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
Tutoring

DfE widens eligibility criteria for academic mentors scheme

All schools with more than 30% of pupils on pupil premium can access the programme

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Year 8 writing recovery shows it may be time to talk about learning decay, not loss

Last year we found year 7s were 22 months behind in writing. Now they appear to be bouncing back

Freddie Whittaker
DAISY CHRISTODOULOU
Spending review 2021

Spending review: What schools can expect as pay freeze lifted

School leaders welcome end of pay freeze and new SEND funding, but fear no extra cash for wage rises...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Leading academy CEOs demand £5.8bn catch-up cash for poorer pupils

A group of leading academy trust bosses have set out proposals for a £5.8 billion Covid recovery plan, as...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

DfE raids own coffers for a tenth of £3.1bn catch-up cash

More than a tenth of the government’s £3.1 billion education catch-up funding is coming from existing Department for Education...

Freddie Whittaker
Tutoring

National Tutoring Programme: Almost 1 in 5 enrolled pupils haven’t started tuition

Almost one in five pupils enrolled in the first year of the government’s flagship National Tutoring Programme are still...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

£10m maths and English catch-up scheme announced

The Department for Education has announced a £10 million maths and English catch-up scheme. The department says specialist training...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Where is £3.1bn catch-up cash coming from, MPs ask DfE

MPs have demanded ministers provide answers regarding the £3.1 billion in catch-up funding after the government’s own sums appeared...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth