News links from 01.07.2020 – 31.08.2020

Press Releases and Statements

HMC calls for public inquiry into exam shambles, (Dr Simon Hyde, HMC General Secretary), 19.08.2020

HMC responds to the Government’s decision to allow teacher-assessed grades, (Dr Simon Hyde, Incoming HMC General Secretary, King's School, Macclesfield), 17.08.2020

HMC statement on the use of teacher assessment grades, (Dr Simon Hyde, Incoming HMC General Secretary, King's School, Macclesfield), 17.08.2020

HMC responds to the latest Ofqual guidance on grading, (Fiona Boulton, HMC Chair, Guildford High School), 15.08.2020

HMC response to new guidance on exam grade appeals, (Fiona Boulton, HMC Chair, Guildford High School), 12.08.2020

HMC comment on assessed exam grades guidance, (Ian Power, HMC General Secretary), 21.07.2020

HMC highlights the efforts of schools to help others during the pandemic, (Ian Power, HMC General Secretary), 03.07.2020

HMC News

The Times, Private pupils were punished by Ofqual’s exam algorithm too, (Sally-Anne Huang, HMC Chair, St Paul’s School), 01.09.2020

Metro, Head of exams regulator Ofqual resigns after results scandal, (Dr Simon Hyde, HMC General Secretary), 25.08.2020

The Telegraph, Inside story of the missed algorithm warnings that led to A-level results chaos, (HMC), 21.08.2020

The Telegraph, The Great Exams Fiasco isn't over. For some families, it has barely begun, (Dr Simon Hyde, HMC General Secretary), 20.08.2020

The Express, Exam crisis continues: Hancock pleads 'unprecedented circumstances' as anger grows, (Dr Simon Hyde, HMC General Secretary), 20.08.2020

The Mirror, Universities demand government bailout following chaos of exam grading U-turn, (Dr Simon Hyde, HMC General Secretary), 19.08.2020

The Daily Mail, 'Great relief' from school chiefs over government A-level grade u-turn after ministers heeded calls from Eton College headmaster to dump the 'unfair' algorithm, (Dr Simon Hyde, Incoming General Secretary of HMC; Simon Henderson, Eton College; Harrow School; Winchester College; Westminster School), 17.08.2020

Independent Education Today, HMC urges government to revert to teacher-assessed grades, (Dr Simon Hyde, Incoming General Secretary of HMC), 17.08.2020

TES, A-level: Top private schools want teacher grades U-turn, (Simon Hyde, Incoming General Secretary of HMC; Simon Henderson, Eton College), 17.08.2020

Schools Week, Ofqual adviser: ‘Schools are tearing their hair out – it’s an absolute shambles’, (Simon Hyde, Incoming General Secretary of HMC), 17.08.2020

LBC Radio, LBC Radio interview with Fiona Boulton, HMC Chair about A level exam results 2020, (Fiona Boulton, HMC Chair, Guildford High School), 17.08.2020 – No link available, From 07.10 to 07.14, 17.08.2020

The Sunday Times, A-level results chaos to end in court battle, (Fiona Boulton, HMC Chair, Guildford High School; Richard Cairns, Brighton College, Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL, Helen Pike, Magdalen College School Oxford, The King’s School, Canterbury), 16.08.2020

LBC Radio, LBC Radio interview with Fiona Boulton, HMC Chair about A level exam results 2020, (Fiona Boulton, HMC Chair, Guildford High School), 14.08.2020 – No link available

The Telegraph, Exam watchdog accused of creating A-level grading system that punishes poorer students, (Ian Power, HMC General Secretary; Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson apologises to ALL 250,000 A-level students ahead of results TODAY - after 11th-hour changes left grades in chaos, teachers in a panic and appeals set for meltdown, (Fiona Boulton, HMC Chair, Guildford High School; Suzie Longstaff, Putney High School, Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL, Barnaby Lenon, Chair of ISC), 13.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Fury of the head teachers: School chiefs express alarm at plan to allow pupils to use their mock A-level results as their final marks - because many weren't taken seriously and the results may have been binned, (Fiona Boulton, HMC Chair, Guildford High School; Barnaby Lenon, Chair of ISC), 12.08.2020

The Telegraph, Pupils face exam chaos 'life sentence' over grade appeals, headteachers warn, (Ian Power, HMC General Secretary), 05.08.2020. Also in The Times, The Daily Mail, The Sun, Evening Standard, TES

The Telegraph, Ofqual steps in as thousands of students miss out on expected IB Diploma grades, (Ian Power, HMC General Secretary), 12.07.2020. Also in the Financial Times (FT Premium access required to view content)

The Times, Time letters: Plan for full return to school in September, (Shaun Fenton, HMC Vice Chair, Reigate Grammar School), 04.07.2020

Members’ News

TES, Williamson pens open letter insisting schools are safe, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 30.08.2020

The Sun, 'PLAN B' FURY Teaching unions left fuming at last-minute ‘Plan B’ guidance for schools in lockdown areas, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 30.08.2020

The Telegraph, How to make sure children are mentally prepared for the big return to school, (Joseph Spence, Dulwich College), 29.08.2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

TES, DfE reveals 'worst-case scenario' plan for Covid spikes, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 29.08.2020

The Telegraph, Teaching unions condemn last minute schools guidance, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 29.08.2020

TES, Heads and teachers call for 'urgent' grades inquiry, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 28.08.2020

Huffington Post, Anger As Government Issues Guidance To Schools In Lockdown Areas Days Before Re-Opening, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 28.08.2020

The Times, Facemasks in schools: Head teachers demand clear guidance, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 28.08.2020

The Telegraph, The dystopian technology that awaits kids going back to school, (Uppingham School), 27.08.2020

The Times, Ofqual chief Sally Collier quits over A-level results fiasco, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 26.08.2020

The Times, Secondary school pupils will wear facemasks after U‑turn, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 26.08.2020

Independent Education Today, How different will school life be in September? (Gavin Horgan, Millfield School; Douglas Robb, Gresham’s School), 25.08.2020

The Telegraph, Ofqual chief Sally Collier quits after exam results fiasco, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 25.08.2020

The Telegraph, Face masks to be worn in schools after Government U-turn, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL). 25.08.2020

TES, Why Ofqual must remain – despite the results chaos, (Mark Steed, Kellet School), 24.08.2020

Independent Education Today, Highgate delivers summer school for students most affected by closures, (Adam Pettitt, Highgate School), 24.08.2020

The Telegraph, Boris Johnson under pressure to introduce face masks in schools, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 24.08.2020

The Telegraph, 'We have to make this work': The nightmare challenges for headteachers trying to reopen schools in September, (Helen Pike, Magdalen College), 24.08.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Teachers spread virus more than their pupils, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 24.08.2020

The Telegraph, Boris Johnson: Nothing will have a greater effect on our children's life chances than returning to school, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 23.08.2020

The Times, Times Letters: Alternatives to the boarding schools ‘racket’, (Adam Pettitt, Highgate School), 22.08.2020

The Telegraph, Letters: Nurturing the next generation of top cricketers, (scroll down) (Will Phelan, Stamford Endowed Schools), 22.08.2020

TES, How to avoid an exams fiasco? Trust teachers, (Magnus Bashaarat, Bedales School), 22.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Headmasters could appeal GCSE results for being TOO GENEROUS after pupils were upgraded beyond teacher estimates – setting them up to take courses that they will fail in future, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL; Roedean School), 21.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Now your child can attend sixth form at Harrow WITHOUT leaving home: School launches £15,000-a-year online-only A-level curriculum (and there's still space available for this year), (Harrow School; Winchester College; St. Mary’s School Ascot; King’s College School; Westminster School; Simon Henderson, Eton College), 20.08.2020

The Telegraph, Well-managed and well-moderated assessment is the only way to prevent another exams fiasco next year, (Magnus Bashaarat, Bedales School), 20.08.2020

The Telegraph, Subject-by-subject breakdown suggests private school children were biggest winners from GCSE grade inflation, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL),20.08.2020

The Times, More top grades as GCSE results rise in all subjects, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 20.08.2020

The Times, GCSE and A-level results: Schools ask for block on grade appeals, (Barnaby Lenon, CEO at ISC; Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 20.08.2020

The Telegraph, How to decide what to do after GCSEs, (Richard Cairns, Brighton College), 20.08.2020

The Telegraph, Sixth forms may have to weed out weaker students, education chief warns, (Barnaby Lenon, CEO at ISC; Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 19.08.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers braced for GCSE backlash over 'too harsh' predicted grades, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 19.08.2020

The Telegraph, GCSE results Q&A: Expert advice on retakes, re-marks and dealing with disappointment, (Jane Lunnon, Wimbledon High School), 19.08.2020

TES, GCSEs 2020: Please don't allow CAG appeals, say schools, (Barnaby Lenon, CEO at ISC), 19.08.2020

Schools Week, ASCL calls for independent inquiry into exam results fiasco, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 18.08.2020

The Guardian, 'Drill and kill' for England's state schools while private sector goes progressive, (Toby Seth, Pocklington School; Alleyn’s School; Bedales School), 18.08.2020

The Telegraph, Gavin Williamson and Ofqual divided over A-level exam grades, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 17.08.2020

The Times, A-level and GCSE results: Appeals fiasco threatens school reopenings, head teachers warn, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 17.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Will GCSE results be delayed TWO WEEKS? Top Tories call on Boris Johnson to postpone marks due out this Thursday - as A-level grade confusion drags on with a U-turn on appeals and lawsuits by pupils, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 17.08.2020

The Times, End exam shambles, Tories tell Boris Johnson, (Vicky Bingham, South Hampstead High School) 17.08.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, GCSE grades would be boosted by 9 percentage points if teachers’ predictions were used, (Barnaby Lenon, CEO at ISC), 16.08.2020

TES, A-level 'chaos' deepens as Ofqual suspends appeal rules, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.08.2020

LBC, Centre Assessed Grades interview with Shelagh Fogerty, (Leo Winkley, Shrewsbury School), the discussion begins at 00:20:13. 17.08.20

TES, IB offers new grades to tackle 'algorithm' controversy, (Bryanston School), 17.08.2020

The Sunday Times, In a muddled world, here’s some simple advice: seize your chance, (Andrew Halls, King’s College School), 16.08.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, A-level algorithm predicts inaccurate grades at least a third of the time, exam regulator’s analysis reveals, (Barnaby Lenon, CEO at ISC), 16.08.2020

The Independent, A-level results: Ofqual suspends criteria for exam appeals hours after releasing policy, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.08.2020

The Guardian, Autumn term chaos feared over exam resits and appeals, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.08.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: A level shambles, (Peter Green Rugby School), 15.08.2020

The Telegraph, Exams in chaos after Ofqual about-turn on grade guidance, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.08.2020

The Sun, SPECIAL MEASURE A-level farce deepens as Ofqual SUSPENDS appeals criteria without bothering to say why, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.08.2020

BBC News, A-level results: Ofqual 'reviewing' exam appeals guidance, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.08.2020

The Telegraph, Exams in chaos after Ofqual about-turn on grade guidance, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.08.2020

The Times, GCSE results: Head teachers predict a shambles after A-level downgrading row, (Alex Hutchinson, Woldingham School; Helen Pike, Magdalen College School), 15.08.2020

iNews, UK travel quarantine: Teachers rush back to UK and cancel holidays after France quarantine restrictions introduced, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.08.2020

Schools Week, A-level appeals: Heads fear pupils will miss university start dates, (Stephen Jones, St Edward’s School, Oxford), 14.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Oxford University warns students who successfully appeal downgraded A-level they still WON'T be eligible for a place this academic year, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.08.2020

TES, Exclusive: Ofqual missed A-level private school bonus, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.08.2020

TES, Halfon: Prove system is fair before GCSE results day, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.08.2020

TES, Universities say A-level mock appeal pupils must defer, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.08.2020

TES, Ofqual brands teacher-assessed grades as 'implausible', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Oxford University warns students who successfully appeal downgraded A-level they still WON'T be eligible for a place this academic year, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.08.2020

The Telegraph, Letters: Any teacher could see that algorithmic A-levels would let pupils down, (Richard Russell, Colfe’s School), 14.08.2020

BBC News, What's next in the arguments over exam results?, (Reference to HMC A level poll, Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

Independent Education Today, A-level results: mixed emotions at independent schools, (Gus Lock, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School; David EJJ Lloyd, Solihull School, Tom Lawson, Eastbourne College), 13.08.2020

BBC News, A-levels: Anger over 'unfair' results this year, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Poorer pupils are worst hit by A-level downgrades with 10% seeing marks lowered - but record numbers of students are STILL heading to university as percentage receiving A*s or As rises to all-time high, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

The Times, Top unis taking majority of extra students, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

iNews, A-level results 2020: ‘Unfair’ results ‘must be reviewed’ as lowering of grades hits poorest pupils most, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

TES, A levels 2020: Grades 'utterly unfair and unfathomable', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

TES, 'I have never seen such a car-crash set of results', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

The Telegraph, Almost 40 per cent of A-level results downgraded as Government under pressure to U-turn, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Ministers vow A-level results WILL be 'standardised' despite concession on using mock grades - amid warnings a Scottish-style U-turn to give teachers the final say could hike pass rates by 12 percentage points and taint a generation of youngsters, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

The Times, Times letters: Use of mock exam results in awarding grades, (Duncan Byrne, Loughborough Grammar School), 13.08.2020

The Times, A-level results: Record number of poorer pupils bound for university, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

iNews, A-level results 2020: 39% of teacher predicted grades downgraded by algorithm amid calls for U-turn, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

BBC News, A-levels: Heads warn of 'unfair' grades for students, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

ITV News, 'It's just heartbreaking': Anger and upset as thousands of England A-level results downgraded, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

The Times, School leavers given new hope after A-level chaos, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

The Daily Mail, 'After Cs and Bs all year... I got U, D, D': A-level pupils go into meltdown as they open downgraded results - while number of students given university places RISES nearly 3% to 358,860, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

iNews, A-level results day 2020: How the Government’s ‘triple lock’ grades for A-level and GCSE results works, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.08.2020

The Telegraph, Ministers accused of 'creating a monster' by allowing pupils to use mocks to appeal A-level grades, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 12.08.2020

iNews, A-levels 2020: ‘Triple lock’ to trigger deluge of appeals with half of mocks higher than results day grades at some schools, 12.08.2020

The Telegraph, 40 per cent of A-level grades will be downgraded from predicted results, schools minister admits, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 12.08.2020

The Telegraph, A-level students told they can choose mock results in last-minute change, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 12.08.2020

TES, Lack of guidance on mocks leaves schools 'in chaos', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 12.08.2020

TES, Schools to get autumn GCSE and A level exam resit cash, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 12.08.2020

TES, Mass closure and other Covid threats to private schools, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 12.08.2020

TES, SQA results: 'We need a system we're all confident in', (Robin Macpherson, Robert Gordon's College), 12.08.2020

BBC News, Replacement A-level grades 'no lower than mock exams', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 12.08.2020

The Times, Pupils given second shot at success in A levels, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 12.08.2020

BBC News, Students warn mock grades 'make mockery' of exams, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 12.08.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: Concern over standardised A-level grades, (Richard Backhouse, Berkhamsted School), 12.08.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Children are safe, insists Boris Johnson as study points to school virus risk, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 12.08.2020

Evening Standard, Grammar school Belfast Royal Academy ‘to ban pupils not wearing face masks from classroom', (Belfast Royal Academy), 11.08.2020

TES, Mock A-level and GCSE grades to equal official results, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 11.08.2020

TES, Scots grade U-turn places ‘huge pressure’ on Williamson, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 11.08.2020

TES, Exclusive: Ofqual dodges poorer student grade question, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 11.08.2020

BBC News, Scottish school pupils have results upgraded, 11.08.2020

The Times, Pupils kept apart by one-way corridors and staggered starts, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 11.08.2020

The Times, Boris Johnson: Lockdowns should not force schools to close, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 10.08.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Gavin Williamson under pressure to back up claim coronavirus doesn’t spread in schools, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 10.08.2020

The Telegraph, Is this new online-only private school the future of education?, (Harrow School, Eton College), 10.08.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Union plans for schools to teach pupils on 'week on-week off' basis, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 09.08.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Top of the class: Students have 'right to know' their place in the rank order drawn up by teachers, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 09.08.2020

The Sunday Times, State pupil boom in private schools, (Melvyn Roffe, George Watson’s College; Colin Gambles, Hutchesons’ Grammar School), 09.08.2020

The Telegraph, Drop appeal fees for sake of poorer pupils, exam boards urged, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 08.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Schools will defy the Government's promise to have children back 'full time' in September by only re-opening until lunchtime, heads warn, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary ASCL), 08.08.2020

The Times, Pupils in the grip of knife and drug gangs at a third of schools, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 08.08.2020

TES, Just 26% teachers see A level and GCSE grading as fair, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 08.08.2020

TES, Exclusive: Teacher grades ignored in most GCSE results, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 07.08.2020

The Telegraph, Exams U-turn as pupils win reprieve over A-level and GCSE grade appeals, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 06.08.2020 Also in The Times, The Sun,  The Independent

The Telegraph, Pupils warned not to hug each other on A-level results day, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 06.08.2020

Schools Week, Labour seeks assurances over GCSE and A-level results amid claims of unfairness in Scotland, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 05.08.2020

BBC News, Scotland's exam results: John Swinney denies deprived pupils were penalised, (John Swinney, Scotland Education Secretary), 05.08.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: No exam for Scots to improve their grades, (John Swinney, Scotland Education Secretary), 05.08.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Teachers’ grades not credible, says Sturgeon, (John Swinney, Scotland Education Secretary), 05.08.2020

The Times, Bright pupils could miss top A-level grades, (Neil Roskilly, Chief Executive of ISA), 05.08.2020

BBC News, National moderation played 'important role' in grades, (John Swinney, Scotland Education Secretary), 04.08.2020

BBC News, Medical dream 'in tatters' after results downgraded by SQA, (John Swinney, Scotland Education Secretary), 04.08.2020

iNews, The backlash over exam grades in Scotland is a sign of things to come with GCSEs and A-levels in the rest of the UK, (John Swinney, Scotland Education Secretary), 04.08.2020

iNews, Exam results: Poorest pupils in Scotland more likely to have grades lowered than richest, (John Swinney, Scotland Education Secretary), 04.08.2020

The Telegraph, Unions support return to school but warn 'Plan B' needed in case of second lockdown, (Julie McCulloch, Director of Policy at ASCL), 04.08.2020

The Telegraph, 'Close shops and pubs to reopen schools,' says Children's Commissioner, (Julie McCulloch, Director of Policy at ASCL), 04.08.2020. Also in The Financial Times, The Times and BBC News

TES, SQA results day: 25% of teacher estimates 'adjusted', (John Swinney, Scotland Education Secretary), 04.08.2020

TES, SQA chief: ‘Teachers may have been optimistic’, (Fiona Robertson, Chief Executive of SQA), 04.08.2020

BBC News, Scotland's results day: Thousands of pupils have exam grades lowered, (John Swinney, Scotland Education Secretary), 04.08.2020

BBC News, Scotland's results day: Pass rates rise as Scottish pupils find out grades, (John Swinney, Scotland Education Secretary), 04.08.2020

BBC News, Scotland's results 2020: How grades were worked out in the no exams year, (John Swinney, Scotland Education Secretary), 04.08.2020

The Telegraph, GCSE English literature exam students to get choice of topics because of school closures, (Duncan Baldwin, Deputy Policy Director at ASCL), 04.08.2020

The Times, Poetry is a coronavirus casualty at GCSE exam pared back, (Duncan Baldwin, Deputy Policy Director at ASCL), 04.08.2020

Financial Times, Exam changes in England will not compensate for virus disruption, (Duncan Baldwin, Deputy Policy Director at ASCL), 04.08.2020

The Guardian, Unions say government has 'head in sand' over 2021 GCSEs and A-levels, (Duncan Baldwin, Deputy Policy Director at ASCL), 03.08.2020

The Herald, SQA accused of 'secrecy' amid warning over flurry of appeals as pupils receive results, (John Swinney, Scotland Education Secretary), 03.08.2020

TES, ‘Tinkering’ over huge challenge of 2021 GCSEs condemned, (Duncan Baldwin, Deputy Policy Director at ASCL), 03.08.2020

TES, When would local Covid spikes close schools, ask heads, (Julie McCulloch, Policy Director at ASCL), 03.08.2020

The Economist, The pandemic puts a strain on elite private schools, (Mark Lauder, Strathallan School) 02.08.2020 – Subscription required to view content

The Times, Ex-pupils angry at Gordonstoun plan for China outposts, (Lisa Kerr, Gordonstoun), 01.08.2020

The Telegraph, How to raise an alpha kid: the super-rich parent's guide to piano playing, (Wells Cathedral School; Chetham’s School of Music, Winchester College), 28.07.2020

TES, Could Covid help us rethink university applications?, (Steffan Griffiths, Nowrich School), 27.07.2020

The Telegraph, Boarding schools back in style as parents worry about a Covid-19 second wave, (Tim Hands, Winchester College; Stephen Jones, St Edward’s School Oxford, Rugby School, Bedales School, Stowe School, Shrewsbury School, Oundle School, Uppingham School, Cheltenham College), 27.07.2020

The Mail on Sunday, Now TEN schools tell pupils to wear face masks for when they return in September in defiance of Government advice that they are unnecessary, (Brighton College), 26.07.2020

The Guardian, Sixth-formers able to haggle for top UK universities under new grading system, (Barnaby Lenon, Chair at ISC), 25.07.2020

The Telegraph, Top private school had ‘culture of inflating predicted grades’, (Sevenoaks School), 24.07.2020

The Daily Mail, The school that locked down TOGETHER: Where other schools closed, these pupils stayed put... after its head teacher was inspired by the 'magical experience' of children who were evacuated in WWII, (Mark Waldron, Ryde School), 22.07.2020

The Telegraph, A-level and GCSE results set to be higher this summer than last year’s, exam watchdog says, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 21.07.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers' pay increase 'a kick in the teeth' for senior staff, union tells Rishi Sunak, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 21.07.2020

iNews, A-levels 2020: Universities urged to double check teachers’ grade predictions with schools if students miss offers, (Barnaby Lenon, Chair of ISC), 21.07.2020

BBC News, Back-to-office parents need childcare, says Starmer, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 20.07.2020

The Times, The Times view on the success of London schools: Education Challenge, (Brighton College, Eton College, Westminster School), 21.07.2020

The Times, Tale of two cities divided by chance of top degree, (Richard Cairns, Brighton College; Eton College), 21.07.2020

BBC News, Norwich School response to racism allegations 'disappointing', (Norwich School), 20.07.2020

The Telegraph, Boris Johnson to announce £2bn funding boost for state schools, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 20.07.2020

The Times, Girls show less ambition than boys in targeting elite university places, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 20.07.2020

The Guardian, 'Only a zealot would oppose': should the UK nationalise struggling private schools?, (Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School), 18.07.2020

TES, Exclusive: 89% teachers lack trust in DfE over Covid, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 17.07.2020

BBC News, 'No plan B' for exams if schools disrupted in autumn, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.07.2020

TES, Ofqual's 'reckless' lack of plan B for GCSEs 2021, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.07.2020

The Times, Teachers and pupils demand answers after IB grades fall, (St Edward’s School, Oxford), 14.07.2020

The Times, School’s out (still): how to keep your child motivated, (Julia Harrington, Queen Anne's School, Caversham), 11.07.2020

BBC News, GCSE and A-level results 'could be affected by bias', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 11.07.2020

TES, Heads told to sanction pupils for coughing over others, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 09.07.2020

iNews, Gavin Williamson is tearing up the target of 50% of people going to university, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 09.07.2020.  Also in The Telegraph, The Times, Financial Times, BBC News, The Guardian and TES

TES, Exclusive: Warning that 40% of GCSE grades may change, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 08.07.2020

Independent Education Today, Schools introduced ‘enhanced measures’ to support mental health during lockdown, says HMC, (Dan Harrison, Sedbergh School; Mark Ronan, The King’s Hospital School), 08.07.2020

The Telegraph, Headteachers call for exams to be cut back next year amid fears of a mental health crisis for young people, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 07.07.2020.  Also in BBC News, iNews and The Guardian

TES, January return of Ofsted inspections ‘wrong’, say heads, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 06.07.2020

The Telegraph, Ofsted to visit schools from September but inspectors will not judge lockdown learning, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 06.07.2020. Also in The Daily Mail,

The Guardian, Teachers urge suspension of English school league tables in 2021, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 05.07.2020

The Sunday Times, Private schools could be shut over racism, 05.07.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers should be vigilant for signs of abuse when schools reopen, NSPCC says, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 04.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Williamson lays down law on full-time school return, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 03.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Heads fear there’s no Plan B for schools if Covid-19 spikes over summer, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.07.2020

The Telegraph, Explained: the proposed changes to 2021 GCSE exams, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.07.2020

TES, No Ofsted until January but tables may be back in 2021, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.07.2020

inews, GCSEs and A-levels 2021: Exams start date could be delayed and changes made to assessment in some courses, Ofqual reveals, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.07.2020

The Times, New School coronavirus rules are mind-boggling, say heads, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.07.2020

The Telegraph, Explained: proposed changes to non-core GCSE exams for 2021, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.07.2020

The Telegraph, What do teachers make of the new 'back-to-school' guidelines?, (Mark Mortimer, Bryanston School), 02.07.2020

TES, Heads hit out over lack of cash for September opening, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.07.2020

TES, 75% of teachers want more online learning training, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.07.2020

TES, September school openings 'a mind-boggling challenge', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.07.2020

TES, Maintaining social distance: zombies, bubbles and food, (Harrow International School Bangkok), 02.07.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: School safety means two cases and pupils go home, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.07.2020

Financial Times, UK government lays out plan for full return to school in September, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.07.2020

The Times, Teachers must plan for online lessons in case of more closures, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.07.2020

TES, No Ofsted until January but tables may be back in 2021, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.07.2020

The Telegraph, Schools are reopening in September - what does the guidance say?, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.07.2020

iNews, GCSEs: Schools fear being charged ‘hundreds of thousands of pounds’ for autumn exams, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.07.2020

The Guardian, Are private schools serious about tackling racism? I give them a D-, (Westminster School), 01.07.2020

The Telegraph, Will schools fully reopen in September – and how will they work?, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.07.2020

The Times, Pupils who dispute teacher rating can sit autumn exam, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.07.2020

HEPI blog

CAGs rule OK, (Dennis Sherwood), 18.08.2020

Halfon right: Ofqual has more to do, (Dennis Sherwood & Rob Cuthbert), 14.07.2020

Other articles of interest

The Telegraph, Pupils to face GCSE and A-Level exam delay next summer, 31.08.2020

Financial Times, Covid-19 concern dissipates after Scottish schools reopen, 31.08.2020

The Times, Schools reopening: teachers put on alert for rowdy behaviour, 31.08.2020

Financial Times, Labour calls for 2021 exams to be pushed back, 30.08.2020

Financial Times, Sense of trepidation taints return to the classroom, 30.08.2020

The Telegraph, Parents risk their children's future if they do not send them back to school, Gavin Williamson says, 30.08.2020

The Telegraph, Headteachers to block their pupils’ return to the classroom, 30.08.2020

TES, Halfon: No algorithm if second wave hits exams in 2021, 30.08.2020

TES, Why I'm glad I chose this year to return to UK teaching, 30.08.2020

iNews, ’50:50 chance’ GCSE and A-level exams will be axed in 2021, says senior Tory, 30.08.2020

The Times, Mind the gap: why Blackpool pupils are two years behind, 30.08.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Life chances at risk if pupils don't return to school, Williamson says, 30.08.2020

The Times, 50:50 chance next summer’s exams will be scrapped, 30.08.2020

The Times, The Rapper’s Tale: grime Chaucer in ‘Black Lives Matter’ curriculum, 30.08.2020

The Times, “It’s been a nightmare”: why home schooling in lockdown was a lottery, 30.08.2020

TES, Could living through Covid make pupils more resilient?, 29.08.2020

The Times, Parents will keep pupils away if there is a second lockdown, 29.08.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Headteachers lack confidence in NHS Test and Trace and local lockdowns, 29.08.2020

Metro, Calls for investigation into exams scandal to ‘work out what went wrong’, 29.08.2020

The Telegraph, Reopening schools to deliver £70bn boost, 29.08.2020

iNews, Coronavirus latest: Scottish teachers raise concerns about pupils coughing on each other, 28.08.2020

Schools Week, Exams 2020: Education unions call for ‘urgent’ inquiry into grades fiasco, 28.08.2020

TES, Proportion of BAME teachers barely changes in a decade, 28.08.2020

TES, Ofqual's days could be numbered, says Halfon, 28.08.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Face coverings U-turn for England’s secondary schools, 26.08.2020

The Times, British teenagers crippled by fear of failure are least satisfied in Europe, 28.08.2020

iNews, Reopening schools: Teachers fear the Government’s ‘catch-up plan’ is not enough to close the attainment gap, 28.08.2020

The Daily Mail, NO healthy child has died from Covid in Britain: Scientists reveal the UK's six young fatalities already had serious health problems when they were hit by virus, 28.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Back to school... with staggered starts, bubble zones and SATURDAY lessons! 97% of head teachers say they are all set to welcome pupils back full-time as they unveil their coronavirus game plans for the new term. So how will things be different?, 28.08.2020

The Telegraph, Are face masks compulsory when schools reopen?, 27.08.2020

LBC News, Dozens of extra buses laid on as London schools return, 27.08.2020

The Guardian, Confusion over face masks as some schools in England could relax rules within days, 26.08.2020

The Times, No 10 forces out top schools mandarin Jonathan Slater after exams fiasco, 26.08.2020

BBC News, Chief education civil servant Jonathan Slater sacked after exams row, 26.08.2020

The Times, Poor pupils are 18 months behind classmates when they take GCSEs, 26.08.2020

Schools Week, The grading fiasco has not finished unravelling, 25.08.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Scottish high schools to introduce new face covering rules, 24.08.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Boris Johnson says it is 'vitally important' children return to class, 24.08.2020

The Telegraph, Gavin Williamson hits back at holiday critics by revealing he cancelled family break to stay in UK, 23.08.2020

The Times, I was working on ‘holiday’ trip to Scarborough, insists Gavin Williamson, 23.08.2020

The Guardian, Keir Starmer tells Boris Johnson: your chaos puts schools return at risk, 23.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Don't let our children down again: Voters blast Boris Johnson for his silence on exams fiasco and demand he must not fail to reopen schools next month, 22.08.2020

The Telegraph, Boris Johnson: failure to reopen schools is not an option, 22.08.2020

The Times, Official increase pressure on Gavin Williamson for independent inquiry, 21.08.2020

The Times, Middle-class children may be forced to take gap year, 21.08.2020

BBC News, Pupils get record GCSE grades as BTecs are pulled, 20.08.2020

BBC News, Students to be offered first choice places, says minister, 20.08.2020

The Telegraph, GCSE results day sees highest grades since records began, 20.08.2020

The Telegraph, Almost 100 per cent of A-levels were passed after the Government's grades U-turn, figures show, 20.08.2020

The Telegraph, Universities told to prioritise giving places to poorer students, 20.08.2020

The Times, A-level results: Students offered cash to defer university places for a year, 20.08.2020

The Telegraph, Half a million BTEC students told: You won’t get results on time, 20.08.2020

The Times, Gavin Williamson was warned about risk of exam fiasco, 20.08.2020

The Telegraph, Government has 'full confidence' in Ofqual after exams row, says DfE, 20.08.2020

BBC News, A-levels: Algorithm at centre of grading crisis 'unlawful' says Labour, 19.08.2020

The Times, GCSE results: grades to rise in all subjects, 19.08.2020

The Times, Exam results: Don’t use officials to deflect blame, Gavin Williamson is told, 19.08.2020

The Times, Gavin Williamson bows to pressure and backs Ofqual, 19.08.2020

The Times, Scramble for university places after A-level exam U-turn, 18.08.2020

The Telegraph, GCSE results date confirmed as Blunkett calls for 'Nightingale' drive to expand sixth form capacity, 18.08.2020

The Telegraph, Boris Johnson stands ground as pressure for autumn Cabinet shake-up grows, 18.08.2020

The Telegraph, Universities demand more money to take on extra students after A-levels U-turn, 18.08.2020

The Telegraph, Universities admissions chaos predicted as Oxbridge faces having to let down over 1,500 students, 17.08.2020

The Times, Gavin Williamson apologises as he backs down on A-level and GCSE results, 17.08.2020

The Telegraph, Gavin Williamson blames Ofqual as he confirms A-level and GCSE exam results U-turn, 17.08.2020

TES, IB offers new grades to tackle 'algorithm' controversy, 17.08.2020

Financial Times, A-level and GCSE students to have downgraded results restored, 17.08.2020 (FT Premium access required to view content)

TES, IB offers new grades to tackle 'algorithm' controversy, 17.08.2020

Schools Week, Teacher grades to be awarded in major government U-turn after results fiasco – reports, 17.08.2020

BBC News, A-levels and GCSEs: Predicted results to be used for Welsh exam grades, 17.08.2020

The Telegraph, Education Secretary to award teachers' predicted grades for A-levels and GCSEs in major U-turn, 17.08.2020

The Times, A-level results: Anger boils over after regulator drops guidelines within hours, 17.08.2020

The Times, A-level results: Grades by algorithm face legal test, 17.08.2020

The Independent, Northern Ireland to let teachers decide GCSE grades after A-level algorithm fiasco, 17.08.2020

BBC News, GCSEs: NI results to be based on teacher predictions, 17.08.2020

The Telegraph, Accepting all predicted grades may be our only way out of this mess, 17.08.2020

iNews, How are GCSE grades calculated? This year’s results explained, and how the numerical grading system works, 17.08.2020

The Times, GCSE creator calls for delay in results to repair flawed system, 17.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Algorithms can cause real harm... said head of Ofqual, the quango that drew up controversial system for downgrading A-level results, 17.08.2020

The Mirror, Stormzy's Merky Foundation pledges £500k to fund underprivileged students, 17.08.2020. Also in The Guardian

The Financial Times, Anger grows as study shows English A-levels missed regulator’s target, 17.08.2020 (FT Premium access required to view content)

The Financial Times, International Baccalaureate to revise student grades, 17.08.2020 (FT Premium access required to view content)

The Independent, Pupils can use coursework and mocks to appeal exam results, Ofqual says in new guidance, 16.08.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, If the schools fiasco continues, Gavin Williamson will have to go, 16.08.2020

The Independent, A-level results: ‘Rampant’ grade inflation in Latin and classics, while state schools unfairly hit by lowered marks, charity says, 16.08.2020

The Independent, A-level results: How the government’s ‘chaotic’ response to exam cancellations unfolded 16.08.2020

TES, GCSEs 2020: Call to delay results over flawed algorithm, 16.08.2020

TES, As schools reopen, remember no one is 'just' a teacher, 16.08.2020

TES, A levels: ‘Farcical’ Ofqual has ‘sown confusion’, 16.08.2020

TES, Among everything else, spare a thought for the Year 12s, 16.08.2020

TES, Ministers tell parents it is safe to go back to school, 16.08.2020

TES, Ofqual’s algorithm issues ‘more severe’ at GCSE level, 16.08.2020

TES, A-levels: Review 2-grade markdowns or U-turn, say heads, 16.08.2020

TES, GCSE results day: What might we see on Thursday?, 16.08.2020

The Metro, Gavin Williamson urged to delay GCSE results after A Levels were downgraded, 16.08.2020

The Guardian, A-level student launches legal bid against Ofqual, 16.08.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Oxford University urged by 15 former Student Union presidents to honour all offers, 16.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Pupils CAN now use teachers' predicted grades to challenge GCSE and A-Levels results as ministers are accused of doing a 'Sturgeon by the back door' after major U-turn, 16.08.2020

iNews, When do UK schools go back? How Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland’s primary and secondary schools are reopening, 16.08.2020

iNews, A-level students launch legal challenge over results chaos as pressure grows on Gavin Williamson to resign, 16.08.2020

iNews, ‘Back to school safely’ campaign seeks to assure parents that reopening schools is safe, 16.08.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Oxford University urged by 15 former Student Union presidents to honour all offers, 16.08.2020

The Sun, BACK TO SCHOOL Parents to be reassured it’s safe to send kids to school as part of new drive, 16.08.2020

Sky News, Coronavirus: 'Schools are safe' campaign aims to persuade parents to send kids to class, 16.08.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, How can I appeal my A-level results? Advice for students who are unhappy with their grades, 16.08.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, How to recession-proof your degree choice, 16.08.2020

Sky News, A-level exam results fury grows as Ofqual suddenly suspends appeals policy, 16.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer risks union wrath after saying he 'expects' all pupils to be back in classrooms next month, 16.08.2020

The Sunday Times, Scottish teachers braced for a rise in victims of abuse, 16.08.2020

Schools Week, Ofqual REMOVES mock exam appeals policy just hours after publication, 16.08.2020

The Independent, Government launches national advertising campaign amid fears parents afraid to send children back to classrooms, 16.08.2020

The Independent, A-level results protest: Students call for the government to ‘make the U-turn’ as they demonstrate in London for second day, 15.08.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Government cannot ‘open everything’ if schools are to return safely, Independent Sage warns, 15.08.2020

The Telegraph, Aced your A-levels? Here's how to upgrade your university place, 15.08.2020

The Telegraph, The top 12 degree subjects for getting a job, 15.08.2020

The Telegraph, British universities have become indoctrination camps. A reckoning is long overdue, 15.08.2020

The Telegraph, We risk sabotaging the lives of the most vulnerable children if schools do not reopen for all, 15.07.2020 

The Telegraph, Ministers face judicial review over A-level results, 15.08.2020

The Guardian, Controversial exams algorithm to set 97% of GCSE results, 15.08.2020

The Times, A-level results: Ofqual failed students, say statisticians, 15.08.2020

The Times, Free appeals for pupils over poor A-level grades, 15.08.2020

The Times, Gavin Williamson interview: ‘In Scotland there were no checks . . . it degrades every single exam result’, 15.08.2020

The Times, A-level results: Too late for Oxbridge even if you win appeal, 15.08.2020

iNews, How A-level grade appeals work – and who can apply for them, 15.08.2020

iNews, Tory education minister Nick Gibb confronted by angry A-level student: ‘You have ruined my life’, 15.08.2020

iNews, Families urged to keep up-to-date with children’s vaccinations to avoid piling further pressure on the NHS, 15.08.2020

iNews, When do UK schools go back? How Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland’s primary and secondary schools are reopening, 15.08.2020

BBC News, A-levels and GCSEs: Student tells minister 'you've ruined my life', 15.08.2020

LBC News, Parent of Harrow pupils says it's been a 'non-stop disadvantage' after A-level fiasco, 14.08.2020

TES, DfE admits disadvantaged A-level students lost out, 14.08.2020

TES, How many students cried themselves to sleep last night?, 14.08.2020

TES, How will school transitions go in the year of Covid-19?, 14.08.2020

TES, How to help primary children reintegrate after lockdown, 14.08.2020

TES, Unis and employers asked to 'show empathy' over grades, 14.08.2020

TES, 'Grades have never been a fair summary of achievement', 14.08.2020

TES, GCSE and A level 2020: Guide to subject access requests, 14.08.2020

TES, A-level appeals to be free for downgraded students, 14.08.2020

TES, A levels: Manchester mayor considers legal challenge, 14.08.2020

TES, A-level results legal challenge set to launch, 14.08.2020

TES, Independent Sage: 5 steps to maintain reopened schools, 14.08.2020

TES, Experts warn of school reopening 'super-spreader' risk, 14.08.2020

TES, Exams 2020: Guide to appealing GCSE and A-level grades, 14.08.2020

TES, What if teacher grades are more accurate than exams?, 14.08.2020

TES, 'Is this the last August results day you'll ever see?', 14.08.2020

TES, Equality watchdog intervenes over A-level results, 14.08.2020

TES, LISTEN: A-Level and GCSE results furore latest round-up, 14.08.2020

TES, SQA launches two consultations on 2021 exams, 14.08.2020

The Independent, Scrap ‘heartbreaking injustice’ of A-level testing system, Keir Starmer urges government, 14.08.2020

iNews, A-level results fiasco: ‘My son lost his place at Oxford after being downgraded six grades, 14.08.2020

iNews, Schools reopening in Scotland: Tales of fears and cheers as mum says her daughter, 9, ‘comes home happy every day’, 14.08.2020

iNews, A-level results: Student threatening legal action over grade fiasco ‘won’t hesitate’ to take Government to court, 14.08.2020

iNews, A-level results 2020: Cautious Keir Starmer calling for a Scottish-style exams U-turn shows it is possible, 14.08.2020

iNews, A-level results 2020: Refugee in care system ‘devastated’ and ‘stuck’ after downgrading ends dream to go to Manchester University, 14.08.2020

iNews, Oxford’s Worcester College to disregard A-level results and honour all offers, 14.08.2020

iNews, A-level results 2020: Government to fund all grade appeals in bid to appease angry Tories, 14.08.2020

The Independent, A-level ‘chaos’ risks widening north-south divide, regional leaders warn, 14.08.2020

The Telegraph, Tory MP calls for exam algorithm to be published amid fears it disadvantaged poorer pupils, 14.08.2020

The Telegraph, Exam appeals made free amid fears GCSE results will be bigger disaster than A-levels, 14.08.2020

The Telegraph, This A-Levels fiasco proves there's no substitute for real exams, 14.08.2020

Financial Times, English state schools can appeal against A-level grades for free, 14.08.2020 (FT Premium access required to view content)

Financial Times, A-level pupils face year’s delay to admission even if grades reinstated, 14.08.2020 (FT Premium access required to view content)

The Times, Poorer teenagers win a record number of places at university, 14.08.2020

The Times, Tory MPs revolt over ‘shambolic’ A levels, 14.08.2020

Financial Times, Labour calls for U-turn on A-level grading, 14.08.2020  (FT Premium access required to view content)

The Telegraph, A-Levels 2020: Who are the grade-adjusting algorithm's winners and losers? , 14.08.2020

The Telegraph, As schools reopen, millions of refugee children risk being left behind, campaigners warn, 14.08.2020

Financial Times, A-level results chaos will have lasting impact on class of 2021, (FT Premium access required to view content), 14.08.2020

The Guardian, Equalities body warns it may step in after A-level downgrades in England, 13.08.2020

The Guardian, 'I feel useless': A-level students in England tell of their disbelief after downgrades, 13.08.2020

Schools Week, A-level results 2020: 8 key trends in England’s data, 13.08.2020

Schools Week, A-level results 2020: B grades most likely to be downgraded, 13.08.2020

The Guardian, Top universities accused of inflexibility over A-level downgrades, 13.08.2020

TES, WATCH: Williamson challenged by angry head on live TV, 13.08.2020

iNews, John Swinney survives closest no confidence vote in history of Scottish Parliament, 13.08.2020

The Telegraph, We cannot be anything other than bitterly disappointed by our A-level results, 13.08.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers accused of submitting 'implausibly high' predicted grades as A-level results row grows, 13.08.2020

The Telegraph, Letters: As economic reality hits, the folly of a nationwide lockdown is laid bare, 13.08.2020

Financial Times, Were this year’s A-level results fair?, 13.08.2020, (FT Premium access required to view content)

Financial Times, UK school-leavers have been sorely let down, 13.08.2020, (FT Premium access required to view content)

Financial Times, Ministers under pressure to review A-level results, 13.08.2020, (FT Premium access required to view content)

The Guardian, Downgraded A-level students urged to join possible legal action, 13.08.2020

TES, A levels 2020: Languages see big leap in top grades, 13.08.2020

iNews, A-level results 2020: Record number of ‘disadvantaged’ pupils to study for degrees, 13.08.2020

iNews, A-level results 2020: Keir Starmer says grading system has gone ‘horribly wrong’ and urges Boris Johnson to consider a U-turn, 13.08.2020

iNews, A-level results 2020: Bravo to Gavin Williamson and John Swinney for their bold revival of the dunce’s hat, 13.08.2020

iNews, A-level results 2020: School leaders hit by algorithm complain of ‘dog’s dinner’, 13.08.2020

TES, Growing backlash over A-level results, 13.08.2020

TES, Williamson: We spent 'considerable time' on mocks plan, 13.08.2020

TES, A-levels 2020: 'I felt I had been robbed', 13.08.2020

TES, WATCH: ‘Keep teacher’s A-level grades – they knew best', 13.08.2020

TES, SQA results: The 'exams debacle' without exams, 13.08.2020

TES, A levels 2020: 'No bias' in grading, Ofqual says, 13.08.2020

TES, Why politicians’ mistake was seeking a perfect solution, 13.08.2020

TES, A levels 2020: Teachers praised for grading accuracy, 13.08.2020

TES, A-level results: 'I've lost confidence in government', 13.08.2020

TES, 'Serious doubt over independence of SQA exams system', 13.08.2020

TES, A levels 2020: Science entries in decline, 13.08.2020

TES, A levels 2020: 39% of teachers' grades moderated down, 13.08.2020

TES, A levels 2020: Languages see big leap in top grades, 13.08.2020

TES, A levels 2020: Record 9% of entries get top A* grades, 13.08.2020

TES, A levels: Private schools get far larger A/A* rise, 13.08.2020

Schools Week, Sixth form colleges cry foul over standardisation as principals report problems with A-level results, 13.08.2020

BBC News, A-levels in Wales: Minister makes pledge on this year's grades, 13.08.2020

The Guardian, Mock, shock and appeal: your A-level crisis kit, 13.08.2020

TES, A levels 2020: Results day LIVE, 13.08.2020

The Guardian, A-level results day 2020 live: 39.1% of pupils' grades in England downgraded, 13.08.2020

BBC News, A-levels: Pupils in Wales post record top grades, 13.08.2020

BBC News, A-levels: Over a third of NI results lower than estimated grades, 13.08.2020

iNews, How the appeal A-level results 2020: The triple-lock grades can be changed to mocks – or you can take a written exam, 13.08.2020

iNews, Ucas Tariff points calculator 2020: how many points A-level grades and BTEC equivalents carry explained, 13.08.2020

iNews, A-level results day 2020: What time grades are released today, and how they are being calculated after exams were cancelled, 13.08.2020

The Times, Children far less likely to transmit coronavirus, study finds, 13.08.2020

The Times, Adjusted A-level results put Scots ahead in search for university places, 13.08.2020

The Times, A-level results: Pupils warned to be patient as clearing staff work from home, 13.08.2020

The Telegraph, A-level results day Q&A: all your 'what if' questions answered, 13.08.2020

The Telegraph, University 2020: Your 10 key A-level results questions answered, 13.08.2020

The Telegraph, Can I appeal my A-level results? Advice for students who are unhappy with their grades, 13.08.2020

TES, A levels: 40% of teacher-assessed grades changed, 12.08.2020

TES, 'Unreliable' mocks are open to cheats, teachers warn, 12.08.2020

TES, SQA: ‘We did what we were told on results moderation’, 12.08.2020

TES, A-level results 2020: What to say to students, 12.08.2020

TES, A-level student: 'We were forgotten – simply dropped', 12.08.2020

TES, Ofqual: No mock A-level appeals details until next week, 12.08.2020

TES, Results day 2020: 6 problems with mock exam grades, 12.08.2020

TES, A-level results: 'Last-minute changes don't help us', 12.08.2020

TES, School staff to receive Covid-19 testing ‘on demand’, 12.08.2020

TES, 'Schools will abandon IGCSEs because of this grading', 12.08.2020

TES, A-level results: Will learners get the 'right' grades?, 12.08.2020

TES, 'Teachers are right to be bloody furious', 12.08.2020

TES, Why teaching the IB helps address global issues, 12.08.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Children play limited role in transmission of coronavirus, study shows, 12.08.2020

The Guardian, Letters - Exams: bad ideology and bad technology, 12.08.2020

iNews, A-level results 2020: In a cruel exchange, students have been dealt a summer of uncertainty over grades, 12.08.2020

The Mirror, Thousands more children to get free laptops to help them study from home, 12.08.2020

BBC News, Williamson apologises for school and exam disruption, 12.08.2020. Also in TES

The Telegraph, Grade inflation would devalue A-level results of Covid generation, Education Secretary warns, 12.08.2020

The Telegraph, The system for determining A-level results in England is both robust and fair, 12.08.2020

The Telegraph, Our Covid cohort of students will need more mental health support than ever, 12.08.2020

TES, A levels and GCSEs will need appeals for mocks to count, 12.08.2020

The Guardian, ‘It’s a buyer’s market’: universities brace for the biggest clearing day yet, 12.08.2020

iNews, First-generation university students more likely to drop out, research finds, 12.08.2020

iNews, A-level results 2020: Universities will be flexible with admissions process and should look at grades more holistically, 12.08.2020

BBC News, Scottish school pupils have results upgraded, 12.08.2020

Sky News, Coronavirus: A-level students in England can use mock results to get into university, 12.08.2020

BBC News, Students want exam results upgraded across UK, 11.08.2020

Schools Week, Starmer: Government risks ‘robbing a generation of their future’, 11.08.2020

The Guardian, The Guardian view on A-level algorithms: failing the test of fairness, 11.08.2020

The Independent, Keep moderation for grades, headteachers and teachers in England say ahead of A-level and GCSE results day, 11.08.2020

TES, Nearly half of IGCSE and IA-level grades changed, 11.08.2020

TES, ‘Huge’ changes to International Baccalaureate exams, 11.08.2020

The Telegraph, Businesses should not expect parents to be back at the office full time during autumn, headteachers warn, 11.08.2020

The Telegraph, Pressure grows to scrap exam downgrades for A-level students, 11.08.2020

The Telegraph, A-level and GCSE results 2020: how will grades be calculated without exams?, 11.08.2020

The Telegraph, Give the Class of 2020 the grades they deserve , 11.08.2020

The Telegraph, Swinney to reverse 124,000 qualification downgrades following exams results day outrage, 11.08.2020

The Times, Secondary school pupils spread coronavirus like adults, 11.08.2020

iNews, A-level results: Last-minute overhaul gives students the right to choose whether to accept grades, take mock result or sit exam, 11.08.2020

iNews, Coronavirus risk in schools: Gavin Williamson under pressure to publish PHE report on schools’ transmission rates, 11.08.2020

iNews, A-level results 2020: Universities braced for shortfalls in student numbers amid concerns they will defer places, 11.08.2020

iNews, Gavin Williamson says there’s ‘little evidence’ coronavirus spreads in schools – here’s what the current science says, 11.08.2020

iNews, Scotland exam results: Tens of thousands of pupils to receive higher grades after SQA results fiasco, 11.08.2020

iNews, Scotland exam results: Nicola Sturgeon’s dramatic U-turn on SQA grades may prove to be one of her most important ahead of election, 11.08.2020

The Sun, TESTING TIMES All 125,000 Scottish Higher grades which were marked down are overturned and replaced with teachers’ mark, 11.08.2020

TES, Nearly half of IGCSE and IA-level grades changed, 11.08.2020

TES, ‘Huge’ changes to International Baccalaureate exams, 11.08.2020

TES, DfE looking at ways to track pupil progress post-Covid, 11.08.2020

TES, GCSEs: It's time we examined our motives on assessments, 11.08.2020

TES, England 'will not follow' Scotland's exam grades U-turn, 11.08.2020

TES, SQA results: 'Swinney's announcement is momentous', 11.08.2020

TES, SQA results U-turn: College places to be made available, 11.08.2020

TES, It's exam-only assessment that has led us to this mess, 11.08.2020

TES, SQA results: All downgraded results to be withdrawn, 11.08.2020

TES, Schools must be ‘super vigilant’ for Covid-19 symptoms, 11.08.2020

TES, Scottish schools reopen but many teachers 'unprepared', 11.08.2020

TES, A levels: Universities urged to wait for appeal results, 11.08.2020

iNews, A-level results 2020: Universities urged by the Government to hold places for students appealing grades, 11.08.2020

The Times, 150,000 free computers will help vulnerable children work at home, 11.08.2020

iNews, When do schools go back in Scotland? How reopening primary and secondary schools works, and the key dates, 11.08.2020

iNews, When is GCSE results day 2020? Date and time grades are out, and how they are calculated after exams cancelled, 11.08.2020

The Times, Secondary school pupils spread coronavirus like adults, 11.08.2020

The Times, Wait for A-level appeals, universities told, 11.08.2020

The Telegraph, Universities told to hold open places for students while they appeal A-level results, 11.08.2020 

The Guardian, Pressure grows on ministers over England A-level results 'mess', 11.08.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Pupils in Scotland begin returning to school, 11.08.2020

The Guardian, 'This is very unfair': anxious wait for A-level results in England, 11.08.2020

TES, A-level grade predictions 'a near-impossible task', 11.08.2020

TES, Run for cover – the results-day storm is coming, 11.08.2020

The Times, University is worth it, but go in with your eyes open, 11.08.2020

The Telegraph, 'Over expansion' of universities leaves students with 'heavy debts for little economic benefit', think tank warnsv, 11.08.2020

The Times, The Times view on the importance of getting children back to school: Class Struggle, 11.08.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: PM understands 'anxiety' over exam grading, 10.08.2020

iNews, Nicola Sturgeon apologises to thousands of Scottish pupils who had exam results downgraded, 10.08.2020. Also in Sky News, The Telegraph, BBC News

The Guardian, Sturgeon promises urgent review of 124,000 downgraded exam results, 10.08.2020

New Statesman, Why Nicola Sturgeon’s apology over Scotland’s exams calamity isn’t enough, 10.08.2020

The Scotsman, Two-thirds of teachers support mandatory masks for older pupils, 10.08.2020

The Telegraph, September schools showdown is make or break for Boris Johnson, 10.08.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Two-thirds of parents are nervous about sending children to class despite Boris Johnson push to get kids back, 10.08.2020

iNews, Schools reopening in Scotland: Two-thirds of teachers worried despite safety assurances, 10.08.2020

The Telegraph, Russell Group universities prepare to lower entry grades after struggle to fill courses, 10.08.2020. Also in The Financial Times

The Times, Don’t catastrophise bad A-level results, parents told, 10.08.2020

The Times, Homeschoolers to be left without grades, 10.08.2020

The Times, ‘Make virus tests routine for teachers and pupils’, 10.08.2020

The Times, Unions agree to reopen schools but insist teachers must be safe, 10.08.2020

The Times, Humiliated Swinney in bid to quell exams row, 10.08.2020

The Times, Almost half of teachers say it’s still unsafe to reopen schools, 10.08.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Little evidence of Covid transmission in schools, says Williamson, 10.08.2020

The Times, Unions agree to reopen schools but insist teachers must be safe, 10.08.2020

The Times, Cast aside assumptions about how schools work to ensure Covid safety in September and beyond, 10.08.2020

The Guardian, University clearing set to be the busiest ever, experts warn, 10.08.2020

The Telegraph, Russell Group universities prepare to lower entry grades after struggle to fill courses, 10.08.2020

The Guardian, Tough choices need to be made, but reopening schools is a priority, 09.08.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Statistics watchdog urged to investigate exam regulator over secrecy and data handling, 09.08.2020

The Guardian, Poetry saved me. Don’t deny it to next generation, pleads award-winner, 09.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Race against time to appeal: Thousands of A-level pupils face missing out on university places if marks estimated by teachers are downgraded - as UCAS predicts busiest EVER year for clearing, 09.08.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, School coronavirus outbreaks 'exception not the norm', first major study across Europe finds, 09.08.2020

TES, ​​​​​​​Coronavirus: How will practical lessons work?, 09.08.2020

TES, 'Very little evidence' coronavirus is spread in schools, 09.08.2020

TES, Gibb: Heads can choose to let teachers wear face masks, 09.08.2020

The Sunday Times, Children will suffer if exams aren’t axed, 09.08.2020

The Sunday Times, Boris Johnson: Children suffer more by staying home, 09.08.2020

The Sunday Times, ‘Pupils pose little risk of spreading Covid’, 09.08.2020

The Sunday Times, We must all pull together to get children back to school, 09.08.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Government must be prepared to intervene over exam results, children’s tsar says, 09.08.2020

iNews, Is the reopening of schools safe? The scientific evidence is mixed, 09.08.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Swinney to announce major u-turn over results day downgrade 'shambles', 09.08.2020

BBC News, John Swinney 'hears anger' of pupils over SQA results, 09.08.2020

The Independent, Schools to receive £40m in funding to set up socially-distant transport networks, 08.08.2020

The Telegraph, Ofqual chief: 'This is the fairest way to award grades without exams', 08.08.2020

The Telegraph, Schools will be last to close if second wave strikes, Boris Johnson vows, 08.08.2020

The Telegraph, Exam chief defends marking system, 08.08.2020

The Telegraph, What will become of the Class of 2020 on the most chaotic A-level results day of a generation?, 08.08.2020

The Times, Schools bring in the lawyers to prepare for A-level appeals, 08.08.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Swinney under fire amid claims pupils face 9-month appeal wait, 08.08.2020

iNews, GCSE and A-Level results 2020: Pupils prepare to collect exam grades amid Covid-19 chaos, 08.08.2020

The Times, Gangs in class: this is our normal life, say children, 08.08.2020

The Times, The Times view on criminals in schools: Gang Education, 08.08.2020

TES, Covid-19: £40m to help pupils travel to school 'safely', 08.08.2020

The Independent, Equality in education means getting a job due to competence, not who you know, 08.08.2020

Bloomberg, U.K. Reassures Overseas Parents Over Private School Virus Safety, 07.08.2020

The Times, Disadvantaged pupils to lose out under PM’s ‘levelling up’ crusade, 07.08.2020

The Herald, Scots schools Covid safety fears as teachers survey reveals "high degree of concern" over re-opening, 07.08.2020

TES, Most teachers fear reopening schools is unsafe – survey, 07.08.2020

The Telegraph, Should I take a gap year during the coronavirus pandemic?, 07.08.2020

BBC News, School funding plan 'benefits wealthier pupils most', 07.08.2020

Schools Week, Pupils required to self-isolate will not be marked ‘absent’, DfE confirms, 06.08.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Boris Johnson insists all pupils should be back in school by September to help economy recover, 06.08.2020

The Telegraph, Sturgeon: I would 'very possibly' have joined in protest against my own exams policy, 06.08.2020. Also in TES

TES, GCSEs and A-level results 2020: How schools can appeal, 06.08.2020

TES, SQA chief to face MSPs over results controversy, 06.08.2020

TES, We must open schools – whatever the sacrifice needed, 06.08.2020

The Times, Education expert: lower grades were reasonable, 06.08.2020

TES, Exclusive: Ofsted won’t check schools on Covid safety, 06.08.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Older pupils may cover up when classes restart, 06.08.2020

iNews, Schools will fully reopen in September but Government cannot ‘decree’ they will always be last to close, says minister Nick Gibb, 05.08.2020

The Guardian, Schools reopening in England risks sharp rise in Covid cases, says expert, 05.08.2020

Schools Week, Exams 2021: All the AS and A-level changes, subject by subject, 05.08.2020

TES, Exclusive: School tracks teachers 24/7 to fight Covid, 05.08.2020

iNews, GCSEs and A-levels 2020: Teachers advised to tell students their predicted grades if they miss college and university offers, 05.06.2020

The Telegraph, Teaching union threatens that 'many' schools will not open in September, 05.08.2020

The Telegraph, Face masks in schools should not be ruled out, Children’s Commissioner says, 05.08.2020

The Telegraph, Scotland's exam result fiasco is coming to England, 05.08.2020

The Telegraph, Swinney under mounting pressure after exams day 'debacle', 05.08.2020

The Telegraph, Scotland's exam results show how badly teachers have let down their pupils, 05.08.2020

TES, GCSE and A level 2020: Guide to subject access requests, 05.08.2020

TES, SQA results day 2020: Analysis of SQA's methodology, 05.08.2020

TES, 81% of parents worry about Covid impact on GCSE results, 05.08.2020

TES, SQA results: 'Scottish education failed in three ways', 05.08.2020

TES, Schools 'on top of' Covid-19 safety, say most parents, 05.08.2020

TES, Aberdeen in lockdown – but schools will open next week, 05.08.2020

TES, 'Real risk' that secondary openings cause Covid spike, 05.08.2020

TES, Schools should be 'the last places to be locked down', 05.08.2020

TES, Covid tests for all teachers ‘essential’ for safety, 05.08.2020

The Times, Scottish Qualifications Authority has failed children in every way, 05.08.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: School exam results: Can pupils appeal and will they get into university?, 05.08.2020

TES, Covid tests for all teachers ‘essential’ for safety, 05.08.2020

The Independent, Headteachers say better test and trace system needed to give students and parents ‘confidence’ to return, 05.08.2020

The Telegraph, Can children catch coronavirus? What worried parents need to know ahead of the return to school, 04.08.2020

TES, Revealed: How Covid catch-up tutors will be chosen, 04.08.2020

The Telegraph, Almost 125,000 students see predicted grades lowered on Scottish exam results day, 04.08.2020. Also in The Financial Times

The Telegraph, Exams system branded 'disgusting' as pupils see 'careers ruined' by failure in tests they never sat, 04.08.2020

The Telegraph, Scotland's children have been let down by this exams fiasco, 04.08.2020

The Telegraph, A 'generational catastrophe': 24 million children will never return to school post-Covid, UN warns, 04.08.2020. Also in TES

TES, 'SQA was warned about impact on disadvantaged students', 04.08.2020

TES, SQA results: 'Am I dishonest? Am I unprofessional?', 04.08.2020

TES, SQA results day 2020 – by the numbers, 04.08.2020

TES, SQA results day: Why there really is no wrong path, 04.08.2020

TES, Pubs or schools? Is Covid policy written on a beer mat?, 04.08.2020

TES, Why teachers will be on the frontline of Covid fallout, 04.08.2020

The Sun, Schools & councils will be given millions of pounds to put on extra bus services to get all kids back in the classroom, 04.08.2020

iNews, Rising food poverty stopped children from learning during lockdown, charity says, 04.08.2020

The Scotsman, Exam body braced for record appeals as Scots pupils receive their results, 04.08.2020

The Times, Schools to get coronavirus testing squads to help them stay open, 04.08.2020

TES, Opening schools risks double strength second Covid wave, 03.08.2020

iNews, Schools could stay closed in September if coronavirus cases spike in their area, 03.08.2020

Schools Week, Exams 2021: Ofqual confirms changes in certain subjects, but no decision yet on delaying exams, 03.08.2020

The Telegraph, Reopening schools without better test and trace 'threatens second wave twice as big as first', 03.08.2020

The Telegraph, New 90-minute virus tests will be rolled out in schools, Matt Hancock confirms, 03.08.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers demand major changes ahead of Scottish schools reopening, 03.08.2020

TES, Opening schools risks double strength second Covid wave, 03.08.2020

TES, Ofqual: No calculated grades for 2020-21 qualifications, 03.08.2020

TES, 'Significant concerns' over reopening of schools, 03.08.2020

TES, English GCSE pupils can drop a text in 2021, 03.08.2020

TES, A levels 'won’t be valid verdict' unless content is cut, 03.08.2020

TES, Please, stop making results about girls versus boys, 03.08.2020

iNews, Schools could stay closed in September if coronavirus cases spike in their area, 03.08.2020

iNews, Coronavirus latest: 1,000 pupils a day could use 90-minute Covid-19 test, Sir John Bell says, 03.08.2020

The Times, The Times view on education after the coronavirus lockdown: Back to School, 03.08.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: No school for thousands, 03.08.2020

iNews, Government insists September school reopening ‘is safe’ as unions and experts sound fresh alarm, 02.08.2020

The Sun, There will be no exams… but the country’s schoolkids will still make the grade, 02.08.2020

The Sunday Times, Schools’ plan B for autumn Covid spike: online lessons for all, 02.08.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Schools will be ready for September - minister, 02.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Regular exercise can help boost pupils' exam grades and develop cognitive skills, research says, 02.08.2020

The Guardian, Teachers and scientists sound alarm over plans to reopen schools in England, 02.08.2020

The Sunday Times, Poll finds majority of Scots support full‑time return to school, 02.08.2020

TES, This will be an SQA results day without precedent, 02.08.2020

The Telegraph, Students should use previous work to justify grades to universities and employers, minister says, 01.08.2020

The Daily Mail, Ministers promise exasperated parents that schools will reopen full-time in the autumn - despite Whitehall 'murmurings' it will only be part-time, 01.08.2020

The Telegraph, We can no longer expect the young to carry our burdens, 01.08.2020

The Scotsman, John Swinney ‘understands’ teacher anxiety over schools return, 01.08.2020

The Telegraph, Automatic green light for building new homes, hospitals and schools in biggest shake-up since WW2, 01.08.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Pubs 'may need to shut' to allow schools to reopen, 01.08.2020

The Times, Boris Johnson slams brakes on easing of lockdown, 01.08.2020

The Times, Help for disadvantaged maths pupils, 01.08.2020

The Telegraph, Schools should be classified alongside nuclear plants to stop lockdown closures, academics say, 31.07.2020

iNews, Teenagers who resist gender stereotypes do better in their GCSEs, according to Cambridge University study, 31.07.2020

The Times, Heads blame cuts as 41 children are expelled each day, 31.07.2020

iNews, Reopening schools in September a ‘priority’ — but other things may have to close for it to happen, hints Chris Whitty, 31.07.2020

The Guardian, Women 'put careers on hold' to home school during UK Covid-19 lockdown, 30.07.2020

TES, Lack of jobs forcing trainees out, warn teachers, 30.07.2020

The Telegraph, A-level results day 2020 checklist: your guide to timings and the changes to expect this year, 30.07.2020

The Telegraph, Our uniform attachment to school wear needs a makeover, 30.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Schools given extra week for phased return, 30.07.2002

BBC News, Black pupils face trebled exclusion rate in some areas of England, 30.07.2020

The Herald, Teachers to cover faces in enclosed spaces while pupils could be banned from bringing items into schools, 30.07.2020

iNews, Gap between rich and poor students going to university widest for more than a decade, 30.07.2020

iNews, Coronavirus in Scotland: Secondary pupils to be told to keep their distance when schools return, 30.07.2020

iNews, Coronavirus latest: British boarding schools chartering flights to make sure Chinese pupils arrive next term, 30.07.2020

The Guardian, Trainee teacher applications surge by 65% in England, 30.07.2020

Schools Week, New teacher employment rate drops, but trainee application surge continues, 30.07.2020

The Guardian, 'Tone-deaf' ministers reject BAME review of English curriculum, 30.07.2020

The Guardian, Proportion of black school leavers going to university in England falls, 30.07.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Scottish schools to fully reopen from 11 August, 30.07.2020

The Times, Universities will fill gaps with biggest ever clearing, 30.07.2020

iNews, Mothers most likely to have sacrificed work for home schooling during lockdown, 30.07.2020

The Telegraph, London exodus: how much you could save on property, bills and school fees, 30.07.2020

The Times, Lockdown exposes gaps in support for children’s well-being, 30.07.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon to confirm reopening of Scottish schools, 30.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: School plans ‘chaotic’ as councils phase in return, 30.07.2020

TES, SQA exam results day 2020: How to make appeals, 30.07.2020

BBC News, Young people 'feel anxiety and terror' using fitness apps, 30.07.2020

TES, Teachers must be aware of risk of gaming addiction rise, 29.07.2020

TES, DfE ‘passing buck’ to schools over face covering rules, 29.07.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Labour warns of 'perfect storm' for working parents, 29.07.2020

TES, Will Covid mean a boom time for private schools?, 29.07.2020

Schools Week, Extra tests under consideration so DfE can measure lost lockdown learning, 29.07.2020

iNews, 1,500 penalties handed out for cheating in vocational exams, 29.07.2020

BBC News, Teachers in Wales could get 3.7% pay rise, 29.07.2020

The Telegraph, Boris Johnson praises 'heroic' public sector workers as he launches recruitment drive, 29.07.2020

The Daily Mail, Headteacher could be SUED for ‘irrationally’ forcing pupils to wear face masks when schools reopen fully, 29.07.2020

TES, Ofqual: Unhelpful to say where grades most 'optimistic', 29.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Stretched councils line up dad’s taxi for school runs, 29.07.2020

Pressreader, Surveillance testing to reassure parents over safe return for pupils to schools, 29.07.2020

BBC News, Unhealthy diets are ‘slow-motion disaster’, 29.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Vulnerable pupils failing to keep up in lockdown, 29.07.2020

iNews, GCSEs and A-levels fail the social mobility test in the age of Covid-19, 28.07.2020

The Telegraph, Schools that force pupils to wear face masks could face legal action for acting in an 'absurd' manner, 28.07.2020

iNews, A-levels and GCSEs: Universities and colleges urged to lower grades in 2021 for students ‘disadvantaged’ by coronavirus, 28.07.2020

iNews, Children’s gender stereotyping revealed by the voices they use when imitating different jobs, 28.07.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: 'Teacher training application rise' during lockdown, 28.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Mental health will be main subject in lighter school lessons, 28.07.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Cleaners lack PPE to Covid-proof classrooms before pupils go back in September, 27.07.2020

TES, Listen to pupils' vocal pitch to tackle gender bias, 27.07.2020

TES, IB 2020: How to appeal this year's grades, 27.07.2020

TES, Ofqual 'has legal duty' to reveal grading model details, 27.07.2020

BBC News, 'Flexibility' this year over staying on for A-level, 27.07.2020

The Telegraph, Put less weight on GCSE results and be more flexible, schools told, 27.07.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers warned to avoid holiday quarantine risk or they could lose pay, 27.07.2020

The Herald, Scottish councils ‘confident’ that schools can return full-time from August 11, 27.07.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Cleaners lack PPE to Covid-proof classrooms before pupils go back in September, 27.07.2020

The Economist, The pandemic is widening education inequality, 27.07.2020, (The Economist subscription required to view full article)

The Guardian, Soon there'll be no reason for any parent to send their children to private school, 27.07.2020

The Daily Mail, Invisible barrier is enough to stop kids cheating during exams - even if the answer is on the table next to them, study shows, 27.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Grading system will be fair, exam board insists, 27.07.2020

TES, Exclusive: DfE 'must do more to tackle learning chasm', 27.07.2020

The Mail on Sunday, Demand for private school places surges by 30% as anxious middle-class parents abandon state education over fears their children have fallen behind in lockdown, 26.07.2020. Also in The Guardian

iNews, A-levels 2020: Cambridge University rejects call to double check teachers’ grade predictions with schools if students miss offers, 26.07.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Teachers' unions call for compulsory face masks for schoolchildren, 26.07.2020

The Sunday Times, Oxford to accept ‘star’ pupils from poor schools, 26.07.2020

The Sunday Times, Hope for millions of women in fight for fairer pension rules, 26.07.2020

The Telegraph, Almost 9 in 10 parents say their children will go back to school in the new term, ONS reveals, 24.07.2020

The Times, Most A-level and GCSE results will be decided by computer modelling, not teachers, in major U-turn, 25.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: All schools set to return in August, 25.07.2020

The Telegraph, School's out for the summer - but not for the children of Britain's elite, 25.07.2020

The Telegraph, Thirty million will be offered free flu jabs to help NHS fight coronavirus second wave, 24.07.2020.  Also in The Times and The BBC News

The Daily Mail, Coronavirus school closures could hit pupils' earnings for the next FIFTY years, report says, 24.07.2020.  Also in iNews

BBC News, Coronavirus: Lost school time 'will hurt economy for 65 years' - study, 24.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Families face more uncertainty over dates of school reopening, 24.07.2020

Schools Week, The 8 policies to ensure schools can stay open, 24.07.2020

Schools Week, The cost of lockdown: attainment gap widens by up to 52% for primary pupils, 24.07.2020

The Daily Mail, Shutting schools during coronavirus lockdown will leave children from poorest families at least a YEAR behind their classmates, study finds, 23.07.2020

Huff Post, Exclusive: Boris Johnson Told To Fund Cleaners To Keep Classrooms Covid-Secure, 23.07.2020

iNews, Coronavirus latest: Scottish Government sets aside £50m to help recruit 850 more teachers, 23.07.2020

TES, 'Nearly all teachers' worried about pupil online access, 23.07.2020

iNews, Sex education under attack in UK and across Europe because of ‘disinformation’ campaigns, human rights watchdog warns, 23.07.2020

The Courier, Pupils in Scotland may have to distance in secondary schools but not in primary, says John Swinney, 23.07.2020

The Telegraph, Students who take up places at universities based on unconditional offers are more likely to drop out, regulator warns, 23.07.2020

The Guardian, Labour decries 'wasted summer' of inadequate support for pupils in England, 23.07.2020

The Daily Mail, Kate Middleton says she’s ‘in awe’ of frontline staff as she and Prince William pledge £1.8 million from their charity to support emergency workers and mental health amid the coronavirus pandemic, 23.07.2020

The Times, Only 1 in 8 primary school pupils attended online lessons in lockdown, 23.07.2020

The Telegraph, Government failure to plan for economic impact of coronavirus pandemic 'astonishing', MPs say, 23.07.2020. Also in BBC News, ITV News, Evening Standard, The Independent, Huff Post

iNews, ‘Decolonise’ universities to end ‘silent crisis’ in higher education, report says, 23.07.2020

iNews, Universities urged to reduce reliance on Chinese students amid growing tensions between UK and China, 23.07.2020

The Guardian, The shocking truth of racism in British schools, 23.07.2020

TES, T levels: Third of providers 'not ready for placements', 23.07.2020

Schools Week, Teach First graduate and Conservative Teachers founder to be new schools policy adviser, 23.07.2020

The Telegraph, What happens if I don’t get the grades I want? Join our experts for a live video Q&A on 12 August, 22.07.2020

Schools Week, Two more schools delay T-level launch plans, 22.07.2020

TES, How to start your international job under quarantine, 22.07.2020

The Guardian, There's a hidden epidemic of racism in UK schools – but it's finally coming to light, 22.07.2020

iNews, School exclusions likely to ‘bulge’ next year because of the ‘traumas’ experienced by children during lockdown, MPs hear, 22.07.2020

The Telegraph, Homeschooling has affected mental health of mothers during lockdown, says official report, 22.07.2020

BBC News, British pupils 'struggled to continue learning at home', 22.07.2020

TES, Why we're investing in the art of technical teaching, 22.07.2020

TES, 'Race equality in education is far from a reality', 22.07.2020

TES, Revealed: Teachers' 'optimistic' GCSE grading for 2020, 22.07.2020

TES, 5 fundamentals for reopening a school campus, 22.07.2020

TES, 50% teachers not confident with post-Covid pupil grief, 22.07.2020

The Times, Quick test for all those who show symptoms after lessons, 22.07.2020

The Times, School closures ‘a mistake’ as no teachers infected in classroom, 22.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Pupils benefit from grade estimates, 22.07.2020

The Times, No known case of teacher catching coronavirus from pupils, says scientist, 21.07.2020

TES, Call for more teachers to support education recovery, 21.07.2020

TES, Post-lockdown should focus be on behaviour or feelings?, 21.07.2020

The Telegraph, Why is the Chancellor giving teachers a pay rise for failing to teach our children?, 21.07.2020

The Telegraph, The teachers who didn't rise to the challenge should give their pay rise to the unsung carers, 21.07.2020

iNews, GCSE and A-level results will be ‘slightly higher’ than last year — but generous teacher predictions have been downgraded, 21.07.2020.  Also in The Daily Mail

iNews, Coronavirus latest: Parents of twins appeal to let them be taught in same ‘school bubbles’, 21.07.2020

TES, One in six children in school for last week of term, 21.07.2020

The Guardian, Cuts to university targets in England are insulting to working-class people like me, 21.07.2020

The Times, Universities agree steps to cut number of first-class degrees, 21.07.2020

The Times, Poor background affects school success for boys, but not girls, 21.07.2020

The Telegraph, Inflation-busting pay rise for public sector workers, 21.07.2020

The Telegraph, Abandoning the arts in schools is a big mistake , 21.07.2020

The Telegraph, Prices for holiday childcare could triple this summer as parents called back to work, 21.07.2020

iNews, British boys from richer families more likely to have cognitive skills to get ahead, research finds, 21.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Inflation-busting pay rises for doctors, teachers and police, 21.07.2020

TES, Covid catch-up cash allocation 'may be costly mistake', 20.07.2020

The Telegraph, Keeping schools open had no impact on contagion, Swedish study suggests, 20.07.2020

The Telegraph, The home-schooling dilemma: should we give our kids the summer off?, 20.07.2020

TES, 'The IB must show the qualities it demands of students', 20.07.2020

The Telegraph, My daughter's IB results make no sense – and now her university place is in jeopardy, 20.07.2020

The Scotsman, Scots public urged to maintain social distancing in Covid fight, 20.07.2020

TES, 5 things I learned teaching overseas for a decade, 20.07.2020

The Scotsman, Scotland's teachers are key workers too and, after lockdown, they have a chance to show it – Cameron Wyllie, 20.07.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Key workers' childcare 'struggle' after hubs shut, 20.07.2020

TES, Revealed: How DfE free laptops failed to match need, 20.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Education boss Stephen McCabe casts doubt on reopening of Scottish schools next month, 20.07.2020

TES, No Covid catch-up tutors until second half of next term, 20.07.2020

The Times, Teens are just as infectious as adults, 20.07.2020

The Guardian, Teenage boys' academic ambition may explain gender pay gap, study says, 20.07.2020

The Scotsman, Children may find schools a ‘strange place’ on their return to Scots classrooms, 20.07.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Meet the parents who are bypassing teaching unions by building their own summer schools, 19.07.2020

The Sunday Times, Universities face ‘wipeout’ if Beijing bans students, 19.07.2020

The Guardian, Therapists and teachers warn of looming mental health crisis, 19.07.2020

TES, Exclusive: Teach First to find Covid catch-up mentors, 19.07.2020

Schools Week, Independent review to probe ed tech sector’s response to Covid-19, 18.07.2020

iNews, Teacher walks hundreds of miles to hand-deliver 7,500 school meals to his hungry students, 18.07.2020

The Telegraph, Government's decision to ban parents from withdrawing children from 'relationships education' lessons faces judicial review, 18.07.2020

The Telegraph, Government's decision to ban parents from withdrawing children from 'relationships education' lessons faces judicial review, 18.07.2020

The Times, Exam board AQA approved GCSE book with image of cannibals cooking white missionary, 18.07.2020

Financial Times, Unions warn school funding will be eaten up keeping classrooms safe, 17.07.2020

The Telegraph, Government tells universities to cut vice chancellors pay and drop mickey mouse courses if they want bailout, 17.07.2020

The Times, Call to provide 30 hours’ free childcare from age of two, 17.07.2020

iNews, Half of teachers anticipate rise in child hunger this September, amid call for more free school meals, 17.07.2020

Financial Times, Unions warn school funding will be eaten up keeping classrooms safe, 17.07.2020, (FT Premium access required to view content)

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: No need for pupils to keep their distance, schools told, 17.07.2020

The Guardian, 'Judged on how we used to be': improving schools cry foul over GCSE and A-level grading, 16.07.2020

TES, Robert Halfon: Ofqual must not be afraid of scrutiny, 16.07.2020

TES, IB grade fiasco: Not a great start for the 'new normal', 16.07.2020

BBC News, Emergency loans for universities about to go bust, 16.07.2020

TES, Academy boss appointed to race inequality commission, 16.07.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: 'No physical distancing' needed for school pupils, 16.07.2020

BBC News, Leicester lockdown: Measures eased after coronavirus cases drop, 16.07.2020.  Also in The Telegraph and The Times

BBC News, Charity boss Tony Sewell to head government race commission, 16.07.2020

The Mirror, Teaching diversity in primary schools has barely progressed in the last five years, figures show, 16.07.2020

The Daily Mail, 'It's saddening, but it's not a surprise': Kick it Out chief Sanjay Bhandari says social media abuse of Wilfried Zaha by a 12-year-old is the 'tip of the iceberg' and calls for better education in schools to fight racism, 16.07.2020

The Times, GCSE and A-level pupils deserve some leniency this year, 16.07.2020

TES, 74% of parents 'want choice over returning to school', 16.07.2020

TES, Exclusive: Headteachers losing sleep due to work stress, 16.07.2020

The Guardian, The class of Covid-19: meet the school leavers facing an uncertain future, 16.07.2020

TES, Secondary pupil numbers to rise by 7% by 2026, 16.07.2020

TES, How to build the perfect headteacher CV, 16.07.2020

BBC News, Covid fears putting off Chinese students from UK, 15.07.2020

The Independent, ‘It just wasn’t financially viable to run’: After school clubs struggle to reopen in England, leading body says, 15.07.2020

iNews, UK student satisfaction with university drops – with students increasingly unhappy about how their courses are managed, 15.07.2020

The Guardian, Social mobility does not depend on attending university, says minister, 15.07.2020

The Telegraph, Boris Johnson orders major review to improve life chances of babies and toddlers in poorer families, 15.07.2020

The Telegraph, We'll address disparities in early years development – and improve people's entire lives, 15.07.2020

The Mirror, Heartbreaking calls to Childline show hidden lockdown trauma of children under 11, 15.07.2020

The Guardian, UK royal schools of music exam board urged to address colonial legacy, 15.07.2020

TES, Don't assume you know how pupils fared during lockdown, 15.07.2020

TES, Release of GCSE grading details may come after results, 15.07.2020

TES, Focus on Pisa 'has damaged science curriculum', 15.07.2020

TES, Swinney: We will improve in teaching black history, 15.07.2020

TES, School closures will widen ‘word gap’, warn teachers, 15.07.2020

TES, Cutting teacher workload 'improves pupil outcomes', 15.07.2020

TES, GCSEs 2020: a guide to appealing grades, 15.07.2020

TES, Exclusive: IB extends resits fee deadline, 15.07.2020

TES, Starting school post-pandemic is hard – for the parents, 15.07.2020

The Telegraph, Inside the eccentric world of TikTok proms, 15.07.2020

The Times, Higher education ‘cold spot’ to get £30m university, 15.07.2020

TES, Teacher trainee placement shortage eased by new status, 14.07.2020

The Guardian, England's free school meals scheme to close for new claims over summer, 14.07.2020

TES, IB to speak to 'each school' about grading concerns, 14.07.2020

Schools Week, Proportion of schools open more widely falls as end of term nears, 14.07.2020

Schools Week, Nine things we learned from Ofsted’s 2019-20 annual report and accounts, 14.07.2020

TES, Ofsted annual private income doubles in decade to £33m, 14.07.2020

TES, Exclusive: IB 'concession' over grade appeals, 14.07.2020

TES, Exclusive: IB 'concession' over grade appeals, 14.07.2020

The Times, Education’s new blend can work better for us all, 14.07.2020

The Guardian, Half of exam-year UK pupils given no school work since March, finds study, 14.07.2020

The Times, Online lessons create classes of ‘zoombies’, 14.07.2020

Financial Times, UK in push for students to choose technical qualifications, (FT Premium access required to view content), 14.07.2020

Schools Week, Almost all pupils were set work during partial closures, but half of year 11s and 13s missed out, 14.07.2020

TES, Heads call for 2020-21 Ofsted amnesty for some schools, 13.07.2020

TES, I have to be honest: racial bias has helped my career, 13.07.2020

The Telegraph, German study finds no evidence coronavirus spreads in schools, 13.07.2020

The Telegraph, GCSEs will be streamlined next year, but let's not lose too much practical content, 13.07.2020

iNews, Laptops and £1,000 cash payments: the ‘bribes’ UK universities are using to entice students, 13.07.2020

TES, Teachers to assess ed tech response to Covid-19, 13.07.2020

TES, GCSE 2021: 3 ideas to help Year 11 'catch up', 13.07.2020

TES, Boys fall further behind girls for reading in lockdown, 13.07.2020

The Telegraph, Almost 10m children may never return to school following the pandemic, charity warns, 13.07.2020

The Guardian, Gender gap in children's reading grew in UK lockdown – survey, 13.07.2020

The Guardian, Black British history: the row over the school curriculum in England, 13.07.2020

TES, Why September interventions may do more harm than good, 12.07.2020

The Sunday Times, MSPs on Holyrood education committee ask for clarity on schools reopening, 12.07.2020

Schools Week, How performing arts schools are adapting to coronavirus rules, 12.07.2020

TES, 5 ways to avoid fines and get pupils back to school, 12.07.2020

TES, Why pupils will need boundaries not hugs in September, 12.07.2020

iNews, GCSEs and A-levels 2020: Dates for back-up exams in October and November and how they will work, 12.07.2020

The Telegraph, Private schools see a surge of interest as parents look for more structured learning, 12.07.2020

The Times, New house or better A levels? The private school dilemma, 11.07.2020

TES, Meritocracy is a myth - but education can open doors, 11.07.2020

The Telegraph, Illegal schools are leaving thousands of pupils 'languishing', warns Ofsted chief, 11.07.2020

The Telegraph, The insidious march of critical race theory in schools may be breaking the law, 11.07.2020

TES, Want to see what a school's really like? Don't visit, 11.06.2020

The Critic, Transforming the elite, 10.07.2020

The Telegraph, 'Sharp-elbowed’ parents will be winners of this summer's exam appeals system, say MPs, 10.07.2020

BBC News, 'Final year like no other' PM tells school leavers, 10.07.2020. Also in The Evening Standard

Financial Times, Students and teachers hit at International Baccalaureate grading, (FT Premium access required to view content), 10.07.2020

Schools Week, Grading system ‘flies in the face’ of promises pupils won’t lose out, 10.07.2020

TES, Exclusive: DfE fail means remote learning bill for poor, 10.07.2020

The Guardian, Welsh minister: all pupils will be at school in September, 09.07.2020

TES, More Covid cases in education settings than care homes, 09.07.2020

TES, Exclusive: IB grading being investigated by watchdog, 09.07.2020

The Telegraph, Schools should update behaviour policies to include Covid-related offences such as 'purposefully coughing on someone', 09.07.2020

The Telegraph, Private schools had an opportunity to help less fortunate kids this year, but they've so far failed, 09.07.2020

iNews, GCSEs and A levels 2020: Dates for back-up autumn exams in England released, 09.07.2020

TES, Replace 'incoherent' school opening plans, DfE told, 09.07.2020

TES, Why A-level results are like Liverpool's League victory, 09.07.2020

TES, Grow your own: are tomorrow's teachers in your school?, 09.07.2020

TES, Pandemic having no impact ‘so far’ on widening access, 09.07.2020

TES, Back to school: How to support children's mental health, 09.07.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Teachers need ‘urgent clarification’ before schools fully reopen, union says, 09.07.2020

The Telegraph, Predicted grades awarded this summer will be 'dodgy', private school chief warns, (Barnaby Lenon, ISC Chair), 09.07.2020. Also in The Daily Mail

The Guardian, UK universities receive record number of applications in lockdown, 09.07.2020. Also in iNews

The Independent, Student nursing applications surge 15 per cent in a year, 09.07.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: Importance of Music Education, 09.07.2020

The Telegraph, Children who have a 'harmonious' relationship with their parents do better in maths, study finds, 09.07.2020

Schools Week, Careers education must be part of our recovery programme, 08.07.2020

Schools Week, Extra £101 million for school and college leavers to return for a third year, 08.07.2020

Schools Week, Schools to get energy-efficiency grants from £1bn fund, 08.07.2020

The Telegraph, Government to pay wages of young people for six months under new 'kickstart' scheme, 08.07.2020. Also in Financial Times

TES, We need to act now to make sure GCSE grades are fair, 08.07.2020

The Telegraph, New College of the Humanities launches investigation into alleged 'toxic culture', 08.07.2020

The Telegraph, Boys have done less school work during lockdown than girls, study finds, 08.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in France: inflated Baccalauréat results are test of reforms, 08.07.2020

The Times, Scholarships not just for black teens, says founder Ric Lewis, 08.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: One in four parents to keep children at home, 08.07.2020

The Times, Poor foreign language skills costing the economy billions, 08.07.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Home-schooling has been hell, say parents, 08.07.2020

The Telegraph, Meet the parents who are planning to carry on homeschooling their children from September, 07.07.2020

Schools Week, Attendance rates continue to rise as proportion of reopened schools flatlines, 07.07.2020

Schools Week, Pearson considering using markers to be part of national tutoring programme, 07.07.2020

TES, MPs want probe into 'lack of school work' in lockdown, 07.07.2020

TES, Thousands of Scottish teachers ‘desperate for work', 07.07.2020

TES, IB results 'scandal': Students demand new grades, 07.07.2020

TES, GCSE and A levels: 68 security breaches and 71 errors, 07.07.2020

The Guardian, This year, GCSE and A-level results depend on teachers being unbiased. That's the real test, 07.07.2020

Financial Times, Demand grows for black history in the British curriculum, (FT Premium access required to view content), 07.07.2020

TES, ‘Digitally excluded’ to get laptops before new term, 07.07.2020

The Courier, ‘A shameful picture’: First Minister says government still to identify which pupils require ‘unused’ laptops, 07.07.2020

The Express, Nicola Sturgeon shamed: 600 Scottish schools not inspected for a decade or more, 07.07.2020

The Daily Mail, Boys are TWICE as likely as girls to be bullied about their sexual orientation, study finds, 07.07.2020

The Times, New schools, not just new buildings, are needed to raise education standards, 07.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: not a single child given one of 25,000 lockdown laptops, 07.07.2020

TES, Swinney: 'A strong argument for reforming exams’, 06.07.2020

The Daily Mail, Most children in Covid-19 shielding scheme will NOT need to stay home from the end of July because the virus doesn't affect youngsters as badly, health officials confirm, 06.07.2020

TES, IB results day 2020: Average score up to four-year high, 06.07.2020

TES, IB results: Unhappy schools want more transparency, 06.07.2020

The Independent, Hundreds of schools still waiting for new buildings a decade after Gove axed rebuilding scheme, 05.07.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: Selective Sixth Forms, (James Handcombe, Principal, Harris Westminster Sixth Form), 07.07.2020

Financial Times, What should I consider, alongside costs, when choosing a school?, 07.07.2020

The Telegraph, 120,000 teenagers at risk of never returning to full-time education, Children’s Commissioner warns, 07.07.2020

Financial Times, Demand grows for black history in the British curriculum, (FT Premium access required to view content), 07.07.2020

The Telegraph, Ofsted gives schools green light to cut back curriculum but warns this should not be out of 'convenience', 06.07.2020

The Telegraph, Drama helped me thrive at school. We must not let Covid kill off 'soft' subjects, 06.07.2020

The Telegraph, Why home school has been a blessing for many teenage boys, 06.07.2020

BBC News, Teacher training target in Wales missed for fifth year, 06.07.2020

The Courier, Thousands of laptops bought for vulnerable schoolchildren remain in storage, 06.07.2020

TES, Remote teaching: how to build relationships, 06.07.2020

TES, 'Trust me as a teacher - respect me as a black man', 06.07.2020

TES, Spielman: Dropping a GCSE 'may make sense' for some, 06.07.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: 13 UK universities 'could go bust without bailout', 06.07.2020

The Telegraph, Big Tech companies have got universities in their sights, 06.07.2020

The Telegraph, Thirteen universities face bankruptcy without Government bailout, IFS analysis finds, 06.07.2020

The Times, Government trying to shrink the university sector, says Jo Johnson, 06.07.2020

The Times, Pupils shun extra wellbeing lessons, 06.07.2020

TES, Ex private school inspection chief to be Ofsted chair, 05.07.2020

The Sunday Times, Schools reopening: pupils may sit only five GCSEs as state classes play catch-up, 05.07.2020. Also in The Daily Mail

The Sunday Telegraph, Exclusive: Government guarantees £320 million of funding for primary school PE, 05.07.2020

iNews, Reform national curriculum so children learn more about black history and British Empire, Lib Dems say, 05.07.2020

The Telegraph, Children are the hidden victims of the coronavirus pandemic, 05.07.2020

The Telegraph, University deferrals behind surge in young people training to teach English abroad, 04.07.2020

The Daily Mail, EXPOSED: The state school teachers who are moonlighting as tutors charging £95 an hour over Zoom - while their pupils are stuck at home missing out on education, 04.07.2020

TES, Boarding schools offering quarantine to overseas pupils, 03.07.2020

The Telegraph, Students in the middle of their class could suffer under coronavirus grading system, Royal Statistical Society warns, 03.07.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: ‘Bubbles’ plan ‘unworkable’ because of inevitable mixing on buses and public transport, think-tank warns, 03.07.2020

TES, 'Pupil anger over social injustices must be harnessed', 03.07.2020

The Telegraph, Year group bubbles 'unworkable' as more than one million pupils use public transport to get to school, 03.07.2020

The Telegraph, Students in the middle of their class could suffer under coronavirus grading system, Royal Statistical Society warns, 03.07.2020

The Telegraph, Universities may have to provide catch up classes for students who cannot speak foreign languages, 03.07.2020

BBC News, Black Lives Matter: My identity crisis over history lessons, 03.07.2020

The Telegraph, Calls to teach Countryside Code in schools as lockdown brings rise in vandalism, 03.07.2020

The Guardian, University admissions overhaul looks set to fail, 03.07.2020

The Daily Mail, Public school pupils take more drugs and start drinking at a younger age than those at state schools, study claims, 03.07.2020

The Economist, Changing history teaching, (The Economist subscription needed to view content), July 4th 2020 edition

The Times, Schools must reopen to end this educational ice age, 03.07.2020

inews, Universities banned from making ‘strings attached’ unconditional offers until September 2021, 03.07.2020.   Also in TES

The Telegraph, Royal Shakespeare Company will tackle privilege and microaggression from audiences, 03.07.2020

Financial Times, What happens when your GCSEs are cancelled, 03.07.2020

The Telegraph, Dear Parents, as a school teacher, I want to say thank you – and sorry, 02.07.2020

The Telegraph, Speaking tests scrapped for GCSE French in pared-back exams, 02.07.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: When will schools reopen?, 02.07.2020

The Telegraph, Parents can be fined for not returning children to school in September, official guidance says, 02.07.2020

Financial Times, UK government lays out plan for full return to school in September, 02.07.2020

The Telegraph, Child activity levels plunging, warn schools, as PE funding campaign gathers pace, 02.07.2020

The Telegraph, Specialists warn of huge rise in child abuse during coronavirus lockdown, 02.07.2020

The Telegraph, Children's futures are threatened by adult error, 02.07.2020

TES, 11 questions about the September school return guidance, 02.07.2020

TES, Scrapping of geography GCSE fieldwork 'ham-fisted', 02.07.2020

TES, Back to school transport rules tough for rural schools, 02.07.2020

TES, Advisers support scrapping of 2m distancing for pupils, 02.07.2020

TES, 'It's time for all schools to head outdoors', 02.07.2020

TES, Timetabling bubbles: FAQs from the government guidance, 02.07.2020

TES, Williamson: Leicester spike 'not caused by schools', 02.07.2020

TES, EYFS: No bubbles rule vital, but huge concerns remain, 02.07.2020

TES, Back to school: How will 'bubbles' work from September?, 02.07.2020

TES, September schools reopening: a guide to Test and Trace, 02.07.2020

TES, Full GCSEs in most subjects 'unrealistic' next year, 02.07.2020

TES, 'Shape' subjects crucial for meaningful catch-up effort, 02.07.2020

TES, 'Fines for pupil absences in September? It's immoral', 02.07.2020

TES, School choirs banned, large assemblies to be avoided, 02.07.2020

TES, 8 return-to-school rules for autumn you may have missed, 02.07.2020

TES, School closures: 5 changes teachers want to keep, 02.07.2020

TES, Teachers react angrily to call for longer school hours, 02.07.2020

TES, School Covid outbreaks won’t ‘generally’ mean closures, 02.07.2020

TES, Ofqual proposes late GCSE start date for 2021, 02.07.2020

iNews, Schools guidance: The DfE information for primary and secondary schools reopening in September, explained, 02.07.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: ‘Whole year’ bubbles for secondary schools and mobile testing units to get all pupils back in September, 02.07.2020

The Telegraph, Revealed: The new coronavirus guidelines for schools to open in September, 02.07.2020

The Times, Schools keep special needs pupils away with ‘excuses’, 02.07.2020

The Times, Less wealthy students lured by university courses with no prospects, 02.07.2020

The Telegraph, Schools turn down pupils 'unprepared' for reception because of coronavirus lockdown, 02.07.2020

Schools Week, Ofqual reveals proposals for exams in 2021, 02.04.2020

The Telegraph, How lockdown closed the gender fitness gap among children, 01.07.2020

BBC News, 'Utter abandonment' of special needs families during lockdown, 01.07.2020

The Guardian, Nursery closures 'hugely damaging' to young, warns charity, 01.07.2020

Schools Week, Summer clubs given go-ahead to run in schools – but group singing discouraged, 01.07.2020

Schools Week, Heads’ faith in A-levels slumps, 01.07.2020

TES, Less than 2 in 5 people think GCSE marking is accurate, 01.07.2020

BBC News, 'Dumbed down' courses 'take advantage' of students, 01.07.2020

The Telegraph, Schools face closure if just two pupils get coronavirus, new guidelines reveal, 01.07.2020

The Guardian, Leicester infection rise driven by under-19s and workers, says PHE, 01.07.2020

TES, DfE misses free laptops target by nearly 30,000, 01.07.2020

TES, Private schools offer summer catch-up to 'all' pupils, 01.07.2020

TES, 1 in 4 people support use of AI in GCSE marking, 01.07.2020

The Daily Mail, SUSANNA REID: The way pupils like my boys have been abandoned is so shameful, 01.07.2020

The Telegraph, My son may only be two, but the race is on to plan his route to public school, 01.07.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Pupils face being marked down with no explanation, 01.07.2020