News links from 01.09.2020 – 26.10.2020

Press Releases and Statements

HMC responds to the Government’s announcement about the timing of next summer’s exams, (Dr Simon Hyde, HMC General Secretary), 14.10.2020

PRESS NOTICE: HMC CONFERENCE 2020 – CHAIR’S INAUGRAL ADDRESS - HEAD TEACHERS HAVE SHOWN EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THE CHOPPY WATERS OF COVID-19. NOW THEY CAN HELP THE NATION TO HEAL, SAYS NEW HMC CHAIR SALLY-ANNE HUANG, ((Sally-Anne Huang, HMC Chair, St Paul’s School), 05.10.2020

HMC Conference: Chair Sally-Anne Huang’s Speech, (Sally-Anne Huang, HMC Chair, St Paul’s School), 05.10.2020

HMC News

Independent Education Today, Many questions remain over next year’s exams, say private school heads, (Vicky Bingham, HMC Additional Vice Chair; Shaun Fenton, Reigate Grammar School), 15.10.2020

TES, GCSEs 2021: Mocks plan warning as exam debate heats up, (Vicky Bingham, HMC Additional Vice Chair, South Hampstead High School), 11.10.2020

The Times, Students may be stoic but they won’t forget, (Sally-Anne Huang, HMC Chair, St Paul’s School), 06.10.2020

The Telegraph, The education sector is in a rut. Independent schools can help to break the cycle, (Sally-Anne Huang, HMC Chair, St Paul’s School), 06.10.2020

TES, Private schools: Don't call young people ‘snowflakes', (Sally-Anne Huang, HMC Chair, St Paul’s School), 05.10.2020

The Telegraph, It’s time to drop the scathing 'snowflake' label, (Sally-Anne Huang, HMC Chair, St Paul’s School), 05.10.2020

iNews, Lockdown has turned school children into fake Covid news ‘scam spotters’, (HMC; Emma Robertson, Digital Awareness UK), 05.10.2020

The Times, Stop calling the young snowflakes, urges head of St Paul’s School, (Sally-Anne Huang, HMC Chair, St Paul’s School), 05.10.2020. Also in The Guardian, TES and The Daily Mail

iNews, Private schools treated like ‘society’s villains’ because of ‘stereotyping and prejudice’, says top headteacher, (Sally-Anne Huang, HMC Chair, St Paul’s School), 05.10.2020

Metro, Head backs ‘snowflakes’ to weather 2020 storm, (Sally-Anne Huang, HMC Chair, St Paul’s School), 05.10.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: Exam unfairness, (Dr Simon Hyde, HMC General Secretary), 05.10.2020

iNews, One in 14 pupils yet to arrive at British boarding schools as Covid-19 causes problems for international students, (Dr Simon Hyde, HMC General Secretary), 30.09.2020

TES, Cut 2021 GCSEs to 'core content', say independent heads, (Dr Simon Hyde, HMC General Secretary), 25.09.2020

iNews, GCSE and A-level content may need to be halved to make 2021 exams viable, private schools warn, (Dr Simon Hyde, HMC General Secretary), 24.09.2020

The Times, Pupils aren’t up to sitting exams next year, say teachers, (Simon Hyde, HMC General Secretary), 21.09.2020. Also in The Daily Mail

LBC Radio, Peer-reviewed pupil assessments, (Mention of Simon Hyde, HMC General Secretary), 08.05am, 21.09.2020 – No link available

LBC Radio, Discussion on the coalition of private and state schools are expected to launch a campaign to end GCSE's number of schools are looking at alternatives to the exam, (Fiona Boulton, HMC Vice Chair, Guildford High School), 02.05am – 02.11am, 21.09.2020 – No link available

Evening Standard, Delay exams, urges head of London’s biggest academy chain, (Vicky Bingham, Additional Vice Chair, South Hampstead High School), 17.09.2020

TES, Private school teacher training 'boosts state sector', (Ian Power, Former HMC General Secretary), 09.09.2020

Express and Star, Proportion of state school pupils at Cambridge rises after A-level exams fiasco, (HMC Spokesperson) 03.09.2020

The Whitehaven News, Proportion of state school pupils at Cambridge rises after A-level exams fiasco, (HMC spokesperson), 03.09.2020

LBC Radio, Schools re-opening – Tom Swarbrick show, listen on catch up from 2.22.14 minutes into the show - no link available, (Fiona Boulton, HMC Vice Chair, Guildford High School), 01.09.2020

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

Members’ News

TES, Why schools must focus on wellbeing in this pandemic, (Matthew Pearce, The Glasgow Academy), 26.10.2020

The Telegraph, Ministers accused of showing 'contempt' for schools in row over laptops for self-isolating pupils, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 24.10.2020

iNews, Nine in 10 teachers believe coronavirus school closures have widened the ‘word gap’ between children, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 23.10.2020

TES, Exclusive: 2021 GCSE grades could be even more generous, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 23.10.2020

The Times, Pupils promised ‘generous’ marking in autumn A-level exams, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 19.10.2020. Also in: The Telegraph, Schools Week, iNews and TES

The Telegraph, 'My child is anxious': parents fury as top private schools pull forward entry exams, (King’s College School, Wimbledon; Whitgift School, Alleyn’s School, Dulwich College, City of London School), 19.10.2020

The Telegraph, The Private School Planner – Week Two, (Samantha Price, Benenden School; Alex Peterken, Charterhouse, Eton College, Harrow School, Winchester College, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Wellington School, Rugby School, Berkhamsted School, Forest School, The Stephen Perse Foundation, Bedales School), 19.10.2020

iNews, GCSEs and A-levels: Grade boundaries for 2020 autumn exams to be lowered compared to past years, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.10.2020

iNews, UK public want schools kept open above everything else in second lockdown — but men care about them less, 16.10.2020

TES, Investigation: DfE silent on missing £143m tutor cash, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.10.2020

TES, PM's Covid tiers are 'baffling for schools', say heads, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.10.2020

iNews, GCSEs and A-levels 2021: Teenagers could get multiple choice questions in their exams, Ofqual boss reveals, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.10.2020.  Also in

BBC News, Covid secondary school disruption getting worse in England, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.10.2020

Independent Schools Magazine, Assessing Student performance & potential, (Gus Lock Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School; Shaun Fenton, Reigate Grammar School, Jesse Elzinga, Sevenoaks School), Page 6 and 7, October 2020

The Telegraph, GCSEs and A-levels will be delayed by three weeks, Education Secretary confirms, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 12.10.2020.  Also in The Times, BBC News, Schools Week, The Daily Mail, iNews and Sky News   

TES, GCSEs and A levels 2021: ‘Dismay’ at ‘weak’ DfE plan, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 12.10.2020

The Telegraph, How to raise an alpha kid: the super-rich parent's guide to painting and drawing, (Bryanston School, Bedales School, Downe House School, The King’s School, Canterbury), 12.10.2020

The Telegraph, Dozens of headteachers urge Government to promise they won’t cancel exams in 2021, (Barnaby Lenon, Chair of ISC), 11.10.2020

The Daily Mail, TALK OF THE TOWN: Is this the UK's most luxurious lockdown as pupils at £40k Millfield school has Covid-19 false alarm, (Millfield School), 11.10.2020

The Times, Times letters: Long-term approach to living with Covid-19, (Chris Ramsey, Whitgift School), 10.10.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: City of London School for Girls drafts in alumni to help teachers, (Jenny Brown, City of London School for Girls), 10.10.2020

The Telegraph, Eton parents accuse school of 'spreading virus round country' as pupils sent home to isolate, (Eton College; Uppingham School, Benenden School), 10.10.2020

TES, Queen's Birthday Honours: 'Strictest' head recognised, (Shaun Fenton, Reigate Grammar School), 09.10.2020

TES, Exclusive: 69% of teachers see Covid behaviour slump, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 09.10.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: Memorable Music, (Julia Harrington, Queen Anne’s School, Caversham), 09.10.2020

The Herald, State school pupils less likely to have access to counselling support on site, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 09.10.2020

The Guardian, Only 150 of 1,000 mentors will be in England's schools before 2021, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 08.10.2020

The Times, Dyslexia can be a blessing, training drive will tell teachers, (Millfield School), 08.10.2020

Independent Education Today, Black History Month celebrated with host of school activities, (Joanna Wright, King Edward’s School Witley; Gavin Horgan, Millfield School, Brentwood School, Queen’s College School Taunton, King’s Rochester, St Paul’s Girls’ School), 06.10.2020

The Telegraph, Letters to the Editor: Abolish GCSEs, (Leo Winkley, Shrewsbury School), 07.10.2020

The Telegraph, Third of schools see increase in children being home educated over Covid fears, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 06.10.2020

TES, PM wants new 1-1 teaching for the bright and the behind, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 06.10.2020

TES, Nearly 1 in 5 secondaries not 'fully open', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 06.10.2020

The Independent, 'Time is running out' to plan for next year's GCSE and A-Level exams, unions warn, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 05.10.2020

The Guardian, Gavin Williamson draws teachers' ire with impartiality warning, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 05.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Gavin Williamson vows to correct 'shocking' lack of white working class boys at universities - as he warns teachers against trying to 'indoctrinate pupils' with their own political views, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 05.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Leading private girls' school Cheltenham Ladies' College is giving vegan pupils regular blood tests amid fears the diet could trigger eating disorders, (Cheltenham Ladies’ College; Barnaby Lenon, Chair of ISC), 05.10.2020. Also in The Times

BBC News, Will next summer's exams be cancelled?, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.10.2020

Financial Times, Schools turn to private sector for Covid-19 tests, (Dean Close School; Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.10.2020

Evening Standard, Schools could be unsafe because so many teachers cannot get tests, say experts, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.10.2020

TES, 'Outstanding' schools to be reinspected from 2021, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.10.2020

iNews, Rule exempting ‘outstanding’ schools from Ofsted inspections to be scrapped — but heads oppose return of inspections, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.10.2020

The Times, Times letters: Vice-chancellors’ call to axe A levels next year, (Richard Russell, Colfe’s School), 01.10.2020

The Telegraph, Time to scrap GCSEs – they serve no good purpose in the 21st century, (Eton College, St Paul’s Girls’ School, Bedales School), 01.10.2020

BBC News, One in six secondaries send pupils home with Covid, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 29.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Government should introduce 'Nightingale classes' say teachers as latest figures show one in six state secondary schools couldn't open fully last week due to Covid, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 29.09.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Nearly one in six secondaries not fully open, DfE data suggests, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 29.09.2020

TES, 'Timid' DfE 'no longer pulling strings' on education, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 28.09.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Inside the private schools bypassing the NHS and building their own elite Covid systems, (Samantha Price, Benenden School; Dr Richard Maloney, Uppingham School), 27.09.2020

The Times, ‘Scrap GCSEs to protect pupils’ mental health’, (Sarah Fletcher, St Paul’s Girls’ School), 26.09.2020

TES, Scrap 'national disgrace' GCSEs, experts urge, (Simon Henderson, Eton College; Sarah Fletcher, St Paul’s Girls’ School, Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL, Magnus Bashaarat, Bedales School), 26.09.2020

The Telegraph, Eton joins call for 'unfair and stressful' GCSEs to be scrapped, (Eton College; Sarah Fletcher, St Paul’s Girls’ School), 26.09.2020. Also in The Daily Mail

The Times, Open letter: Rethinking Assessment: Mutant exam system is failing our children, (Simon Henderson, Eton College; Sarah Fletcher, St Paul’s Girls’ School, Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL, Magnus Bashaarat, Bedales School), 26.09.2020

TES, 'Schools are not able to go on like this indefinitely', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 25.09.2020

Schools Week, Catch-up funding could be nearly ‘wiped out’ by Covid safety costs, warns ASCL, 25.06.2020. Also in iNews

TES, Exclusive: Pupils 'routinely cough on others', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 24.09.2020

iNews, Free school meal vouchers: Call for ministers to extend scheme to all holidays to stop hunger at October half-term and Christmas, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 24.09.2020

TES, Exclusive: 93% of GCSE teachers say students ‘behind’, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 24.09.2020

The Telegraph, Private school offers 'safari-style' tours through 300 acre grounds, (Glenalmond College), 23.09.2020

Attain Magazine, Lessons in perseverance, (Charles Fillingham, Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park), September 2020

BBC News, Quadrupling in schools sending pupils home in Covid cases, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 22.09.2020

Schools Week, Proportion of schools not fully open due to Covid quadruples in a week, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 22.09.2020

TES, Ofsted inspections schedule 'shaky' amid Covid surge, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 22.09.2020

TES, Around 1,000 schools not fully open last week, says DfE, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 22.09.2020

Politics Home, Independent schools can play a part in tackling regional inequality in education, 22.09.2020

School House, GROWING TOGETHER, (Dr Alex Peterken, Charterhouse), 22.09.2020

Schools Week, Heads’ anxiety peaked before lockdown and school reopenings, finds UCL study, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 22.09.2020

TES, Lockdown teacher training applications leap by a third, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 21.09.2020

The Telegraph, I'm not afraid to ask pupils to fight fire (literally). Truculent teens benefit from learning service, (Gordonstoun School), 21.09.2020

The Telegraph, Majority of teachers think students will underperform in next year's exams, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 21.09.2020

The Guardian, A £35,000 in-school Covid testing machine? Only in the private sector, (Samantha Price, Benenden School; Eton College), 20.09.2020. Also in LBC News and TES

The Guardian, Private and state schools bid to kill off GCSEs, (Eton College; Bedales School, St Paul’s Girls’ School, Latymer Upper School, Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 20.09.2020

The Sunday Times, E-learning: how teachers and pupils can thrive, (Michael Carslaw, St Leonards School; David Starbuck, Albyn School, Loretto School, Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools, Merchiston Castle School), 20.09.2020

The Sunday Times, Stress and lockdown — how schools are helping pupils look after their wellbeing, (St Leonard’s School; St Columba’s School, Merchiston Castle School, David Starbuck, Albyn School), 20.09.2020

The Sunday Times, Black Lives Matter in Scotland: school pupils reach out for racial equality, (Strathallan School, Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools, St Columba’s School, Dollar Academy), 20.09.2020

The Sunday Times, Independent schools’ loss of tax relief could mean cutbacks to charitable activities, (Mark Lauder, Strathallan School; Ian Muro, Dollar Academy, Merchiston Castle School), 20.09.2020

The Telegraph, Letters to the Editor: Schools testing fiasco, (Will Phelan, The Stamford Endowed Schools), 19.09.2020

Evening Standard, Keeping schools open 'unsustainable unless Government fixes coronavirus testing crisis', ministers warned, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 17.09.2020

The Mirror, Schools 'could go part-time' amid testing chaos and claims 740 hit by coronavirus, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL) 17.09.2020

The Times, Covid testing crisis: ‘Schools are closing and hospitals are buckling’, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 17.09.2020

The Times, No coronavirus tests for classmates if one child gets Covid-19, says Gavin Williamson, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.09.2020

Independent Education Today, School fees should not be a barrier to independent education, says Brentwood School, Michael Bond, Brentwood School, 16.09.2020

The Telegraph, Headteachers warn Boris Johnson over lack of access to coronavirus tests, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.09.2020

The Telegraph, Swathes of public to be refused coronavirus tests under rationing plans, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.09.2020

The Telegraph, Exclusive: Schools draw up plans to go part-time if testing chaos continues, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.09.2020

BBC News, Williamson defends use of calculated exam grades, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.09.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: 'Booking a test is like getting Harry Potter tickets', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.09.2020

The Guardian, Up to 25,000 teachers in England self-isolating due to Covid fears, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.09.2020

The Guardian, Lack of Covid tests puts schools in 'impossible situation', teachers warn PM, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.09.2020

Evening Standard, Keeping schools open 'unsustainable unless Government fixes coronavirus testing crisis', ministers warned, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Heads scramble to block teachers from jetting off on overseas holidays in half-term and putting schools at risk of closure - as it's revealed one million pupils missed classes since they restarted, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.09.2020

The Times, Times letters: Schools’ need for fast-track virus testing, (Mark Mortimer, Bryanston School), 16.09.2020

TES, You have put schools in ‘impossible’ position, PM told, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.09.2020

Attain, Trampoline parenting, (Rebecca Glover, Surbiton High School), September 2020

The Telegraph, Letters to the Editor: School testing chaos, (Mark Mortimer, Bryanston School), 16.09.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: One in nine pupils absent from school as lack of testing drives fears of ‘lockdown by default’, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 16.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Is YOUR school affected by a coronavirus outbreak? The 300 schools in England and Wales forced to close or send pupils home after positive Covid tests, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.09.2020

Schools Week, Ofqual accused of ‘scapegoating’ heads’ union over deflated grades fall-out, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.09.2020

Schools Week, Schools wait THREE DAYS for official PHE advice on how to respond to coronavirus cases, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.09.2020

iNews, Top private boarding school Bedales gives pupils extra hour in bed to improve teens’ academic work and mental health, (Bedales School), 15.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Is YOUR school affected by a coronavirus outbreak? The 300 schools in England and Wales forced to close or send pupils home after positive Covid tests, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.09.2020

ITV News, Schools experiencing delays in accessing Covid-19 tests, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 15.09.2020

The Telegraph, Dozens of schools have either closed or sent whole year groups home after just one positive test, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.09.2020

TES, GCSEs 2021: Ofqual admits to ‘issues’ with online exams, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Disruption to schooling could worsen in winter due to Covid-19, says union, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 14.09.2020

The Daily Mail, At least a dozen schools have sent home hundreds of pupils in the last week after just one pupil tested positive for Covid, (City of London School for Girls), 13.09.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: The story of the big U-turn of the summer, (Barnaby Lenon, Chair of ISC; Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 13.09.2020

The Daily Mail, GCSE pupils are told they WILL have to study poetry after all – as furious teachers accuse Britain’s largest exam board of giving in to ‘demands of some celebrity poets’, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 11.09.2020

The Telegraph, Eton College faces coronavirus outbreak after 'a few' students test positive for Covid-19, (Eton College), 11.09.2020. Also in The Daily Mail

TES, GCSEs 2021 changes are 'hugely frustrating', say heads, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 11.09.2020

Schools Week, Revealed: Ofqual warned of algorithm legal risk, 10.09.2020

The Telegraph, Plans to get children back to the classroom are being 'derailed' by lack of tests, headteachers warn, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 10.09.2020

The Times, Gridlock as glitch sends people hundreds of miles for virus test, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 10.09.2020

Metro, Whole school closes after children show coronavirus symptoms, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 10.09.2020

TES, Fury as Covid tests chaos keeps thousands out of school, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 10.09.2020

The Daily Mail, More than 200 schools and colleges have had problems getting access to Covid-19 tests for staff and pupils, headteachers' union says, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 10.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Hundreds of schools and colleges have problems accessing Covid-19 tests – union, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 10.09.2020

The Telegraph, America's 'Covid evacuees' flock to Scottish boarding schools, (Lisa Kerr, Gordonstoun, Strathallan School, Fettes College), 09.09.2020

TES, Success of language teacher SCITT must now 'go viral', (Dr Joe Spence, Dulwich College), 09.09.2020

TES, DfE and Ofqual 'blaming each other' for grading crisis, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 07.09.2020

The Evening Standard, Five schools shut down and hundreds of pupils self-isolating after coronavirus outbreaks, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 08.09.2020

The Daily Mail, School's out... again! Dozens of headteachers send pupils home amid Covid-19 outbreaks at schools across the UK, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL),07.09.2020

TES, Exclusive: Stop Ofsted for a year or more, say teachers, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 04.09.2020

TES, 'New schools needed to avoid 77,000 places shortfall', (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 04.09.2020

TES, Mission accepted...now to begin life teaching abroad, (Kellett School, Hong Kong), 03.09.2020

Schools Week, Ofqual: ‘Wrong to assume’ students with deflated grades have been ‘disadvantaged’, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 03.09.2020

The Spectator, Will schools have learnt the lessons of lockdown?, (Hampton School, Eton College), 03.09.2020

TES, Ofqual suggests online tests for GCSEs and A levels, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.09.2020

TES, Overseas boarders pick 'safe' UK over USA, (Barnaby Lenon, Chair of ISC), 02.09.2020

The Times, Heads put Williamson to test on delays for next year’s exams, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 02.09.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Children head back to school, with questions remaining about safety and local lockdowns, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.09.2020

Tatler, Tatler’s Education Editor on what the return to boarding school will really be like post-Covid, (Magnus Bashaarat, Bedales School; Harrow School, Millfield School, Wellington College, Eton College, Marlborough College), 01.09.2020

The Telegraph, Are face masks compulsory when schools reopen?, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.09.2020

The Times, Times letters: schools need clarity over next year’s exams, (Samantha Price, Benenden School), 01.09.2020

TES, Exclusive: 64% of teachers worry about return to school, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.09.2020

The Daily Mail, 'I'm SCARED and so are the students': New teacher on his first day tells of fear at 'no PPE' in school where 'social-distancing is impossible' as millions of pupils in England and Wales return to classes today, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 01.09.2020

HEPI Blog

Dennis Sherwood: The broken school exam system needs an upgrade, 10.10.2020

Other articles of interest

TES, Covid: 41% pupils still not getting ‘full schooling’, 26.10.2020

Metro, Tier 4 lockdown ‘could see closure of schools’ if infections don’t drop, 26.10.2020

The Times, Boris Johnson offers support but no U-turn over school meals row, 26.10.2020

The Times, Britain should be the first country to introduce higher education for all, 26.10.2020

The Telegraph, Only six in ten pupils are getting full education despite schools reopening, report finds, 26.10.2020

The Times, BAME an irrelevant term, says Tony Sewell, 26.10.2020

The Telegraph, Boris Johnson faces Tory revolt over free school meals, 26.10.2020

The Times, King’s College Online — the private school that costs £6,000 a year, 26.10.2020

The Times, More cash for poorest as PM seeks end to school meals row, 26.10.2020

The Sunday Times, Schools’ sibling priority rule to stay but ‘children must be treated equally’, says archdiocese, 25.10.2020

iNews, Tories have ‘misunderstood’ mood of nation on free school meals and the PM should think again, warns key ally, 25.10.2020

The Guardian, The Observer view on the Commons vote to let poor children go hungry, 25.10.2020

The Guardian, No 10 under growing pressure to U-turn over free school meals, 25.10.2020

TES, Experts call for pupils to wear masks in classrooms, 25.10.2020

TES, How cold can your classroom get - legally?, 25.10.2020

TES, GCSEs: Why we should hold a second exam series in July, 25.10.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, School could face legal action after pupil is excluded for failing to wear face mask, 25.10.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Subsidise places at independent schools to give more children a chance to flourish, 25.10.2020

BBC News, School meals: Cabinet minister defends refusal to extend holiday scheme, 25.10.2020

BBC News, Covid-19: Schools may need to close to some year groups, scientist warns, 25.10.2020

BBC News, School meals: Pressure mounts on government to reverse decision, 25.10.2020

BBC News, Covid: Laptop allocation for deprived pupils cut at some schools, 25.10.2020. Also in Schools Week, TES, The Independent

TES, Schools may have to partially close, says top scientist, 25.10.2020

The Independent, UK doctors demand free meals for kids as COVID fuels hunger, 25.10.2020

iNews, Headteachers in disbelief as Government ‘slashes’ laptops for poor pupils on eve of half-term, 24.10.2020

The Telegraph, Free school meals row sees Red Wall MPs report torrent of abuse, amid calls for Boris Johnson to ‘sit down’ with Marcus Rashford, 24.10.2020

TES, How is Covid-19 affecting pupils with eating disorders?, 24.10.2020

The Guardian, Penguin launches project to boost diversity in GCSE reading lists, 24.10.2020

The Times, Tory councils turn against PM in battle for free school meals, 24.10.2020

The Times, Denying kids a hot meal is a hollow victory, 24.10.2020

BBC News, School meals: Councils promise help after Rashford campaign, 24.10.2020

BBC News, Marcus Rashford: Communities back school meals campaign, 24.10.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Reopening schools causes R transmission rate to surge, study suggests, 24.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Schools may have to close to older pupils to curb Covid spread, warns scientist, 24.10.2020

The Times, Pupils should mix arts and science, says woman leading Russell Group, 24.10.2020

The Telegraph, Teacher union calls for schools to move to rota system with children taught virtually half of the time, 23.10.2020

The Telegraph, School children are being denied access to water and toilets, ministers told, 23.10.2020

iNews, Free school meals: Councils and businesses step up after Government refuses to extend support to holidays, 23.10.2020

The Telegraph, Cafes, pubs and restaurants defy Downing Street to offer free meals to children over half-term, 23.10.2020

TES, Podcast: Ofqual, 2021 exams and how schools are coping, 23.10.2020

TES, How Ofqual decided to keep quiet on grading algorithm, 23.10.2020

TES, Use rotas to halt 'alarming' Covid rise, say teachers, 23.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Half of pupils missed out on HPV vaccine while schools were closed during coronavirus lockdown, figures reveal, 23.10.2020

The Times, Degree gap likely to preserve white advantage for decades, 23.10.2020

The Evening Standard, Coronavirus pandemic could create 'educational underclass' in London, Teach First co-founder warns, 23.10.2020

Schools Week, DfE consults on scrapping quals competing with A-Levels by 2023, 23.10.2020

The Times, Scottish pupils among the world’s most empathetic, 23.10.2020

The Independent, ‘Morally correct’: Schools give families on free school meals money for half term food, 22.10.2020

TES, Covid sparks remote learning 'upsurge' in ITT courses, 22.10.2020

TES, Ofqual knew GCSE and A-level results were 'unreliable', 22.10.2020

TES, Grading fiasco: How DfE bounced Ofqual into mocks plan, 22.10.2020

TES, Revealed: How the summer exams grading fiasco unfolded, 22.10.2020

The Telegraph, Everything you need to know about the new tutoring scheme, 22.10.2020

The Herald, Scottish pupils ranked fourth in global issues study involving 27 nations, 22.10.2020

The Guardian, Ofqual board minutes reveal tensions with DfE ahead of exam results fiasco, 22.10.2020

TES, Schools linked to ‘large’ increase in Covid R number, 22.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Combination of measures `shows greatest effect reducing Covid-19 transmission´, 22.10.2020

ITV News, 'Millions' of Covid tests giving results in minutes to be rolled out to schools and universities, Matt Hancock says, 22.10.2020

The Daily Mail, One in six children has a mental health problem and cases have rocketed by 50% during coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, new report shows, 22.10.2020

Schools Week, We fear next summer’s exams, say lockdown heads, 22.10.2020

Schools Week, Revealed: What Ofqual’s explosive board minutes tell us about the exams fiasco, 22.10.2020

Schools Week, Williamson met with Ofqual day before results day – despite claims of ignorance, 22.10.2020

TES, Schools have ‘limited role’ in spreading Covid, 22.10.2020

BBC News, Lockdown made life worse for two in five children, NHS report says, 22.10.2020

The Times, MPs kick out Marcus Rashford’s call to extend free meals, 22.10.2020

The Times, Want your children to love books? Show them a podcast, 22.10.2020

The Scotsman, SQA and Scottish Government accused of 'cover-up' over claim of no written record of eight meetings involving John Swinney, 22.10.2020

iNews, School kids to become climate change reporters in Sky programme, 22.10.2020

iNews, Universities: England needs 350,000 more places by 2035 — but 18-year old population in Scotland to decline, 22.10.2020

The Telegraph, Why lockdown has intensified parents' property catchment area wars, 22.10.2020

The Times, Law firms look beyond A-level grades, 22.10.2020

The Times, School and social status have no place in the legal profession, 22.10.2020

The Guardian, Figures lay bare toll of pandemic on UK children's mental health, 21.10.2020

The Guardian, Marcus Rashford in 'despair' as MPs reject free school meal plan, 21.10.2020

TES, DfE cuts 'schools aren't high risk' line from guidance, 21.10.2020

TES, Covid: Keep classrooms 'well ventilated' schools told, 21.10.2020

TES, Covid remote lessons law 'draconian' and 'demoralising', 21.10.2020

TES, GCSEs 2021: Plea for new approach in lockdown areas, 21.10.2020

TES, Teachers ‘sick and tired’ of the DfE’s Covid response, 21.10.2020

TES, Teaching about white privilege? You're breaking the law, 21.10.2020

TES, Pupils 'need more access to BAME authors in class', 21.10.2020

TES, Don’t teach pupils about white privilege, says minister, 21.10.2020

Schools Week, Consider allowing pupils to wear additional clothing indoors, DfE tells schools, 21.10.2020

Schools Week, Gibb ‘misspoke’ when he said all schools were in ‘tier 1’, 21.10.2020

The Telegraph, Lockdown could lead to more children reading books, the National Literacy Trust claims, 21.10.2020

The Herald, Warning over safety of previously shielding teachers, 21.10.2020

The Telegraph, Overcautious teachers are sending entire year groups home unnecessarily, Children's tsar warns, 21.10.2020

The Telegraph, Children’s education shouldn’t be sacrificed on the altar of Covid, 21.10.2020

The Telegraph, Disease experts criticise school for shuffling pupils around every 15 minutes to avoid quarantine, 21.10.2020

The Telegraph, Male teacher chosen for job over female rival because he had 'strong handshake', tribunal hears, 21.10.2020

The Telegraph, Time to end the teaching of divisive critical race theory in British schools, 21.10.2020

The Independent, Teachers presenting white privilege as fact are breaking the law, minister warns, 21.10.2020

BBC News, Rashford says child hunger worsening as MPs set to vote, 21.10.2020

Schools Week, Nick Gibb at education committee: 7 things we learned, 20.10.2020

The Guardian, 'Scarred for life': Sage experts warn of impact of Covid policies on the young, 20.10.2020

TES, Scottish government to fund free meals over holidays, 20.10.20

TES, Teachers set 'impossible' remote learning task, 20.10.2020

BBC News, Pupils sent home in half of England's secondary schools, 20.10.2020

The Times, Covid cases reported at nearly half of England’s secondary schools, 21.10.2020

TES, Pupils 'need more access to BAME authors in class', 21.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Nearly HALF of secondary schools in England have pupils at home self-isolating because of Covid as class attendance falls to 86%, government figures show, 20.10.2020.  Also in Schools Week, TES and iNews

The Daily Mail, SAGE scientists warn children risk becoming a 'lost generation' because of Number 10's pandemic policies, 20.10.2020

The Guardian, Coronavirus: 400,000 children in England off school in one week, 20.10.2020

iNews, Opening windows at same time as using air conditioning ‘could reduce the spread of coronavirus in classrooms’, 20.10.2020

The Telegraph, Pupils may find it easier to get top grades in 2021 exams, minister suggests, 20.10.2020.  Also in Schools Week and iNews

TES, 'I love teaching – but I can't carry on like this', 20.10.2020

TES, School face masks confusion as minister contradicts DfE, 20.10.2020

TES, Our voices must be heard on Covid-19, students plea, 20.10.2020

TES, DfE scraps data showing rise in partly closed schools, 20.10.2020

TES, Revealed: GCSE exam dates and timetables 2021, 20.10.2020

TES, What teachers really think about teaching during Covid, 20.10.2020

TES, Gibb refuses to rule out centre-assessed GCSE grades, 20.10.2020

The Telegraph, First all-online global school launches, offering private education at fraction of the cost, 20.10.2020

The Telegraph, Teaching children that white privilege is a fact is breaking the law, says minister, 20.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Education Minister Nick Gibb rules out cancelling school holidays to help children catch up on learning as he says teachers 'need a break' after 'working phenomenally hard' during coronavirus crisis, 20.10.2020

BBC News, Pupils sent home in half of England's secondary schools, 20.10.2020

TES, Nearly half of secondaries have self-isolating pupils, 20.10.2020

BBC News, Covid in Scotland: Sturgeon will 'do everything' to keep schools open, 20.10.2020

The Guardian, Pressure mounts on No 10 to extend free school meals holiday scheme, 20.10.2020

The Telegraph, Why men are quitting teaching at an alarming rate, 20.10.2020

TES, Exclusive: Teachers 'busting a gut', says Wes Streeting, 19.10.2020

The Times, Covid in Scotland: schools in hotspots at risk of closure, 19.10.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Almost 1,500 cases recorded in NI schools, 19.10.2020

The Times, Wales announces two-week circuit-breaker lockdown, 19.10.2020

The Times, 90-minute tests for coronavirus on trial in hospitals and care homes, 19.10.2020

The Telegraph, Exam uncertainty is creating a teenage mental health crisis, 19.10.2020

The Telegraph, Depriving young people of the great outdoors is an utter tragedy, 19.10.2020

The Telegraph, SNP urged to deliver bailout to save vital outdoor education centres, 19.10.2020

TES, Tiered alert system will not dictate when schools close, 19.10.2020

TES, Schools told not to 'bother' DfE on Covid cases, 19.10.2020

TES, Teachers at 'serious risk' without new safety checks, 19.10.2020

TES, Teachers condemn safety ad's 'small class sizes' claim, 19.10.2020

TES, Revealed: Schools that had 50% of results downgraded, 19.10.2020

The Telegraph, Pupils lose out as number of male teachers falls to new low as white men abandon profession, 19.10.2020

TES, Pay freezes blamed for huge drop in male teachers, 19.10.2020

The Times, Exodus of male teachers leaves boys without role models, 19.10.2020

LBC News, Education is becoming 'feminised' putting men off becoming teachers, 19.10.2020

The Guardian, Charities fear impact of masks on deaf children in UK schools, 19.10.2020

Schools Week, The PM’s tutoring plans offer hope for undoing Covid damage, 19.10.2020

The Sunday Times, Teachers search for lost children of Covid, 18.10.2020

The Herald, How 'blended learning' has returned to Scottish schools, 18.10.2020

The Sunday Times, Ex-chief schools inspector Michael Wilshaw urges retired teachers to join him in the classroom, 18.10.2020

TES, Can sewage show us if pupils are Covid super spreaders?, 17.10.2020

The Mirror, Schools may need to shut for two weeks to 'get on top of' Covid-19, says Gov advisor, 17.10.2020

TES, A teacher's mission is to destroy barriers to equality, 17.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Parents of private school pupils could be 'hounded' for unpaid fees by a debt collection agency as institutions face 'major challenge' to survive, 17.10.2020

The Telegraph, Teacher beheaded in Paris suburb after showing cartoons of Prophet Mohammed to class, 17.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Schoolchildren are being left outside in the rain and sitting in freezing classrooms because of unclear Covid advice from Government, parents say, 17.10.2020

The Telegraph, Pupils saw body of their decapitated Paris teacher online, 17.10.2020

The Telegraph, Schools may have to shut for two weeks to 'get on top of' cases, says Government adviser, 17.10.2020

The Telegraph, Food supply chain to hospitals, care homes, schools and prisons on brink of collapse, wholesalers warn, 17.10.2020

Schools Week, Wes Streeting appointed shadow schools minister, 16.10.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers call for 'circuit-breaker' lockdown and two-week half term, 16.10.2020

iNews, Government faced with Commons vote if it does not extend free school meals to holidays, 16.10.2020

The Daily Mail, 'Circuit breakers' EVERY school holiday: SAGE expert says two-week lockdowns at breaks could put brakes on coronavirus spread until vaccine is developed, 16.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Now they want a SERIES of circuit breakers: Government adviser says we should shut down the country around EVERY school holiday, 16.10.2020

BBC News, Covid: Loss of school trips in pandemic 'has cost £500m', 16.10.2020

Schools Week, Private schools group branded ‘insensitive’ over partnership with debt collection agency, 16.10.2020

The Times, Call for circuit-breaker lockdowns during every school holiday, 16.10.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Liverpool mayor considers extra half-term week, 16.10.2020

Schools Week, £140m of tuition catch-up cash remains unspent, 16.10.2020

iNews, Wales extends free school meals to every school holiday until Easter 2021, 15.10.2020

TES, Why school arts could save Fatima's ballet career, 15.10.2020

iNews, Jamie Oliver: Give young people 20% off healthy food, says anti-childhood obesity campaign, 15.10.2020

The Guardian, Students retaking GSCE exams in November 'may pose public health risk', 15.10.2020.  Also in TES

BBC News, Marcus Rashford to fight on after new school meals plea rejected, 15.10.2020

Evening Standard, Liverpool considering extra half-term week in battle with coronavirus, 15.10.2020

The Telegraph, Why we need more science teachers, now more than ever, 15.10.2020

The Telegraph, Woke teaching has been a disaster for working class kids, 15.10.2020

TES, Exclusive: Masks mandatory in hundreds more secondaries, 15.10.2020

TES, Teachers are not being heard on Covid, warn heads, 15.10.2020

TES, Schools will 'have difficulty' if Covid rise continues, 15.10.2020

The Guardian, Marcus Rashford urges more compassion for poorest children, 15.10.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Ireland: Schools are safe and can stay open, Norma Foley confirms, 15.10.2020

iNews, Jamie Oliver: Give young people 20% off healthy food, says anti-childhood obesity campaign, 15.10.2020

iNews, Wales extends free school meals to every school holiday until Easter 2021, 15.10.2020

The Times, ‘Too late’ for half-term coronavirus circuit breaker to work, 15.10.2020

BBC News, Rashford: Hungry children still worrying about next meal, 15.10.2020

The Times, Teachers call for parents evenings to be cancelled, 15.10.2020

TES, GCSE resits: The power of peer-to-peer teaching, 14.10.2020

TES, 'Urgent' call to train teachers in 'digital learning', 14.10.2020

BBC News, Teachers in Wales to get 3.7% pay rise, 14.10.2020

The Telegraph, Half of UK's outdoor education centres face closure due to coronavirus, 14.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Children have 'closed up' since going back to school at the end of lockdown - with 64% of parents saying youngsters spoke more about their feelings while learning from home, 14.10.2020

The Mirror, Headteacher warns parents about 'lesser' coronavirus symptoms she blames for outbreak, 14.10.2020

TES, Exams 2021: how do the changes affect your calendar?, 14.10.2020

TES, Coronavirus and exams: a guide to the rules for absence, 14.10.2020

TES, My school will end up with five-figure Covid costs, 14.10.2020

TES, Less than half school staff happy with pay or workload, 14.10.2020

TES, I can't help it – I see my pupils as a Covid risk, 14.10.2020

TES, GCSEs and A levels 2021: Can exams ever be fair?, 14.10.2020

TES, More Covid tests promised to 'high-risk area' schools, 14.10.2020

TES, Campaign builds to save outdoor education centres, 14.10.2020

The Telegraph, If GCSEs fall out of fashion, finding a school could get much more exciting, 14.10.2020

The Times, Don’t ask working-class boys to apologise for ‘white privilege’, experts warn, 14.10.2020

BBC News, Covid: School insurance fears for cancelled overnight trips, 14.10.2020

The Times, Pressure grows on PM for half-term lockdown, 14.10.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Wrap up, pupils told, as windows will stay open, 14.10.2020

BBC News, Schools to close and tight new hospitality rules in Northern Ireland, 14.10.2020

The Telegraph, How to invest so your children's school fees pay for themselves, 14.10.2020

The Telegraph, How to talk to children about race, 13.10.2020

iNews, White working class pupils falling behind because of ‘status deficit’, MPs hear, 13.10.2020

BBC News, 'Elitist curriculum not serving white working classes', 13.10.2020

The Telegraph, White working class boys will continue to be left behind because 'white privilege' suggests they are the problem, 13.10.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Almost 1 in 10 schools now partially closed, 13.10.2020

Schools Week, More ‘optionality’ in next year’s exams still a possibility, says Ofqual chief, 13.10.2020

TES, GCSEs: Mocks plan ‘makes mockery’ of allowing more time, 13.10.2020

TES, Exams 2021: 'We must achieve fairness and confidence', 13.10.2020

TES, GCSEs 2021: A guide to adapting your planning, 13.10.2020

TES, Covid: More than one in five secondaries partly closed, 13.10.2020

TES, GCSEs 2021: How do we keep students motivated?, 13.10.2020

TES, GCSEs 2021: Call to scrap exams up for debate by MPs, 13.10.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Vulnerable patients told they can still go to work or school, 13.10.2020

TES, Revealed: SAGE warning over schools spreading Covid, 13.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Covid rates `will keep rising if schools and hospitality remain open´, 13.10.2020

The Telegraph, Six legal ways to cut your tax bill while saving money for private school, 13.10.2020

The Times, Free school breakfasts can transform lives, 13.10.2020

The Times, Disadvantages faced by white working class cannot be ignored, 13.10.2020

The Times, Scottish pupils will lose out without exams, parents warn, 13.10.2020

TES, Coronavirus and exams: 8 key questions about the update, 12.10.2020

TES, 5 ways teachers can prioritise their mental health, 12.10.2020

The Guardian, Marcus Rashford backs MPs’ push for free school breakfasts, 12.10.2020.  Also iNews

The Mirror, Contact tracers told to stop giving details of cases in schools to local health teams, 12.10.2020

The Scotsman, Pupils told to wrap up in class as school windows to be kept open over winter, 12.10.2020

TES, GCSEs 2021: Results will be a ‘challenge’ warn boards, 12.10.2020

TES, Coronavirus and exams: 8 key questions about the update, 12.10.2020

TES, Is exam uncertainty causing an arms race of assessment?, 12.10.2020

TES, GCSE resits: Plans for summer exams revealed, 12.10.2020

TES, Exclusive: Teacher alarm at new test and trace changes, 12.10.2020

TES, Rising Covid cases putting teachers at risk, says union, 12.10.2020

Schools Week, No blanket closure for schools in ‘very high’ alert areas, PM confirms, 12.10.2020

The Telegraph, There are serious problems with the equality for next year's exams, 12.10.2020

The Guardian, Surge in number of UK children applying for free school meals, 12.10.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Ireland: Schools will not close for extra week, 12.10.2020

The Telegraph, How much to save to send a child to private school – whether it's 10 years away or one, 12.10.2020

The Guardian, Britain’s best universities are dominated by private schools. Could I help level the playing field?, 12.10.2020

iNews, Marcus Rashford renews call for free school meal vouchers over half-term as data shows increased demand, 12.10.2020

The Times, Students should apply for university next year with confidence, 12.10.2020

TES, Rising Covid cases putting teachers at risk, says union, 12.10.2020

TES, Exclusive: Teacher alarm at new test and trace changes, 12.10.2020

The Daily Mail, English schools 2021 exams delayed by 3 weeks due to COVID-19, 12.10.2020

Sky News, Coronavirus: Three-week delay for 'most' GCSE and A-level exams in England next summer, 12.10.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Union demands better safety as school toll rises sharply, 12.10.2020

The Guardian, Ten black history events that should be taught to every pupil, 11.10.2020

The Sunday Times, Letters to the Editor: Exams must happen, 11.10.2020

The Sunday Times, Lindsay Paterson: Cancelling coursework for Scottish Highers pupils shows no lessons learnt, 11.10.2020

TES, Teachers demand action as 10-19 pupils top Covid table, 11.09.2020

The Guardian, 'It isn't a tick-box': young BLM activists on Black History Month in UK schools, 11.10.2020

TES, Covid and schools: a virologist's view on staying safe, 11.10.2020

The Sunday Times, Tech companies must be forced to protect children, 11.10.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Prince Harry speaks of taking school for granted, as he joins Meghan and Malala for girls' education campaign, 11.10.2020

The Guardian, Online-only tours make anxious parents’ school choice harder, 11.10.2020

TES, Why bringing sport back to our school was so important, 11.10.2020

iNews, ‘Rigorous’ mock exams to be held as a backup in case exam season is cancelled again, 10.10.2020

The Mirror, Thousands of teachers face 'devastating' pension shortfalls after admin blunders, 10.10.2020

TES, 'The mental energy to teach during Covid is staggering', 10.10.2020

TES, A teacher without their audience is a tragic show, 10.10.2020

TES, Why diversity matters – in our very non-diverse school, 10.10.2020

The Mirror, Schoolchildren 'banned from singing Happy Birthday in class' over coronavirus fears, 10.10.2020

The Telegraph, Parents with young children could be protected against severe Covid-19, 10.10.2020

The Guardian, 'Plan B' for rigorous mock exams to avoid rerun of A-level fiasco, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 10.10.2020

TES, SQA was far more likely to downgrade state students, 09.10.2020

The Independent, Environmental organisations call for inquiry into ‘vital role of outdoor learning’, 09.10.2020

BBC News, GCSEs and A-level exams to start later in NI next summer, 09.10.2020

The Telegraph, Children of same-sex parents do better at school, study claims, 09.10.2020

TES, Covid costs are pushing schools over edge, say heads, 09.10.2020

Schools Week, Schools take £900m Covid hit, but few get cash help, 09.10.2020

Schools Week, Prioritising well-being doesn’t make you a ‘snowflake’, 09.10.2020

iNews, Poor education decisions across UK during coronavirus crisis hit disadvantaged pupils, report finds, 09.10.2020

BBC News, No on-site counselling in half of schools, research says, 09.10.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Dropping N5s hits prospects of the most disadvantaged, 09.10.2020

BBC News, NHS Covid-19 app: Why are some teachers being told not to use it?, 08.10.2020

TES, 'Hey, Gav – teachers need a two-week half-term', 08.10.2020

TES, 'Weaker schools need help with GCSE teacher assessment', 08.10.2020

The Guardian, Tory MPs back ditching GCSE exams in English school system overhaul, 08.10.2020

The Scotsman, Algorithm at heart of Scottish exam results fiasco not analysed, 08.10.2020

TES, Closing schools may increase Covid deaths, warn experts, 08.10.2020

The Independent, 'It's relentless': Head teachers describe reopening schools mid-pandemic, 08.10.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Closing schools could increase death toll by prolonging outbreak, scientists say as they warn against short-termism, 08.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Education sector leads WFH drive with 51% of businesses from independent schools, exam boards and private tutors planning to increase the amount of their staff working from home, 08.10.2020

TES, WATCH: Teachers' worst Covid gap fears confirmed, 09.10.2020

TES, Call to use outdoor education to boost pupil wellbeing, 08.10.2020

The Times, Keeping lower levels of air pollution in and around schools could help pupils’ education, 08.10.2020. Also in iNews

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Anger as exams cancelled to avoid ‘risk to timetable’, 08.10.2020

The Times, Music lessons improve children’s concentration and memory, 08.10.2020

The Guardian, Scotland's National 5 exams to be cancelled next year, 08.10.2020. Also in BBC News, TES, iNews

BBC News, Let depressed teens postpone exams, say researchers, 08.10.2020

The Telegraph, Herd immunity could have saved more lives than lockdown, study suggests, 07.10.2020

The Guardian, Only radical reform can fix Britain's broken ladder of social mobility, 07.10.2020

The Guardian, Department for Education’s handling of pupil data ruled illegal, 07.10.2020

The Telegraph, BBC to cut back recruitment of Oxbridge graduates, 07.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Coronavirus lockdowns 'may kill MORE than herd immunity strategy does': Strict restrictions and school closures could increase deaths as Covid bounces back, major study finds, 07.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Shutting schools increases Covid-19 deaths – study, 07.10.2020. Also in The Evening Standard, The Mirror

Schools Week, DfE broke pupil data protection laws, damning ICO audit reveals, 07.10.2020

TES, Exams 2021: Why teachers need to know the rules now, 07.10.2020

TES, BAME representation in school governance falls to 3.5%, 07.10.2020

TES, MPs to debate whether to reduce GCSE content for 2021, 07.10.2020

TES, Are school open mornings putting teachers at risk?, 07.10.2020

BBC News, Swinney to update MSPs on 2021 school exam plans, 07.10.2020

The Times, Big rise in black Cambridge students, 07.10.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Don’t force at-risk teachers to sign off sick, councils told, 07.10.2020

TES, GCSEs 2021: Call to make teacher assessment more robust, 06.10.2020

Schools Week, Government to ‘explore’ one-to-one teaching for ‘exceptional’ pupils, 06.10.2020

iNews, Scottish Tories back free university tuition, reversing 13 years of opposition, 06.10.2020

The Daily Mail, Parental anxiety about Covid-19 leads to rise in home schooling – Ofsted, 06.10.2020

Schools Week, More schools partially closed, but attendance rises, 06.10.2020

Schools Week, Spielman: Better DfE advice needed to thwart Covid ‘fake news’ fuelling home education rise, 06.10.2020

Schools Week, Ofsted’s visits find schools’ remote learning ‘not aligned’ to curriculum, 06.10.2020

TES, Ofsted: Remote lessons 'not aligned' with curriculum, 06.10.2020

TES, Ofsted: Covid testing 'barrier' to schools staying open, 06.10.2020

TES, Ofsted: Third of schools see Covid home education rise, 06.10.2020

Financial Times, Lack of clarity makes fresh exams fiasco likely, unions warn, 06.10.2020

The Scotsman, John Swinney set to announce plans for 2021 school exams after SQA fiasco, 06.10.2020

The Times, Far right recruiting children on YouTube, 06.10.2020

The Scotsman, Schools must prioritise kids’ emotional wellbeing - Paul Carberry, 06.10.2020

TES, Fears DfE still 'putting all its eggs in exam basket', 05.10.2020

TheTelegraph, GCSE and A-level curriculum could be cut back to help post-Covid generation, 05.10.2020

BBC News, Boris Johnson urged to intervene to 'save outdoor education', 05.10.2020

iNews, Prioritise teenagers taking GCSEs and A-levels for Covid testing to safeguard exams in 2021, ministers told, 05.10.2020

Schools Week, Unions: Allow grade inflation next year – but not as much as 2020, 05.10.2020

TES, Williamson: Teachers have a duty not to indoctrinate, 05.10.2020

TES, 'Lack of empathy for vulnerable teachers is staggering', 05.10.2020

TES, Teachers warned of edtech's 'massive data extraction', 05.10.2020

TES, No plans for return to blended learning, says Sturgeon, 05.10.2020

TES, Why teachers need their headteachers to teach, 05.10.2020

TES, GCSEs: Call to keep some inflation from grades fiasco, 05.10.2020

TES, Prioritise exam students for Covid tests, DfE told, 05.10.2020

The Times, We need an exam plan by Christmas, head teachers tell Nick Gibb, 05.10.2020

Schools Week, Three new studies will assess post-Covid disadvantage gap, 05.10.2020

BBC News, Covid: Plea to end remote teaching 'postcode lottery', 04.10.2020

The Sunday Times, Ministers’ multiple choice question for exams next summer: plan A, plan B or plan C?, 04.10.2020

TES, World Teachers' Day focuses on Covid challenges, 04.10.2020

The Telegraph, Time for parents to stand against the scandalous treatment of schoolchildren, 04.10.2020

The Guardian, ‘Exhausted’ teachers warn they have no additional funding to handle Covid-19, 04.10.2020

TES, 8 ways schools need help to survive the Covid 2nd wave, 03.10.2020

TES, 'Remote learning legal order will force heads to quit', 03.10.2020

TES, Why we need to make Black History Month last all year, 03.10.2020

TES, Losing faith and undermined: Teachers’ 5 Covid fears, 03.10.2020

Evening Standard, GCSEs set to be pushed back for same amount of time as A-level, 03.10.2020

The Independent, GCSE exams could be delayed by three weeks in line with A-levels, reports say, 03.10.2020

The Guardian, Covid cases among secondary school-aged children rise in England, 02.10.2020

Financial Times, Schools turn to private sector for Covid-19 tests, 02.10.2020

The Guardian, Ministers taking 'way too long' to bring black history into curriculum, 02.10.2020

The Times, A-level pupils to get three extra weeks but exams will go ahead, 02.10.2020

Financial Times, Vocation, vocation should be UK middle class’s new mantra, 02.10.2020

TES, Exclusive: Remote learning 'fills teachers with dread', 02.10.2020

The Times, The Times view on scrapping A levels: Exam Anxiety, 02.10.2020

The Times, A-level pupils to get three extra weeks but exams will go ahead, 02.10.2020

Schools Week, 20k autumn A-level ‘resit’ entries – with maths and science most popular, 01.10.2020

The Guardian, Legal threat over anti-capitalist guidance for schools in England, 01.10.2020

The Independent, I didn’t become a teacher to ban independent thought. Anti-racist education should not be up for debate, 01.10.2020

The Telegraph, A Level exams to be delayed next summer, minister to announce, 01.10.2020

BBC News, Emergency powers adopted to require schools to teach online, 01.10.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Schools ‘have legal duty’ to provide remote education, 01.10.2020

Schools Week, ‘Compelling logic’ in call to scrap GCSEs, says Green, 01.10.2020

Schools Week, DfE to clarify ‘intent’ of controversial new RSE guidance, 01.10.2020

Schools Week, No free laptops for schools with fewer than 15 self-isolating pupils, 01.10.2020

TES, Exclusive: Covid test chaos may close fifth of schools, 01.10.2020

TES, Remote learning legal order is 'grave error', say heads, 01.10.2020

TES, Schools can't order free laptops for pupils on rotas, 01.10.2020

TES, Call for UK schools to follow Italian 'rapid' test plan, 01.10.2020

TES, Exclusive: One in five schools have Covid-19 cases, 01.10.2020

TES, Covid teacher absence: How to solve the cover problem, 01.10.2020

TES, Are GCSEs worth saving?, 01.10.2020

TES, Maths most popular subject for autumn A-level 'resits', 01.10.2020

TES, The recruitment crisis in numbers, 01.10.2020

The Times, Oxford announces black scholarship, 01.10.2020

The Times, Influencers paid to plug degrees they never took, 01.10.2020

The Telegraph, Beware Critical Race Theory – the divisive ideology infiltrating school history lessons, 01.10.2020

TES, Most schools can't afford Covid costs, survey finds, 01.10.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: ‘Circuit-breaker’ lockdown may not be effective, 01.09.2020

TES, Could 'Nightingale classes' keep schools fully open?, 30.09.2020

TES, Cancel 2021 GCSE and A-level exams, says Lord Baker, 30.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Is your school in Covid danger zone? Online tool lets parents check how close their children could be to nearest outbreaks in the area, 30.09.2020

The Guardian, Rise in pupils in England being home-schooled due to Covid fears, says Ofsted chief, 30.09.2020

The Telegraph, No link between schools re-opening and coronavirus infection rates, global analysis finds, 30.09.2020

Schools Week, DfE pulls out of major TALIS survey to ‘reduce considerable workload burden’, 30.09.2020

Schools Week, Campaign calls for BAME author quotas in GCSE study lists, 30.09.2020

TES, Whitty: Covid rates 'not rising in school-age children', 30.09.2020

TES, How to check Covid infection rates near your school, 30.09.2020

TES, Online learning 'little more than revision', say heads, 30.09.2020

TES, GCSEs: Could your lesson trigger mental health issues?, 30.09.2020

TES, Covid crisis shows ministers mistrust us, say teachers, 30.09.2020

TES, Ten years on, Covid shows why we need the Equality Act, 30.09.2020

TES, Swinney: 'The last thing I want to do is close schools', 30.09.2020

TES, GCSEs: Call for more BAME authors in English lit texts, 30.09.2020

TES, A levels 2021: 'Trust teachers and cancel exams', 30.09.2020

The Telegraph, Social media scavenger hunts are leading teenagers astray, 30.09.2020

The Times, Next year’s A levels should be cancelled, 30.09.2020

The Guardian, Keir Starmer: pupils should learn more black British history, 30.09.2020

iNews, Cancelling 2021 GCSEs and A-levels may be ‘inevitable’ because of Covid disruption to schools, UK’s biggest teacher union warns, 30.09.2020

Evening Standard, Government is committed to GCSE and A-Level exams taking place next year, says No10, 30.09.2020

BBC News, Ministers 'sticking fingers in ears' over 2021 exams, 30.09.2020

The Times, Education: don’t put young people’s futures on hold, 30.09.2020

The Times, Next year’s A levels should be cancelled, 30.09.2020

Schools Week, Self-isolating pupils who miss Autumn resits face entering 2021 exams, 29.09.2020

BBC News, Children 'must be the priority' in Covid-19 planning, 29.09.2020

Schools Week, DfE introduces intelligence gathering to monitor exclusions ‘in real time’, 29.09.2020

The Guardian, Exempt under-12s in England from Covid rule of six, says report, 29.09.2020

The Telegraph, What are the new rules for teaching identity in schools?, 29.09.2020

The Times, Let girls be tomboys, says gender guidance, 28.09.2020

The Telegraph, We are determined to make lifelong learning a reality, 28.09.2020

The Times, Schools should embrace the potential of online learning, 28.09.2020

The Guardian, Covid: too many children are being tested, says leading UK expert, 28.09.2020

The Times, Crisis has taught us that online lessons work for pupils, 28.09.2020

Schools Week, Government ‘flying blind’ over Covid tests for pupils, 28.09.2020

The Guardian, Black working-class pupils unfairly excluded in England, thinktank warns, 28.09.2020

The Telegraph, Playground games of the past return at boarding school after shopping trips axed due to Covid, 28.09.2020

TES, How to re-engage reluctant readers post lockdown, 28.09.2020

TES, Schools still safe to open full time, says Sturgeon, 28.09.2020

Schools Week, Shadow education secretary apologises after calling Covid-19 a ‘good crisis’, 28.09.2020

TES, Why your cold tells you little about Covid transmission, 27.09.2020

iNews, Government tells schools in England not to use anti-capitalist teaching resources, 27.09.2020

BBC News, University entrance: The ‘taboo’ about who doesn’t go, 27.09.2020

The Guardian, Class sizes in UK may rise to 60 as schools struggle to cover for self-isolating teachers, 27.09.2020

TES, 3 reasons GCSEs need to change – and 3 alternatives, 27.09.2020

TES, GCSE November resits: the right move at the wrong time?, 27.09.2020

iNews, Government tells schools in England not to use anti-capitalist teaching resources, 27.09.2020

TES, DfE has 'tunnel vision' over GCSEs and A levels, 27.09.2020

iNews, Free school meal vouchers: Marcus Rashford backs call to extend scheme to October half-term, 26.09.2020

The Telegraph, With the Prince's Trust, we know we can make a crucial difference in these uncertain times, 26.09.2020

The Guardian, 'Our first case of Covid. Parents are hounding me, staff are afraid': diary of a headteacher's week, 26.09.2020

TES, How Covid barriers can become creative opportunities, 26.09.2020

The Telegraph, A million youngsters could need 'urgent help' to protect their futures, warns Prince Charles, 26.09.2020

iNews, Children with coughs are fuelling rise in demand for coronavirus tests, 26.09.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England, 26.09.2020

The Telegraph, One in four teachers would leave their union if they could benefit from alternative legal support, 26.09.2020

BBC News, Lockdown learning 'gulf' sparks call to treble pupil premium, 26.09.2020

The Telegraph, Prince’s Trust: don't dismiss struggling young people as snowflakes, 26.09.2020

The Telegraph, Schools being partially closed due to Covid will be 'way of life' until vaccine, academy chief says, 25.09.2020

The Telegraph, Pupils lose bursaries and parents fight for refunds as Covid-19 forces private schools to close, 25.09.2020

The Telegraph, Pupils lose bursaries and parents fight for refunds as Covid-19 forces private schools to close, 25.09.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Face visors not recommended for routine school use, 25.09.2020

Evening Standard, Headteachers ‘lose faith in the Government over exams’, 24.09.2020

iNews, School children are lacking physical fitness after lockdown, nation’s PE teachers report, 24.09.2020

The Mirror, Schools hit hard by coronavirus with 900 sending pupils home - is your child affected?, 24.09.2020

The Telegraph, Start giving our teachers some respect. They hold the key to schools staying open, 24.09.2020

Schools Week, Spielman: Not ‘realistic’ to expect schools to provide ‘full’ online teaching, 24.09.2020

Schools Week, Partial closures ‘will continue until we have a vaccine’, says national schools commissioner, 24.09.2020

TES, Why Covid catch-up classes are a really bad idea, 24.09.2020

TES, Don't label pupils' gender identity, teachers told, 24.09.2020

TES, Russell Group attracts £14m for degree apprenticeships, 24.09.2020

TES, Teachers told to up efforts to spot abuse post-lockdown, 24.09.2020

TES, Record rise in disadvantaged starting university, 24.09.2020

Schools Week, Warning over school leaders with ‘reactivity fatigue considering early retirements’, 24.09.2020

TES, Exclusive: 92% school staff lack trust in DfE on Covid, 24.09.2020

iNews, Record number of students going to UK universities following results fiasco U-turn, 24.09.2020

TES, PM 'out of touch' over test shortage impact on schools, 23.09.2020

The Telegraph, For parents, the fight to keep sex-segregated spaces goes on, 23.09.2020

The Mirror, Boris Johnson hints he may have to close schools again if new restrictions don't work, 23.09.2020

The Telegraph, Schools are sliding into lockdown by default, 23.09.2020

Schools Week, Availability of testing ‘key’ to safe school reopenings, say medical officers, 23.09.2020

Schools Week, Government doing ‘level best’ to get school pupils tested, claims Johnson, 23.09.2020

TES, 'Huge concerns' over post-Covid school mentor shortage, 23.09.2020

TES, Why international schools need urgent 2021 exam clarity, 23.09.2020

TES, PM 'out of touch' over test shortage impact on schools, 23.09.2020

TES, Coronavirus: What are the rules around student absence?, 23.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Head teacher tells pupils to 'get used to being cold' as windows are kept open to fight Covid and warns they won't be able to wear coats in class, 23.09.2020

Metro, Boris Johnson defends school coronavirus testing crisis as children are 'low risk', 23.09.2020

The Telegraph, Schools are not designed to be Covid-free and they are turning into hotbeds of disease, 23.09.2020

Independent Education Today, Lockdown leaves state school parents eyeing independent sector, 23.09.2020

The Telegraph, Exclusive: New online fitness platform launched to help schools address physical activity levels, 22.09.2020

TES, NHS Covid-19 app: 5 things teachers need to know, 22.09.2020

iNews, Coronavirus latest: Schools to receive more Covid-19 testing kits in coming weeks to deal with increase in demand from ill pupils, 22.09.2020

Schools Week, Government suggests schools relax phone bans to allow use of NHS Covid app, 22.09.2020

Schools Week, Schools to stay open as Johnson announces tougher lockdown restrictions, 22.09.2020

Schools Week, Starmer demands taskforce to close attainment gap, 22.09.2020

TES, Online GCSE tests? 'Pie in the sky', say heads, 22.09.2020

TES, What if Covid policy were a school behaviour strategy?, 22.09.2020

TES, How do you deal with 15 Covid cases in 4 days?, 22.09.2020

TES, 'Quickly' assess Covid learning gap, teachers advised, 22.09.2020

TES, CBI: £130bn needed to prevent skills gap post-Covid, 22.09.2020

TES, 1 in 3 pupils 'have witnessed racism in school', 22.09.2020

TES, ‘Flexible learning will stop pupils being left behind', 22.09.2020

The Guardian, Covid-19: number of schools in England 'not fully open' quadruples, 22.09.2020

The Daily Mail, One MILLION pupils skip classes due to parents' Covid fears: Number of children kept at home rises to one in eight from one in ten at start of term - as 4% of schools are not fully open, 22.09.2020

The Mirror, School closes after spate of Covid-19 positive cases leaves just two teachers on site, 22.09.2020

Evening Standard, Number of schools ‘not fully open’ to children increases due to Covid-19 cases, 22.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Number of schools `not fully open´ to children increases due to Covid-19 cases, 22.09.2020

BBC News, Quadrupling in schools sending home pupils in Covid cases, 22.09.2020

iNews, Will schools close again? What the Government has said about stopping UK school closures – and current Covid rules explained, 22.09.2020

The Telegraph, What happened when a teacher at my school tested positive for Covid, 22.09.2020

The Telegraph, How school pupils and staff can stay safe from coronavirus under new Covid-19 rules, 22.09.2020

BBC News, Covid: School bus drivers fearful of coronavirus infection risk, 22.09.2020

BBC News, Covid: Teachers and school workers 'should have priority for tests', 22.09.2020

iNews, When is October half-term 2020? UK school holiday dates explained after reports of two-week Covid lockdown, 22.09.2020

The Times, Rationed coronavirus testing will give teachers and health staff priority, 22.09.2020

The Guardian, One-third of children in UK 'have heard racist comments at school', 22.09.2020

TES, How dare Gavin Williamson criticise teachers?, 21.09.2020

The Guardian, Scottish ministers considering strict new Covid rules, leak reveals, 21.09.2020

The Telegraph, Schools in local lockdown areas could go part-time within weeks, teaching union chief warns, 21.09.2020

Schools Week, Teachers fifth on priority list for testing, but no place for school pupils, 21.09.2020

TES, Teachers fifth in line to get coronavirus tests, 21.09.2020

TES, Teachers denied testing for 'not being key workers', 21.09.2020

TES, Sleepless heads 'at the end of their tether' over tests, 21.09.2020

TES, New Covid measures will prioritise keeping schools open, 21.09.2020

TES, Teachers' Covid fears 'not taken seriously enough', 21.09.2020

TES, GCSE 2020: Autumn exam timetable, 21.09.2020

TES, Schools 'let down by demoralising DfE Covid advice', 21.09.2020

TES, Covid creates teacher training placement 'bottleneck', 21.09.2020

The Telegraph, Why we should scrap all school exams for the year ahead, 21.09.2020

The Sun, Boris Johnson ‘risks failing a generation of kids if he does not sort out the testing fiasco’, 21.09.2020

Sky News, Coronavirus: 'A test the government must pass' - ministers urged to prioritise testing in schools, 21.09.2020

Evening Standard, Evening Standard comment: A full lockdown isn’t the answer to Covid | Our help for schools, 21.09.2020

The Telegraph, School run blamed for return of morning rush hour, 21.09.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Parents want end to confusion over next year’s exams, 21.09.2020

The Times, School funding ‘unfair to poor white pupils’, 21.09.2020

iNews, Sir Keir Starmer: Put children ‘at the front of the queue’ for coronavirus testing or face ‘flood’ of school closures, 20.09.2020

TES, More details emerge of exam cancellation plans, 20.09.2020

Schools Week, Covering black history is good teaching, says Gibb, 20.09.2020

The Mirror, Government shifts testing chaos blame onto parents 'worried about kids with colds', 21.09.2020

Financial Times, Teacher recruitment rises in coronavirus lockdown, 21.09.2020, (FT Premium access required to view content)

The Sunday Times, Forget mutinous Tories — it’s parents Boris Johnson fears, 20.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Government plans campaign to help teachers and parents learn the difference between cold and Covid symptoms in a bid to stop pupils with runny noses being sent home and trying to get a test, 20.09.2020

BBC News, One-in-20 pupils at home with lockdown-related issues, 20.09.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Kids and Covid: Should I send my child to school with a cold – and everything else you need to know, 20.09.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, 'Anyone with healthcare experience knows the return to schools leads to a rise in the common cold', 20.09.2020

The Sunday Times, Scots National 5 tests face axe for second year, 20.09.2020

BBC News, One-in-20 pupils at home with lockdown-related issues, 20.09.2020

TES, 4 ways to help students ‘bounce back’ this term, 20.09.2020

The Mirror, Around 20,000 schools 'have pupils self-isolating as they can't get Covid-19 test', 19.09.2020

The Mirror, Secondary school pupils face remote classes at home during 'circuit break' lockdown, 19.09.2020

TES, Let's not overlook the resilience of our young learners, 19.09.2020

TES, NQTs: will Covid set the tone for your whole career?, 19.09.2020

BBC News, Covid: No social-distancing on school bus 'contradictory', 19.09.2020

The Guardian, ‘Seeing my son’s development was incredible’: the parents sticking with home schooling beyond lockdown, 19.09.2020

Schools Week, Fears HSE spot checks will be latest outsourcing ‘disaster’, 19.09.2020

The Daily Mail, White working-class children are UK’s most deprived pupils – and they’ll be hardest hit by Covid fallout too, researchers warn MPs, 19.09.2020

The Times, Second wave: Virus is spreading to the young and old as cases double in days, 18.09.2020

iNews, Heads say Government has ‘failed’ children as four in five schools have pupils self-isolating because they cannot get Covid tests, 18.09.2020

iNews, When is October half-term 2020? UK school holiday dates explained amid reports of two-week ‘circuit break’ Covid lockdown, 18.09.2020

TES, GCSE and A levels: The 7 rules for autumn exam 'resits', 18.09.2020

TES, School pupil spend sees 'largest cut in 40 years', 18.09.2020

TES, Revealed: Ofsted 'split' between leaders and inspectors, 18.09.2020

iNews, Children want more climate change and sustainability lessons in school, as Greta Thunberg is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, 18.09.2020

The Guardian, England's state schools suffering biggest fall in funding since 1980s, says IFS, 18.09.2020

BBC News, Schools in poorer areas lack catch-up cash, 18.09.2020

TES, GCSE disadvantage gap shrank in 2020, 18.09.2020

TES, Half-term national lockdown proposed by Sage scientists, 18.09.2020

The Guardian, Pupils off in four out of five schools in England waiting on Covid tests, 18.09.2020

The Mirror, Four in five schools don't have children in class because they can't get Covid-19 tests, 18.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Majority of schools have pupils isolating `due to Covid-19 test access problems´, 18.09.2020

The Mirror, Parents' fury as kids with 'runny noses' out of school until they've had a test, 18.09.2020

The Daily Mail, North West, Midlands and West Yorkshire will go into lockdown from Tuesday and ministers plan nationwide 14-day 'circuit-breaker' at half-term - as cases and hospital admissions in England DOUBLE in a week, 18.09.2020

The Guardian, UK home schooling numbers double in a week, amid Covid test shortages, 17.09.2020

The Guardian, The school I run has lost five staff due to Covid-19 test delays. This can't go on, 17.09.2020

The Telegraph, No excuses, pupils must wear masks around school - and it's up to teachers to sort this out, 17.09.2020

iNews, Schools closed due to Covid: Rules around coronavirus closures explained, and how many UK schools are affected, 17.09.2020

iNews, Children growing up in expensive homes have fewer emotional and behavioural problems, study finds, 17.09.2020

The Telegraph, Children with a runny nose do not have coronavirus, expert says, 17.09.2020

The Telegraph, Schools that do not teach about LGBT+ relationships could fail Ofsted inspections, 17.09.2020

Evening Standard, Gavin Williamson says holding GCSE and A Level exams this year 'would have hit disadvantaged children hardest', 17.09.2020

Evening Standard, Time running out for GCSE and A Level exams to be delayed, headteachers warn, 17.09.2020

ITV News, Oxford University accepts record number of state school pupils, 17.09.2020

TES, Grades U-turn: 'Record' state school intake at Oxford, 17.09.2020

Schools Week, Government considering extra testing kits for schools, 17.09.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Majority of teachers’ mental health declines, 17.09.2020

TES, Figures show 1,441 school staff off because of Covid-19, 17.09.2020

TES, Grades U-turn: 'Record' state school intake at Oxford, 17.09.2020

TES, Schools can now get 10 Covid test kits per 1,000 pupils, 17.09.2020

TES, Schools could get more home-testing kits, says Hancock, 17.09.2020

TES, 3 changes we need for more teachers to become heads, 17.09.2020

TES, Independent schools chief inspector goes in shake-up, 17.09.2020

TES, Heads concerned as Covid safety checks 'outsourced', 17.09.2020

TES, Is this an answer to the school Covid-19 testing chaos?, 17.09.2020

TES, School Covid hotline criticised over failure to advise, 17.09.2020

TES, Teachers ‘unsupported and unappreciated’ in pandemic, 17.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Testing fiasco hits 'nearly every school in England' with up to 25,000 teachers and thousands of pupils forced to self-isolate at home two weeks in new term, 17.09.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Majority of teachers’ mental health declines, 17.09.2020

The Times, John Swinney suggests more pupils can challenge grades, 17.09.2020

TES, Schools warned over rising dark-web attack threat, 17.09.2020

The Times, Spurious costings are no reason to ban school uniform, 17.09.2020

Evening Standard, Time running out for GCSE and A Level exams to be delayed, headteachers warn, 16.09.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus testing: Education secretary defends system for schools, 16.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Headteachers warn 740 schools have been forced to shut or send pupils home ALREADY because of Covid testing fiasco as thousands of youngsters self isolate at home, 16.09.2020

FT Adviser, Covid-19 sees schools pull out of pension scheme, 16.09.2020

The Telegraph, Pandemic will hold children back for generations, World Bank warns, 16.09.2020

Schools Week, DfE seizes control of handling school covid cases after PHE local teams ‘overwhelmed’, 16.09.2020

TES, Williamson: Some teachers didn't do as much in lockdown, 16.09.2020

TES, School Covid test chaos ‘utterly, grimly, predictable’, 16.09.2020

TES, Swinney under fire over SQA grade appeals process, 16.09.2020

TES, Was this the day we learned 2021 exams won't go ahead?, 16.09.2020

TES, Schools 'will be on Covid-19 testing priority list', 16.09.2020

TES, Do we need exam boards any more?, 16.09.2020

TES, Why there are no right answers on Covid-19 for schools, 16.09.2020

TES, Can we build relationships with parents, despite Covid?, 16.09.2020

TES, GCSE exams could be held in public buildings in 2021, 16.09.2020

TES, Covid case advice hotline for schools set to launch, 16.09.2020

TES, School Covid test crisis 'out of control', say teachers, 16.09.2020

TES, Williamson fails to give school Covid testing guarantee, 16.09.2020

iNews, GCSEs and A-levels 2021: Exams could be sat in ‘public buildings’ to provide extra social distancing space, says Gavin Williamson, 16.09.2020

iNews, Covid testing: Headteachers urge Boris Johnson to ‘take charge’ amid ‘mounting concern’ shortage could close schools, 16.09.2020

iNews, Schools closed due to Covid: The rules around coronavirus closures explained, and how many UK schools are affected, 16.09.2020

iNews, Coronavirus in Scotland: ‘Very real risk’ 2021 exams will be disrupted, 16.09.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus testing: Education secretary defends system for schools, 16.09.2020

The Times, Teachers face half-term coronavirus travel ban, 16.09.2020

Sky News, Coronavirus: Schoolchildren and parents could be among groups prioritised for COVID-19 tests, says cabinet minister, 16.09.2020

Huffington Post, Teachers Could Sue Gavin Williamson Over Test And Trace Failures, 16.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Schools struggle with `increasingly out of control´ Covid-19 testing issues, 16.09.2020

TES, Revealed: Worries that teachers are already 'exhausted', 16.09.2020

The Telegraph, Coronavirus testing chaos 'puts children at back of queue' , 16.09.2020

The Times, Parents forced to play the system so children can get appointments, 16.09.2020

TES, Covid: Protect teachers or face legal action, DfE told, 15.09.2020

TES, Trainee teachers being taught to lead remote lessons, 15.09.2020

Schools Week, It’s official: DfE doesn’t know how many schools have covid cases, 15.09.2020

Schools Week, Attendance: 8% of schools not ‘fully open’ last week, says DfE, 15.09.2020

BBC News, School figures show 88% of pupils were back for start of term,  also in The Standard, 15.09.2020

The Independent, Government could face legal action for exposing teachers to coronavirus, 15.09.2020

Evening Standard, Lack of coronavirus tests could see schools close again, warns headteacher, 15.09.2020

Sky News, Coronavirus: Schools may close again due to lack of tests, headteacher warns, 15.09.2020

The Guardian, One in nine pupils absent as schools in England reopened, 15.09.2020, also in The Daily Mail and iNews

The Telegraph, Schools should only close as a 'last resort', WHO insists, 15.09.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Can my child go to school with a cold?, 15.09.2020

The Mirror, Parents' fury as 'thousands' of kids out of school and unable to get Covid-19 tests, 15.09.2020

The Daily Mail, One in eight state school students did NOT go back when classrooms reopened after Covid lockdown, official figures show, 15.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Nearly nine in 10 children return to school after Covid-19 lockdown, 15.09.2020

The Times, The Times view on disadvantaged schoolchildren falling behind: Class Divide, 15.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Coronavirus crisis in hospitals and schools as medics and teachers are unable to access tests - and there are NONE available in ANY of our ten hardest-hit areas, 15.09.2020

Schools Week, Williamson: Covid is an ‘opportunity’ to drive education reforms, 14.09.2020

The Telegraph, How to deal with Covid-19 anxiety in children, 14.09.2020

The Guardian, After Covid-19, millions of girls may not return to the classroom. We can help them, 14.09.2020

TES, Warning over ‘divisive and inadequate’ teacher pay plan, 14.09.2020

iNews, Oxford graduate crowdfunding to become barrister pledges free tutoring for underprivileged kids for each donation, 14.09.2020

BBC News, Heads warn of teacher shortages without Covid tests, 14.09.2020

The Guardian, England's schools 'will grind to a halt' unless Covid testing improves, 14.09.2020

The Telegraph, Secondary school children felt happier and less worried during the course of lockdown, study finds, 14.09.2020

The Telegraph, Police could challenge children who break new Covid laws by walking to school together, 14.09.2020

TES, GCSE English 2021: What’s all the fuss about?, 14.09.2020

TES, Core maths 'crucial to help students post-Covid', 14.09.2020

TES, 'Families should share burden of future home education', 14.09.2020

TES, John Hattie: We must build on lockdown teaching success, 14.09.2020

Metro, Coronavirus bubbles: Support and school bubbles explained, 14.09.2020

Schools Week, Exam board ‘proposed algorithm – then raised concerns about it’, 14.09.2020

The Telegraph, How school pupils and staff can stay safe from coronavirus under new Covid-19 rules, 14.09.2020

The Times, Six-day week for academy chain pupils who lost out, 14.09.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: School cases to be expected - education minister, 14.09.2020

TES, Virtual school library launched for pupils hit by Covid, 14.09.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Children will stay part of rule of six, says Gove, 12.09.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Teachers are isolating but still teach - by video, 12.09.2020

TES, 'We need a game changer for looked-after pupils', 12.09.2020

TES, The three secrets of Covid-era school leadership, 12.09.2020

The Guardian, Exasperated parents in England say test and trace still a 'shambles', 12.09.2020

The Telegraph, Children should be exempt from 'rule of six' for sake of well-being, experts say, 12.09.2020

Schools Week, Schools break into emergency Covid test supplies amid delays, 11.09.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Saliva test study will track school cases, 11.09.2020

TES, New call for 2021 Scottish exams to be cancelled, 11.09.2020

The Telegraph, Parents warned not to idle as ‘dangerously high’ air pollution found outside quarter of schools, 11.09.2020

Schools Week, Revealed: Ofqual warned of algorithm legal risk, 10.09.2020

TES, Changes to English and history GCSEs 2021 revealed, 10.09.2020

The Telegraph, Boris Johnson facing Cabinet unrest as ministers demand children be exempt from 'rule of six', 10.09.2020

The Telegraph, Eight in ten children learned little or nothing during school closures while violence at home doubled, survey finds, 10.09.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: School exams set to be held again in 2021, 10.09.2020

TES, Exclusive: Ofsted inspectors fear new visits won't work, 10.09.2020

TES, 3 leading universities say they won't accept T levels, 10.09.2020

TES, Free maths masterclass offered to disadvantaged pupils, 10.09.2020

TES, What will Ofsted's interim visits actually look like?, 10.09.2020

TES, Blended learning 'better than traditional instruction', 10.09.2020

TES, Revealed: A levels with the biggest U-turn grades lift, 10.09.2020

TES, What it's like teaching remotely in an empty classroom, 10.09.2020

TES, GCSEs 2020: England gets smallest boost in top grades, 10.09.2020

TES, GCSEs 2020: Girls pull further ahead than boys, 10.09.2020

TES, 4 ways to make staggered school start times work, 10.09.2020

The Telegraph, Eight in ten children learned little or nothing during school closures while violence at home doubled, survey finds, 10.09.2020

Metro, Government blocks bid to release all documents related to A-levels crisis, 10.09.2020

The Telegraph, Back to school: How students and staff can stay safe from coronavirus, 10.09.2020

The Guardian, English schools urgently need the tools to deal with any new coronavirus outbreaks, 10.09.2020

Schools Week, DfE seeks retired educational psychologists to support returning pupils, 10.09.2020

TES, Regular teacher tests prioritised under 'Moonshot' plan, 10.09.2020

TES, Covid testing an 'absolute shambles' for schools, 09.09.2020

The Independent, As a parent to a teenager in year 11 – I’m beyond angry about how the Covid-19 testing system has failed schools, 09.09.2020

BBC News, Covid concerns for staff working with ASN pupils, 09.09.2020

Evening Standard, Schools facing funding black hole 'after Covid-19 safety measures eat up budgets', 09.09.2020

iNews, Sex education has been updated for the modern world — from sexting and pornography to gender identity, 09.09.2020

iNews, Coronavirus testing: Matt Hancock sparks anger by blaming people without Covid-19 symptoms for clogging testing process, 09.09.2020

iNews, Our country faces an epidemic of educational poverty – this is what the Government must do to close the attainment gap, 09.09.2020

TES, Lack of teacher edtech skills a challenge during Covid, 09.09.2020

TES, Why teachers can't keep this virus at bay on their own, 09.09.2020

TES, 'Two of my staff have tested positive for Covid', 09.09.2020

TES, Swinney reassured by SQA days before results published, 09.09.2020

TES, 'Covid won't stop counselling in every secondary', 09.09.2020

TES, Whole year group tests 'not appropriate', says Hancock, 09.09.2020

TES, Why teachers at my school work in threes, 09.09.2020

TES, Scotland half way towards Covid teacher numbers target, 09.09.2020

TES, 'Big concerns’ over Covid catch-up tutors shortage, 09.09.2020

TES, Williamson: Masks should not be part of school uniform, 09.09.2020

TES, 1 in 10 pupils not in school, admits PM, 09.09.2020

TES, Williamson told to 'show more humility' on exams chaos, 09.09.2020

TES, What teachers can do about parents’ mask threats, 09.09.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Swinney given a five-day warning over downgrades, 09.09.2020

TES, Schools seek legal advice over anti-mask parent threats, 09.09.2020

The Times, Poor degrees mean UK graduates earn less than in other countries, 09.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Teachers say 'unfit' Covid testing is hitting school reopenings after one was told to drive from Birmingham to Oldham or Romford to get a test, 08.09.2020

Schools Week, Schools given days to confirm autumn A-level resit venues, 08.09.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers could threaten schools with strike action over coronavirus safety measures, 08.09.2020

The Scotsman, 1000 extra teachers recruited in Scots schools, 08.09.2020

The Telegraph, School closures could mean that GDP takes a 1.5% hit for the rest of the century, OECD says, 08.09.2020

TES, Covid safety 'easier in countries with smaller classes', 08.09.2020

TES, What happens if a teacher tests positive for Covid-19?, 08.09.2020

TES, Reveal GCSE and A-level appeal numbers, Ofqual told, 08.09.2020

TES, The government mustn't ruin schools' fragile success, 08.09.2020

TES, Teachers miss lessons through lack of Covid-19 tests, 08.09.2020

TES, Warning that 'spoon-fed pupils' hardest hit by Covid, 08.09.2020

TES, GCSEs: Why it’s time to scrap target grades, 08.09.2020

TES, Why I need a spreadsheet to manage staggered starts, 08.09.2020

TES, 'Here's the plan for this year's GCSEs and A levels', 08.09.2020

TES, What happens if a student tests positive for Covid-19?, 08.09.2020

TES, England's teacher pay gap nearly twice OECD average, 08.09.2020

TES, Scottish teachers paid less than European counterparts, 08.09.2020

The Times, Don’t kill granny with coronavirus, warns Matt Hancock, 08.09.2020

TES, UK slips from 1st to 4th in OECD for education spending, 08.09.2020

iNews, A-level results 2020: Majority of people don’t trust algorithms to make decisions in wake of exam scandal, 08.09.2020

iNews, Coronavirus latest: Saturday lessons to help children catch up with learning as schools forced to close after Covid-19 outbreaks, 07.09.2020

Schools Week, Williamson claims reopening is ‘very much’ under control despite spate of Covid closures, 07.09.2020

Sky News, Coronavirus: Mental health campaign for young people launches as third say they are sadder than before lockdown, 08.09.2020

TES, Most teachers 'fear for pupils’ safety online', 07.09.2020

The Guardian, Coronavirus: dozens of schools in England and Wales report outbreaks, 07.09.2020

The Guardian, Three schools in Teesside confirm coronavirus cases but will not be closed, 07.09.2020

The Times, Arrest after Suffolk teenager shot on way to school, 07.09.2020

TES, Reopening 2.0: What we changed for our second return, 07.09.2020

TES, Use £4bn reserves for Covid-19 spending, schools told, 07.09.2020

TES, Teachers' wait for key course details extended again, 07.09.2020

TES, Lack of Covid tests 'undermines school opening efforts', 07.09.2020

TES, 'How can it be fair to teach in the dark for 12 weeks?', 07.09.2020

TES, A levels: 4 ways to support new Year 12 students, 07.09.2020

TES, Why schools must try to move away from Covid talk, 07.09.2020

TES, Most teachers 'fear for pupils’ safety online', 07.09.2020

TES, More than 60 schools have Covid-19 outbreaks, 07.09.2020

iNews, Coronavirus latest: Saturday lessons to help children catch up with learning as schools forced to close after Covid-19 outbreaks, 07.09.2020

TES, Blended learning remains necessary, says Swinney, 07.09.2020

The Telegraph, Overzealous social distancing is turning the return to school into a tragedy, 07.09.2020

The Telegraph, Child referrals to social services fell almost 80 per cent at height of lockdown, figures show, 07.09.2020

The Scotsman, Head teachers and senior management staff in schools facing 'excessive and unsustainable' workloads, 07.09.2020. Also in The Herald

The Press and Journal, North school staff attacked more than 20 times a day, new figures show, 07.09.2020

The Mirror, Tory MPs urged to help reveal ‘cover-up’ by the Government over A-level fiasco, 06.09.2020

TES, Raab says 'we will get it right next time' on exams, 06.09.2020

TES, 5 first-week changes to help students and teachers, 06.09.2020

TES, Back to school: How to prepare for local lockdowns, 06.09.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Five behaviour basics for back to school, 06.09.2020

TES, Why schools during Covid-19 are like field hospitals, 06.09.2020

The Sunday Times, Lockdown’s legacy: twitchy fingers in the classroom, 06.09.2020

The Sunday Telegraph, Schools turn to virtual reality for socially distanced science experiments, 06.09.2020

The Sunday Times, My brilliant teachers have returned and I couldn’t be prouder, 06.09.2020

Sunday Express, School attendance at 90 percent as Boris Johnson's strategy ‘huge success’, 06.09.2020

The Guardian, Boris Johnson’s catch-up tutoring 'will arrive too late' for pupils who need it most, 06.09.2020

The Telegraph, Don't shoot the messenger - it's the children who will suffer the most, 05.09.2020

TES, Did pupils experience lockdown as trauma?, 05.09.2020

TES, It's a new term - and there are reasons for optimism, 05.09.2020

TES, Coronavirus: How to keep an all-natural classroom clean, 05.09.2020

TES, Back to school: How to make light work of long lessons, 05.09.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Hove pupils self-isolating as staff member tests positive, 05.09.2020

The Times, Going to school ‘does not increase risk of young children catching coronavirus’, 05.09.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers must not be allowed to 'put their feet up and watch Netflix' during future lockdowns, ex-head says, 05.09.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Head teachers report high attendance in week one — but first school closes due to Covid-19, 04.09.2020

iNews, Pupils should put on more clothes and get used to being cold because windows must be open to fight coronavirus, scientists say, 04.09.2020

The Guardian, Teachers tell parents in England to ignore 'baseless' letters on face masks, 04.09.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Can schools afford Covid costs?, 04.09.2020

The Telegraph, School carries no greater risk for staff and students than home, major survey concludes, 04.09.2020

The Telegraph, School closes due to single case of coronavirus, 04.09.2020

The Telegraph, We are damaging a generation of children, 13.06.2020

TES, Let's connect young people to tackle lockdown's woes, 04.09.2020

The PIE News, UK: BSA organises flights for Chinese boarding school students, 04.09.2020

The Telegraph, Back to school after lockdown: how to support your children and ease separation anxiety, 04.09.2020

The Telegraph, 30 back to school tips from education experts, 04.09.2020

The Telegraph, How to help your child catch up on school: Join our experts for a live video Q&A, 03.09.2020

TES, Legal challenge possible over IB results, 03.09.2020

iNews, BTec results 2020: Delays to exam grades have left students ‘anxious and disadvantaged’ in tense wait, 03.09.2020

The Telegraph, Schools asking children to wear face masks even when there is no local lockdown, 03.09.2020

Schools Week, School leaders called on to help prevent unnecessary surge in coronavirus testing, 03.09.2020

The Telegraph, Schools should reinstate PE lessons, Ofsted chief says, 03.09.2020

The Telegraph, Fellows 'booted out' of college offices to make way for extra Cambridge freshers following grades U-turn, 03.09.2020

The Times, Health chiefs admit rationing of coronavirus tests, 03.09.2020

The Pie News, Can the recruitment of pupils for UK boarding schools ever be 100% online?, 03.09.2020

TES, Exclusive: Teachers fear Covid exposure in schools, 03.09.2020

TES, Cambridge state pupil intake jumps after grades u-turn, 03.09.2020

TES, Does Gavin Williamson deserve an A*?, 03.09.2020

TES, Legal challenge possible over IB results, 03.09.2020

TES, 'I am not at all happy with proposed exam changes', 03.09.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Secondary school return ‘a huge risk’, 03.09.2020

The Times, Routine mass coronavirus testing hailed as path to greater freedoms, 03.09.2020

The Telegraph, Government readies pilot scheme for universal Covid-19 testing, 03.09.2020

The Telegraph, Back to school: How students and staff will stay safe from coronavirus, 03.09.2020

The Telegraph, Nicola Sturgeon Covid strategy 'not going well', expert warns as school transmission confirmed, 02.09.2020

The Telegraph, Fake news fears over return to school as Government warns local authorities to monitor social media, 02.09.2020

The Mirror, Labour demand 'close the gap' scheme to help end widening education inequality, 02.09.2020

The Independent, Face masks: Headteachers left 'picking up the pieces' after government leaves them to make decisions, 02.09.2020

The Guardian, Education in England is in turmoil, yet the government is still ignoring headteachers, 02.09.2020

iNews, Coronavirus has changed the power dynamic between parents and teachers forever, 02.09.2020

The Times, Gavin Williamson ignored exams advice, says Ofqual head, 02.09.2020

iNews, GCSEs and A-levels 2021: Teenagers could sit online tests if exams disrupted by Covid-19, Ofqual says, 02.09.2020

iNews, Ofqual advised Gavin Williamson to hold exams — and warned him calculating GCSE and A-level grades could be ‘impossible’ in March, 02.09.2020

TES, Ofqual: Williamson demand sent grading 'out of control', 02.09.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Why deep cleans are 'security theatre', 02.09.2020

TES, PM refuses to say when he first knew of grading flaws, 02.09.2020

TES, Ofqual says private candidates 'missed out most', 02.09.2020

TES, Ofqual decided to ditch tiered GCSE grades 'early' on, 02.09.2020

The Telegraph, Exams fiasco: Ofqual chief claims Gavin Williamson ignored its advice, 02.09.2020

The Evening Standard, Ofqual 'wanted A Level and GCSE exams to be socially distanced instead of cancelled', chairman says, 02.09.2020

Sky News, 'Fundamental mistake' to think exams algorithm would be 'acceptable', Ofqual chair tells MPs, 02.09.2020

The Mirror, Gavin Williamson ignored advice to allow exams to go ahead, says Ofqual chief, 02.09.2020

BBC News, Ofqual warned grades system would not win public support, 02.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Education chiefs get revenge on Williamson over exams fiasco: Ofqual chair tells MPs the 'mutant algorithm' was MINISTER'S idea and the regulator advised NOT to cancel exams, 02.09.2020

TES, I don't want Ofqual heads to roll – I want improvement, 02.09.2020

TES, I'm going back to school in a Covid infection hotspot, 02.09.2020

TES, Exam board 'warned DfE about grading problems in July', 02.09.2020

TES, SQA appeals: 'No student should be disadvantaged', 02.09.2020

TES, Ofqual: Grades algorithm always doomed but 'not biased’, 02.09.2020

TES, Ofqual: Williamson demand sent grading 'out of control', 02.09.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Welcome development for education and family harmony, 02.09.2020

The Daily Mail, Gavin Williamson was warned of major flaws in exam grading algorithm two weeks before A-levels fiasco but was told by Ofqual that problems could be fixed with appeal, 02.09.2020

The Times, Back to school: ‘By the end of the day, it was like the pupils had never left’, 02.09.2020

The Times, Basing university admissions on predicted grades is arcane and nonsensical, 02.09.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: One in six children absent from classrooms last week, 02.09.2020

iNews, Reopening schools: One in six parents considering keeping children at home over coronavirus fears, 01.09.2020

The Telegraph, Lack of after school clubs make it 'totally impossible' for parents to return to work full time, 01.09.2020

Huffington Post, Children Need A Mental Health Catch-Up – Not Just An Academic One, 01.09.2020

TES, Don't assume teaching will be the same as before Covid, 01.09.2020

TES, Thank you, teachers – you matter, now more than ever, 01.09.2020

Schools Week, Generous’ funding increases should cover £216m Covid costs, says Gibb, 01.09.2020

The Telegraph, Meet the adult A-level students caught up in the government's algorithm fiasco, 01.09.2020

The Telegraph, There should be no limit on opportunities for school leavers, 01.09.2020

The Telegraph, One in six parents 'seriously considering' keeping their children out of school, poll reveals, 01.09.2020

The Telegraph, Back to school? Not for my daughter's Year Six class, victims of Covid closure on the first day of term, 01.09.2020

The Telegraph, Government-backed gap year schemes to be set up for students who are forced to defer, 01.09.2020

The Telegraph, Tests to be rolled out at schools to see how far children have fallen behind during lockdown, 01.09.2020

The Times, Test teachers for coronavirus twice a week, says Jeremy Hunt, 01.09.2020

The Scotsman, Unions raise concerns as 117 school pupils test positive for Covid-19, 01.09.2020

The Telegraph, There should be no limit on opportunities for school leavers, 01.09.2020

The Guardian, Williamson told about flaws in A-level model two weeks before results, 01.09.2020

iNews, Schools reopening: Pupils could be tested to see how far behind they have fallen during lockdown, says Gavin Williamson, 01.09.2020

TES, GCSE science grades will be hit by Covid, say teachers, 01.09.2020

BBC News, GCSEs and A-levels: Decision on exam delay promised 'very soon', 01.09.2020

The Times, Coronavirus in Scotland: Runny nose not a reason to get child tested, parents told, 01.09.2020

The Telegraph, Children are almost 20 times as likely to die from an injury as from Covid, 01.09.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Lockdown pupils are three months behind, say teachers, 01.09.2020