Exams

EBacc target even further off as entries fall again

KS4 data also shows how disadvantage gap has widened according to government's own metric

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

Draft law seeks Parliamentary veto on future school closures

Education committee chair to introduce bill in Parliament which could class schools as 'essential infrastructure'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

250k Covid absences in week before half term, with south west worst hit

DfE data shows Covid absences nationally rose to 3.2 per cent on October 21

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

Zahawi wants all schools to ‘move towards’ 6.5-hour day

Education secretary says he's looking at 'excellent examples' in some academy trusts of a longer school day

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

MPs give Birbalsingh social mobility role green light

Committee says outspoken head will 'need to demonstrate her ability to listen' to those 'with whom she will not...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Covid survey: 4 in 10 schools ‘don’t expect’ to use National Tutoring Programme

The Department for Education has published responses to its Covid-19 snapshot surveys

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

Learning loss study: ‘Notable’ catch-up at primary, but poorer pupils much further behind

Study finds disadvantaged secondary pupils were still 1.6 months further behind their peers this summer

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Zahawi urges older pupils to test before school return as Covid rates rise again

ONS estimates around 1 in 11 secondary pupils tested positive in week before half term

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Model history curriculum will help schools teach about ‘migration and cultural change’ – Walker

Schools minister says diversity will be an 'important aspect of the model history curriculum'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker