News

Zahawi vows to ‘tackle harassment head on’ following anti-vax protests

Education secretary says protests are 'outrageous' and warned 'no one should be stigmatised for their decision'

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

£20m fine and 3 years in prison: how pressure groups are threatening schools over Covid jabs

Calls for guidance as pressure heaped on schools ahead of vaccine rollout

James Carr
James Carr
Education Reform

Speed read: ASCL’s blueprint to tackle education’s ‘entrenched injustice’

The school leaders’ union wants wide-ranging reforms, warning studies suggest rich-poor attainment gap ‘may never close’.

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Covid vaccines for children: what schools need to know

The government has published guidance today on how the vaccine roll-out in schools for 12- to 15-year-olds will work....

John Dickens
John Dickens
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
Covid

Union demands more ‘robust’ rules as sports event held amid Covid cases

Unions want stricter Covid curbs after one school with 33 cases sent pupils to a sports event while others...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Long read: Schools let down by government’s hot air on ventilation

Has England been left flapping in the wind as other countries race ahead with ventilation policies for schools? Schools...

James Carr
Covid

Covid: Government ‘allowing mass infection of children’, scientists warn

Scientists have warned the government’s back to school plans are “reckless” and allow the “mass infection of children”. An...

James Carr
James Carr
Features

Civil servants spend too much time in a room with other civil servants

After four years in the job, Jonathan Slater was unceremoniously sacked as permanent secretary of the Department for Education....

Jess Staufenberg