News links from 21.03.2020 to 30.04.2020

Press Releases and Statements

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

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

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

Richard Backhouse named HMC chair, (Richard Backhouse, Berkhamsted Schools Group), 31.03.2020

HMC News

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

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

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

HMC Blog

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

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

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

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

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

Members’ News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Telegraph, Bursaries guide: how to find the best financial assistance at private schools, (Westminster School; Wellington College, Christ’s Hospital, Rugby School, Godolphin and Latymer School, Millfield School), 31.03.2020 

The Guardian, Councillor's 'oven-ready' scheme to force private schools to pay their bit, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 31.03.2020 

TES, Neuroscience course to fill 'gap' in teacher training, (Julia Harrington, Queen Anne’s School Caversham), 31.03.2020 

The Telegraph, Can I get a refund on private school fees during coronavirus? Who qualifies and how do you apply, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 31.03.2020

The Daily Mail, £42k-a-year Eton College offers FREE online study courses to UK teenagers during coronavirus lockdown and makes empty boarding houses available for key workers, (Simon Henderson, Eton College; The Perse School), 30.03.2020 

The Herald, Coronavirus in Scotland: Top Edinburgh school offers free parking for NHS staff, (Fettes College), 30.03.2020 

The Guardian, Concern for A-level students over cap on university admissions, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 30.03.2020 

The Evening Standard, Eton offers free online courses for UK teenagers during coronavirus lockdown, (Simon Henderson, Eton College), 30.03.2020

iNews, Coronavirus in the UK: Eton College offers UK state schools free access to its online courses, (Eton College), 30.03.2020

The Telegraph, Can I get a refund on private school fees during coronavirus? Who qualifies and how do you apply?, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 30.03.2020

The Sunday Times, Eton and King’s cut fees as sop to parents, (Eton College; Marlborough College, King's College School Wimbledon, Richard Cairns, Brighton College), 29.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Eton offers free courses to state pupils, (Simon Henderson, Eton College), 29.03.2020

The Daily Mail, Eton cuts its £42,500-a-year fees for boarding pupils after parents complain that top private schools are still charging for accommodation despite children being sent home, (Eton College, Marlborough College, King's College School Wimbledon), 29.03.2020

The Telegraph, Private school parents demand fee refunds over fears institutions could go bankrupt, (Eton College, Uppingham School), 28.03.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Assemblies online, mentors and hymns as teachers get learning, (Lucy Elphinstone, Francis Holland School, Sloane Square; Charles Fillingham, Francis Holland School, Regent's Park), 28.03.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Outdated IT systems pushed to the limit by large-scale remote working, say schools, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 28.03.2020

Financial Times, How to get refunds for school fees, season tickets and much more, (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 26.03.2020

HuffPost, These Schools Are Making Vital Protective Equipment For Hospitals As Coronavirus Pressure Builds, , (Sevenoaks School, Taunton School, King's College), 26.03.2020

TES, Covid-19: 'The independent sector stands ready to help', (Julie Robinson, CEO at ISC), 25.03.2020

The Telegraph, From Crystal-Maze-style codes to circus skills: welcome to the wacky world of 11+ school assessments, (Chris Stevens, Bradfield College), 25.03.2020

The Telegraph, ‘Boys who might not step up for leadership roles in the presence of girls will do so at a boy’s school’, (Harrow School), 24.03.2020

The Telegraph, Are single-sex schools finished? (Tom Lawson, Eastbourne College; Benenden School, City of London School for Girls, Eton College, St Paul’s School, Winchester College, Christ’s Hospital, John Lyon School), 24.03.2020

The Telegraph, ‘At her girls’ school, my daughter had plenty of space to find her voice and lead’, (Jenny Brown, City of London School for Girls), 24.03.2020

The Times, Prove you’re key workers, schools will tell parents, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 24.03.2020

BBC News, Jaideep Barot (Headmaster at Bristol Grammar School) on the BBC News channel (23rd March 2020) discussing school closures, key workers, remote learning and exams in relation to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on schools

BBC News, Coronavirus: Parents heed calls not to send children to school, 23.03.2020

The Times, Teachers urge families not to ignore coronavirus classroom ban, (Andrew Halls, King's College School, Wimbledon), 23.03.2020

The Daily Mail, Nearly every UK school remains open but with only a fifth of pupils: Parents heed calls to keep children at home in battle against spread of coronavirus, reveals survey of 3,500 headteachers, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 23.03.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Parents listen to pleas to keep children at home but heads warn schools are running low on supplies, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 23.03.2020

The Telegraph, Tutors are becoming more popular. Here’s how you know it’s time to get one for your child, (Victoria Bingham, South Hampstead High School; Alexandra Wilson, Hull Collegiate School, Adam Pettitt, Highgate School), 23.03.2020

The Sunday Times, Where to find online lessons when home schooling starts on Monday , (Andrew Halls, King's College School, Wimbledon), 22.03.2020

The Telegraph, Parents are threatening schools with legal action for refusing to allow their child a place amid 'key workers' row, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 22.03.2020

The Times, Letters to the Editor: Cancelled Exams, (Richard Cairns, Brighton College), 21.03.2020

BBC Sounds, Up all night’ show – Discusses how teachers and pupils are preparing for the switch to online learning, (Jaideep Barot, Bristol Grammar School), 21.03.2020

The Daily Mail, Who is a key worker? Do both parents need to be? Schools and families face confusing battle over who qualifies to keep their children in lessons with 1.7m pupils tipped to turn up at school gates on Monday, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 21.03.2020

The Times, Coronavirus update: Eton College to take key workers’ children, (Simon Henderson, Eton College), 21.03.2020

The Telegraph, Schools say they will be 'overwhelmed' if faced with caring for all children of key workers, (Geoff Barton, General Secretary at ASCL), 20.03.2020   

The Telegraph, GCSE and A-Level exams cancelled: How will UK grades be calculated?, 20.03.2020

Other articles of interest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TES, Free laptops not guaranteed before schools reopen, 23.04.2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

TES, Free coronavirus tests for school staff, 23.04.2020

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

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

The Times, Girl launches changing room privacy case, 23.04.2020

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

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

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

TES, Six ways teachers can support home learning, 22.04.2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schools Week, DfE publishes furlough rules for schools, 17.04.2020

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

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

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

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

Independent Education, The impact of cancelled exams, 16.04.2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schools Week, Margaret Greenwood appointed shadow schools minister, 09.04.2020 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TES, How to move your recruitment process online, 01.04.2020

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

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

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

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

The Guardian, UK poll finds young people's mental health hit by coronavirus, 31.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Most parents 'fear education will suffer', 31.03.2020 

TES, Coronavirus: 4 ways to maintain pastoral support, 31.03.2020 

TES, Coronavirus: 'Just like that, I had left school', 31.03.2020 

TES, Recruitment FAQs: how to hire during school closures, 31.03.2020 

BBC News, Lack of childcare 'forcing key workers to stay home', 30.03.2020 

The Telegraph, 'Virtual classes' over video apps could place children at risk, school warns, 30.03.2020 

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Schools told to review child protection policies, 30.03.2020 

TES, Coronavirus: Supply teachers 'suffering huge anxiety', 30.03.2020 

TES, Coronavirus GCSEs: Don't inflate grades, teachers told, 30.03.2020 

The Telegraph, School shutdown hits one in seven workers, 30.03.2020 

The Times, Letters to the Editor: Witholding private school fees, 27.03.2020

The Daily Mail, Universities could face having to slash tuition fees because they 'won't return to normal even by autumn', 27.03.2020

TES, Exclusive: Some teachers 'facing needless virus risk', 26.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Heads question safety of school hubs move, 26.03.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Children could face more mental health problems amid lengthy school closures, experts warn, 26.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: 'Urgent' need for answers on assessment, 26.03.2020

The Telegraph, Why we still need tests, even in the time of coronavirus, 26.03.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Exams regulator to set out details of process and timetable ‘next week’, 26.03.2020

The Daily Mail, Universities could face having to slash tuition fees because they 'won't return to normal even by autumn', 26.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: GCSE and A-level grading plan 'by Easter', 26.03.2020

iNews, Coronavirus in the UK: Schools donate science goggles and gloves to NHS workers starved of PPE, 26.03.2020

The Times, Call to hire army of tutors to educate children online, 26.03.2020

The Times, Lockdown is opening the door to a new era of online learning, 26.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: FAQs for teachers wanting to move jobs, 26.03.2020

The Telegraph, Break times and lunch times must be staggered in schools to ensure social distancing, new guidance says, 25.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: MPs probe support for teachers and exams, 25.03.2020

Schools Week, Williamson: ‘I’m asking schools to go to exceptional lengths in coronavirus fight’, 25.03.2020

The Telegraph, Independent schools to offer fee discounts – but who qualifies and how do you apply?, 25.03.2020

TES, Safeguarding in international schools: 4 vital issues, 25.03.2020

The Telegraph, Parents still need to pay for the summer term, say headteachers of private schools, 25.03.2020

The Guardian, Schools asked to donate science goggles for NHS to use as face shields, 25.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: T-level delivery 'under review', 25.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: 'Use national test to check GCSE grades', 25.03.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Trainees to qualify based on progress made towards teachers’ standards, 25.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Stagger break times for safety, says DfE, 25.03.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Heads expect ‘better’ safety guidance, 25.03.2020

The Times, Scotland: Pupils’ work will not be marked, 25.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: ‘Issue teachers with protective clothing’, 24.03.2020

TES, How fair can this year's GCSE grades really be?, 24.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: IGCSEs cancelled worldwide, 24.03.2020

iNews, Coronavirus in the UK: Private schools likely to fold as result of the Covid-19 crisis, independent schools boss warns, 24.03.2020

The Telegraph, Why am I still paying full whack for my children's private school when it's now shut?, 24.03.2020

The Telegraph, School staff may stop turning up to work unless they are given better safety advice, headteachers warn, 24.03.2020

The Times, Fears that fees will dry up grips the private sector, 24.03.2020

The Telegraph, Remote learning could come at the expense of poorer families, 24.03.2020

The Times, E-learning opens world of opportunities, 24.03.2020

The Times, How to safeguard your mental health during the coronavirus crisis: what you need to do, 24.03.2020

The Telegraph, Coronavirus school closures: what does it mean for exams - and which children can still go to school?, 24.03.2020

The Telegraph, Who qualifies as a key worker? Coronavirus school closures explained, 24.03.2020

The Times, Keep paying suppliers, councils told, 24.03.2020

The Times, Universities face fines for poaching students, 24.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: 'Test all teachers to keep them safe', 23.03.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: Children no longer in school must not play outside with friends, minister urges, 23.03.2020

The Daily Mail, Online learning platform sees 50,000 pupils a day signing up for classes as schools close amid coronavirus outbreak while others make educational resources available for free, 23.03.2020

The Independent, Black students will suffer most from A-level cancellations – they routinely outperform their predicted grades, 23.03.2020

TES, England's teachers 'most stressed' in developed world, 23.03.2020

The Telegraph, Schools chaos as headteachers face 'life and death' decisions over key workers in coronavirus crisis, 23.0.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Schools and LAs should ‘work together’, and 5 other key points from the latest DfE guidance, 23.03.2020

The Telegraph, Parents struggle with homeschooling as they complain 'maths has changed' on first day of closures, 23.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: International Baccalaureate cancels exams, 23.03.2020

BBC News, Unis must stop unconditional offers in virus confusion, 23.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Private schools' plea to parents over fees, 22.03.2020

The Telegraph, Parents are threatening schools with legal action for refusing to allow their child a place amid 'key workers' row, 22.03.2020

The Guardian, Scotland's schools told to stop pupils attending to finish coursework, 22.03.2020

The Daily Mail, Private schools may offer parents partial refunds and freeze fees for next year after being forced to close over coronavirus, 22.03.2020

The Herald, Coronavirus: Scottish Government unable to guarantee all teachers will be paid, 21.03.2020

TES, Coronavirus: Teachers call for clarity over closures, 21.03.2020

The Telegraph, Coronavirus: Private schools plead with parents not to withdraw fees, 21.03.2020

The Telegraph, 500 school sport leaders deployed to help children remain active during coronavirus crisis, 21.03.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: School children spam homework app with bad reviews in attempt to knock it offline, 21.03.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus: How to keep children healthy, happy and learning during school closures, 21.03.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Teachers will grade own pupils for GCSE and A level, 21.03.2020

Financial Times, Teachers call for clarification on UK list of ‘key workers’, 21.03.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: One in five children can still go to school as government releases key worker list, 21.03.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: Teachers to estimate grades after exams cancelled, 20.03.2020

Financial Times, Cancelled exams to be replaced by teacher assessments, 20.03.2020

The Guardian, Some UK schools looking at unregulated exams to replace GCSEs and A-Levels, 20.03.2020