SATs

Year 6 SATs don’t make children unhappy, says study

Researcher says findings counter ‘conventional narratives’, but critics question research based on 2012 data

John Dickens
John Dickens
Covid

‘Abhorrent’: The schools caught up in the anti-vax crossfire

Police increase presence at targeted schools as councils demand extra powers to deal with protests

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

School cancels post-vaccine remote learning day

Teddington School had asked pupils to work from home on Friday for the benefit of students ‘not feeling 100%’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

DfE to research schools’ ‘construction and layout’ in carbon-cutting drive

DfE to look at ‘how it can take school buildings a step further in lowering their carbon footprint’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

Soft skills and seaside trips: Starmer’s vision for schools

Labour leader sets out what he stands for in long essay

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Whitty makes case for teen vaccine amid ‘substantial transmission’ fears

Giving teenagers the vaccine will help manage disruption to schools and mitigate against the impact of a potential winter…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker


ITT

From ‘world’s finest’ to ‘inadequate’: Teacher trainers fail new Ofsted test

Concerns watchdog out to ‘discredit’ sector as 8 providers rated less than ‘good’

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

Teacher survey on remote learning: 5 things we learned

Pupils in the poorest areas covered only two-thirds of the material while learning remotely as their peers in the…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

Ofsted to review tutoring and teachers’ professional development reforms

Watchdog tasked by government with reviewing two key catch-up policies

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Sexism

Standalone trust could be stripped of school over ‘culture’ of sexism

An academy trust could be stripped of its only school after Ofsted found a “pervading culture” of sexist and…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Covid absence falls to 1.5% after self-isolation rules relaxed

But absences due to suspected or confirmed cases remain similar to the end of last term

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Minister condemns ‘intimidation’ of schools after vaccination death threat warning

Vaccines minister says schools should ‘not be afraid to speak to the police’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker

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Covid

DfE threatened with legal action over ‘unlawful’ Covid attendance rules

The government is being threatened with legal action if it fails to update attendance guidance for vulnerable children and…

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Academy trusts’ cash stash rises to £3bn despite pandemic pressures

Academy trusts boosted their reserves and surpluses last year despite the upheaval of Covid, official figures show. New Department…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger