Covid, Ofsted

Schools ‘prioritised’ food parcels over remote learning, and 4 other things we learned from Ofsted

Schools’ focus on making food parcels and visiting disadvantaged pupils in the first lockdown may have affected their “capacity”...

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
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

A-level results 2021: Attainment gap widens for black and poorer pupils

Longstanding attainment gaps for both black and poorer students have widened, but Ofqual is unable to untangle whether this is...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Study finds pupil premium cuts £43m worse than DfE admits

Schools will miss out on £43 million more in pupil premium funding for the poorest children than admitted by...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

National Food Strategy: The recommendations for schools

A government-commissioned report has recommended a raft of measures for schools to improve pupil nutrition and food education. The...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Exam changes can’t compensate for Covid hit to disadvantaged pupils, says government

Changes to next year’s exams cannot compensate for pupils’ divided experiences during the pandemic, the government has said, even...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Breakfast clubs: Schools to pay 25% of costs from next year

Schools will have to contribute 25 per cent of the costs of running breakfast clubs under the national scheme...

James Carr
James Carr
News

DfE told to reveal its working out on £90m pupil premium funding ‘stealth cut’

The government must publish a full breakdown of its pupil premium “stealth cut” analysis as the current explanation only reveals...

James Carr
James Carr