teachers need training in online lessons, says charity, 08.06.2020

iNews, Free school meals: Rishi Sunak warned plans to scrap voucher scheme are ‘uncaring and lacking in compassion’, 08.06.2020

TES, Tory pressure to provide summer FSM vouchers grows, 08.06.2020

TES, Scottish councils begin reopening schools to pupils, 08.06.2020

TES, Concerns over 'delays' to DfE's free laptops scheme, 08.06.2020

The Telegraph, Government to row back on pledge to have all primary children back to school before the summer, 08.06.2020

The Telegraph, Government to row back on pledge to have all primary children back to school before the summer, 08.06.2020

The Guardian, Calls grow for black history to be taught to all English school pupils, 08.06.2020

The Telegraph, Exams in 2021 could face disruption too, 08.06.2020

TES, Exclusive: Lockdown observations for 1 in 10 teachers, 08.06.2020

The Telegraph, Prince Charles praises teachers for 'going above and beyond' as DfE announces additional mental health funding, 08.06.2020

TES, Schools facing 'crisis' unless DfE acts, says Greening, 08.06.2020

Schools Week, DfE to measure school staff happiness under new wellbeing charter, 08.06.2020

Schools Week, New parent and pupil panel to aid Covid-19 policymaking, 08.06.2020

The Times, Suspending Scottish school inspections ‘will widen the attainment gap’, 08.06.2020

The Guardian, Universities face £460m loss from expected drop in east Asian students, 08.06.2020

TES, Extra mental health support for pupils and teachers, 07.06.2020

The Independent, Risk to children’s health from coronavirus ‘minuscule’, says government adviser, 07.06.2020

The Guardian, ‘We're still waiting’: schools lack free laptops pledged for poorer GCSE pupils, 07.06.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Next year's A-level and GCSEs likely to be disrupted, warns teaching union, 07.06.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, 'Obsession' with university has divided society, says Tony Blair's son, 07.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Poorer youngsters’ university prospects ‘to be hit, 06.06.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Private schools could be forced to close for good as pandemic impacts funds, 06.06.2020 (Premium access required)

TES, Will fear of coronavirus affect your teaching?, 06.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: North-west England schools delay reopening, 06.06.2020

The Telegraph, Schools and universities to get quarantine guidance, 06.06.2020

The Telegraph, Missing school is bigger risk for children than catching Covid, warns government adviser, 06.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Teachers warn of disputes over schools reopening, 05.06.2020

TES, Schools 'not buying right books' for BAME pupils, 05.06.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Heads struggle to keep up with DfE guidance updates, 05.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: ‘Ditch exams to narrow poverty gap’, 05.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Court action threatened over school meal vouchers, 05.06.2020

TES, 'Clinically vulnerable' teachers under pressure to work, 04.06.2020

TES, Safety fears as TAs 'told to deep clean to save cash', 04.06.2020

The Telegraph, School uniforms are 'safest option' for children in the face of Covid-19, Schoolwear Association says, 04.06.2020

TES, Edenred blames 'poor data' for 40k missing FSM vouchers, 04.06.2020

Schools Week, Recruitment fears as schools withdraw training placements, 04.06.2020

iNews, Universities latest: Government accused of discriminating against newer universities with 'subjective' student cap rules, 04.06.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Teachers with medical conditions threatened with pay cuts and disciplinary action for shielding, 04.06.2020

The Telegraph, Top universities prepare to lower offers to fill places as they prepare for a wave of deferrals, 04.06.2020

The Independent, We are on the verge of a sixth mass extinction. That's why a natural history GCSE is so important, 04.06.2020

TES, Schools can delay relationships and sex education, 04.06.2020. Also in The Telegraph

TES, Thousands sit only national test to survive Covid-19, 04.06.2020

The Telegraph, Talking to kids about coronavirus - how to explain Covid-19 to children¸ 04.06.2020

TES, Teachers' Pension Scheme loses 13% of private schools, 04.06.2020

The Telegraph, Universities braced for wave of deferrals this September because of coronavirus, 04.06.2020

Financial Times, Parents chase refunds on school ‘cashless payments’, 04.06.2020

The Telegraph, Reopening schools completely will not cause second coronavirus wave, new research says, 04.06.2020

The Times, Children in north remain at home as gates stay shut, 04.06.2020

The Times, Pupils told to avoid polluted playgrounds in the morning, 04.06.2020

TES, 1 in 10 private schools leaves Teachers' Pension Scheme, 04.06.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Poll suggests most primary schools ignored Boris Johnson's orders, 03.06.2020

TES, 1 in 7 schools asks vulnerable teachers to come to work, 03.06.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Vulnerable children ‘may never return’ to school, head teachers fear, 03.06.2020

Schools Week, Summer schools, home-learning expectations and Ofsted – how experts think pupils can catch up, 03.06.2020

Schools Week, Back-to-school decisions are ‘hard balancing act’, chief medical officer admits, 03.06.2020

The National, We'll go back full time, Scottish private school says, 03.06.2020

TES, IB withdraws Middle Years core subject grades promise, 03.06.2020

The Telegraph, John Swinney cancels collection of key literacy and numeracy figures in Scotland's schools, 03.06.2020

The Guardian, Packed lecture halls won't return soon, but students can still go to university, 03.06.2020

iNews, Universities: Students unconvinced by proposals for 'virtual' freshers' weeks and protective 'bubbles', 03.06.2020

The Telegraph, 'Immense' number of children will fail to reach potential because of time out of school, Children's Commissioner warns, 03.06.2020

Evening Standard, Vulnerable children are ‘collateral damage’ of crisis, doctors warn, 03.06.2020

TES, Scottish students' appeals could lead to lower grades, 03.06.2020

TES, Social distancing 'impossible' in boarding schools, 03.06.2020

The Spectator, Why are teachers’ unions so reluctant to reopen schools?, 03.06.2020

The Spectator, Covid-19 update: Lockdown attainment gap could wipe out a decade of education gains, 03.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Schools to reopen in Wales on 29 June, 03.06.2020

TES, Ofsted ratings account for under 1% variance in GCSEs, 03.06.2020

Schools Week, Williamson backs national online tutoring pilot, 03.06.2020

TES, Exclusive: AQA's 'emotional blackmail' on examiner pay, 03.06.2020

iNews, Universities redesign campuses for social distancing and put students in protective ‘bubbles’ to deal with ‘biggest crisis ever’, 03.06.2020

iNews, Coronavirus latest: School closures set to und progress in closing attainment gap between rich and poor, 03.06.2020

The Guardian, Decade of progress in tackling pupil disadvantage 'wiped out', 03.06.2020

TES, Covid-19 may cost a decade’s progress on attainment gap, 03.06.2020

The Telegraph, University students will be grouped into 'bubbles' to live and study together, vice-Chancellors reveal, 03.06.2020

The Telegraph, Children are at risk of anxiety and nightmares from 'new normal' at school, ex-Government advisor says, 03.06.2020

TES, Exclusive: Lockdown stress 'unsustainable' teachers say, 03.06.2020

The Guardian, Fresh fears over primary schools after staff test positive for Covid-19, 02.06.2020

TES, 'We will not shy away from asking difficult questions', 02.06.2020

The Telegraph, What a socially distanced school day looks like, through the eyes of a headteacher, 02.06.2020

TES, School inspections in Scotland suspended next year, 02.06.2020

TES, Do teachers need to wear face masks?, 02.06.2020

TES, Reading 'should be top priority' for returning pupils, 02.06.2020

Wales Online, The options on the table for re-opening schools in Wales ahead of big announcement, 02.06.2020

The Pie News, K-12: associations BAISIS and BSA join forces, 02.06.2020

The Guardian, Parents fight in court over whether children should return to school in England, 02.06.2020

The Daily Mail, The £30k rugby tour that went nowhere: Like so many school trips and family holidays it was cancelled and now parents have lost their cash, 02.06.2020

The Telegraph, We'd have starved if the supermarkets behaved like schools, 02.06.2020

The Telegraph, Our GCSE-year kids risk being a forgotten generation, 02.06.2020

BBC News, Drug gangs on 'recruitment drive' during lockdown, 02.06.2020

TES, Tens of thousands want GCSE to include texts on racism, 02.06.2020

The Times, English universities to take on extra science students, 02.06.2020

The Telegraph, Our GSCE-year kids risk being a forgotten generation, 02.06.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: Summer Schools, 02.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Safe return of all primary school pupils ‘will be impossible’, 02.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: ‘I wept.  It was right our son returned to school’, 02.06.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Concerned parents keep up to 60% of eligible pupils at home, 02.06.2020

The Telegraph, Boris Johnson's former prep school shuts permanently because of coronavirus impact, 01.06.2020

The Times, High court to test Covid insurance policies, 01.06.2020

The Daily Mail, Let ALL children go back to class: Education Secretary Gavin Williamson calls on Labour-run councils to open every primary school, 01.06.2020

TES, Dozens of LAs advise schools not to open to more pupils, 01.06.2020

The Telegraph, 'Wash, wash, wash your hands': Adapted nursery rhymes and socially-distant classes as primary schools return, 01.06.2020

TES, Scottish teachers 'back' today - but not many, 01.06.2020

TES, Exclusive: TAs' worry over missing help for poor pupils, 01.06.2020

TES, 'We can't ignore the rise in drug incidents in schools', 01.06.2020

Schools Week, DfE to tackle ‘fake news’ with its own rapid rebuttal unit, 01.06.2020

TES, Pupil absence rate hits six-year high, 01.06.2020

Financial Times, Teachers plead to delay reopening all England’s primary schools, 01.06.2020

The Telegraph, Children, coronavirus and Kawasaki disease: what we know about how easily kids can catch and spread it?, 01.06.2020

The Telegraph, Separation anxiety: how to prepare children for a return to nursery, school and work, 01.06.2020

The Telegraph, Pupils need schooling this summer to help them make up lost ground, 01.06.2020

The Telegraph, Lockdown has exposed an alarming truth about British attitudes to education, 01.06.2020

The Independent, Independent schools, please stand up for your black students, listen to them and respect them, 01.06.2020

The Guardian, Thousands return to school in England but many parents still wary, 01.06.2020

ITV News, Tensions continue over lockdown easing as some in England return to schools, 01.06.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Nearly half of pupils expected to stay at home when schools reopen, 01.06.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Primary schools reopen but parents remain wary, 01.06.2020

The Times, Half of families will keep pupils at home, say heads, 01.06.2020

The Times, Parents told to check their children for signs of anxiety, 01.06.2020

Financial Times, Half of parents in England intend to keep children out of school, 01.06.2020

The Telegraph, Summer school 'will be needed to stop pupils falling behind', 01.06.2020

The Telegraph, Pupils need schooling this summer to help them make up lost ground, 01.06.2020

The Times, Cars to be banned outside schools, 01.06.2020

TES, How to support your staff when schools return, 31.05.2020

TES, Reopening: Union warns of legal action on staff safety, 31.05.2020

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

BBC News, Coronavirus: Wales' early school summer holiday plan 'non-starter', 30.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Ireland: Schools to reopen in August as planned, says Varadkar, 30.05.2020

iNews, Coronavirus lockdown: Boost to teacher recruitment as homeschooling makes people consider new career, 30.05.2020

iNews, Coronavirus latest: Schools will see 'supermarket-style' drop-off queues and hand-washing stations, 30.05.2020

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

iNews, Schools opening: Let headteachers requisition libraries and community halls for temporary classrooms to stop overcrowding, Lib Dems say, 29.05.2020

iNews, Coronavirus latest: 70% of school staff unprepared for distancing pupils, 29.05.2020

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