Tutoring

Failure to focus on poorer pupils will widen gap, say tutoring providers

Letter urges education secretary to ensure the scheme’s 'core original focus' on disadvantaged children is not lost

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Mental health

New ‘extracurricular handbook’ to help schools tackle mental health

But government rejects MPs' calls for all students to undergo a mental health assessment

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Tutoring

‘Blame game’ as Zahawi moves to publish tutoring take-up

The government will name and shame schools over tutoring use and report data to Ofsted

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Tutoring

School tutoring ‘league tables’ will be published this autumn

School-level take-up data will also be shared with Ofsted as ministers seek to name and shame schools over take-up

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Nine things we learned from Ofsted’s latest education recovery research

The watchdog found schools struggling with staff shortages, unclear Covid measures and identifying learning gaps

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker and Tom Belger
Covid

Majority of schools host just one week of Covid summer school

Over 336,000 pupils attended summer schools last year

James Carr
James Carr
Tutoring

DfE starts secret talks on future of National Tutoring Programme

Officials hold 'market warming' discussions with would-be bidders about next year of flagship catch-up initiative

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Catch-up

MPs: Keep tutoring subsidy in poor areas to avoid ‘epidemic of inequality’

Ministers urged to review plans to gradually taper off subsidies for flagship catch-up programme

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Exams

Covid reversing maths progress, national reference test shows

But the 2021 NRT suggests a 'surprising' lack of Covid impact on English performance

Tom Belger
Tom Belger