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Back-to-school plans in chaos as unions launch legal action

The government’s back-to-school plans are in chaos after leadership unions began legal action and the country’s largest teaching union...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Pressure grows for uni admissions change as 2 in 3 students back post-qualification applications

Ministers are under growing pressure to introduce post-qualification applications for university after research found most students believe applying after...

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Schools Week Reporter
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Catch-up funding could be nearly ‘wiped out’ by Covid safety costs, warns ASCL

Funding for pupil catch-up support could be nearly “wiped out” by the costs schools face in making their sites...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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HSE spot check call handlers are not health and safety experts

Spot checkers calling to review schools’ covid procedures are not health and safety experts. Schools Week understands this has...

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Schools Week Reporter
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Ofqual accused of ‘scapegoating’ heads’ union over deflated grades fall-out

Ofqual has been accused of trying to “scapegoat” a headteachers’ union amid the fall-out over deflated grades. The regulator...

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

Unions representing hundreds of thousands of school staff have demanded an independent inquiry into the exam grades fiasco. Teaching...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Heads reissue calls for a plan B as PM says September reopening a ‘national priority’

The government has again been warned it must have a plan B in place for September school reopenings, in...

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Schools Week Reporter
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Coronavirus: Final schools reopening decision ‘to be made on May 28’

Ministers will make the final decision on whether to press ahead with its schools reopening plan on May 28,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Schools face logistical problems just to ensure pupils travel safely

Schools are facing logistical problems just to ensure pupils get to the school gates safely without coming into close...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter