• Schools turn to philanthropists for laptops as wait for DfE devices continues

    Schools and education charities are asking philanthropists and local businesses to provide devices for disadvantaged youngsters as the wait for Department for Education hardware continues. The government has pledged “over 200,000” devices for disadvantaged year 10 pupils, care leavers and children who have a social worker. But Schools Week revealed earlier this month that many

    5.00 May. 24th, 2020 | News

  • Calls to end BBC's lockdown lessons will hit poor hardest

    The BBC is under pressure to axe access to its home-learning lessons – used by millions of children during the coronavirus crisis – over fears they will squeeze commercial curriculum providers out of the market. The British Educational Suppliers Association is seeking written assurances that the national broadcaster will wind down its beefed-up education offerings

    9.55 May. 22nd, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: Secondaries 'should plan work and check progress' of homebound pupils, DfE tells parents

    Secondary schools in England should be planning “achievable work” for pupils studying at home, as well as ways to give them feedback and check progress, the Department for Education has told parents. In what appears to be a stepping up of expectations on secondary schools, new guidance for parents and carers published today sets out

    12.51 May. 21st, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: DfE seeks more online education resources to promote

    The Department for Education has launched a consultation process to identify more online education resources that it can promote to schools and parents. It follows the publication around a month ago of a list of online education resources, hosted by the DfE on its Gov.uk website. Now the Department says it is “reviewing and updating”

    13.40 May. 6th, 2020 | News