• Spielman: Not 'realistic' to expect schools to provide 'full' online teaching

    It is not “sensible or realistic” to expect schools to provide a “full on-screen taught programme” for all absent pupils, Amanda Spielman has said. The chief inspector of schools told academy trust leaders this morning that interim visits due to start next week will look at how schools are “responding intelligently and doing what is

    14.11 Sep. 24th, 2020 | News

  • 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

  • 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