Covid

Online Oak academy lessons soar as Omicron hits returning schools

Internet learning platform says use has returned to levels not seen since last March

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Forced academy conversions down to one a month

Slowdown in 'inadequate' schools converting comes despite Department for Education’s renewed academy drive

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Exams

Online GCSEs ‘by 2025’, as AQA launches major pilot

Up to 2,500 secondary school students from between 60 and 100 schools will trial online GCSEs

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Academies

Academy trust under financial scrutiny cuts CEO’s £225k salary by a third

But Schools Week analysis shows executive pay continues to rise in trusts warned over pay

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Diversity

Biggest academy trust turns to NFL for inspiration in diversity drive

Trusts are hiring diversity specialists and challenging “Eurocentric" history, revamping their policies, curriculum and "overwhelmingly white" leadership teams.

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Schools raid own coffers after DfE provides just 8,000 air-cleaning units

Education secretary claims allocation is based on school feedback

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Omicron battle looms as pupils return to schools

Staff shortages bite as few returner teachers reach classroom, Freddie Whittaker and James Carr report

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Order new Covid tests by 5pm or face two-week wait, DfE tells schools

Test kits ordered after 5pm today won't be delivered until the week after next

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Spring term Covid guidance changes: 7 things we learned

Air cleaning units only for schools with 'sustained high' CO2 levels, and teachers not expected to wear masks in...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker