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
Jess Staufenberg
Exams

Pupils might not have been taught parts of autumn exams, says Ofqual

Ofqual opted to make no adaptations to the majority of exams in the autumn series despite flagging it would...

James Carr
James Carr
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
Covid

Teachers not at increased risk of severe Covid, study finds

Teachers and their households were not at an increased risk of experiencing severe Covid or being hospitalised from the...

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Schools face ‘knife edge’ as scientists warn of ‘exponential’ Covid surge

A warning by government scientific advisers that schools will likely see “exponential” increases in Covid when they reopen has...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Covid: School attendance data collection to go weekly from October

Schools will be asked to submit Covid-19  attendance data to the government on a weekly rather than daily basis...

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

DfE outlines new Covid case ‘thresholds’ to prompt extra controls in schools – but their use is optional

The government has updated its contingency framework for schools to include new Covid case “thresholds” that could prompt extra...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Vaccines to be offered to 16 and 17-year-olds ‘within weeks’

School leaders have welcomed the government’s plan to make vaccines available to 16- and 17-year-olds across England within “a...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Boris Johnson told officials not to make school lockdown contingency plans, new report claims

Prime minister Boris Johnson told officials not to make contingency plans for schools last year in the event of...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth