Monthly Archives: March 2021

Exams: Grading system could become ‘Wild West’, MPs warn

By |2021-03-28T16:13:38+00:00March 28th, 2021|News|

Plans for teachers to decide GCSE and A-level grades following the cancellation of this year's exams risk being inconsistent and penalising poorer pupils, MPs have warned. Members of the Education Committee have written to Secretary of State Gavin Williamson, warning there could be a "Wild West in grading" in England. Grades will be decided from

Covid: Gavin Williamson ‘looking at’ longer school day and shorter holidays

By |2021-03-09T11:20:44+00:00March 9th, 2021|News|

Longer school days and shorter holidays are among the measures the government is considering to help pupils in England catch up on lost learning, the education secretary has said. Gavin Williamson told the BBC ministers were looking at "how the school year runs" after the disruption of Covid. He also told Sky News a

First day back at school has ‘gone well’, say heads

By |2021-03-09T11:09:00+00:00March 9th, 2021|News|

The first day back at school for millions of children in England has "gone well", say head teachers. They are reporting high levels of take-up of Covid tests and compliance with new rules on wearing masks in secondary school classrooms. Primary schools have opened in full, but most secondary schools are phasing a return

Covid: What are the new rules for schools?

By |2021-03-09T10:37:27+00:00March 9th, 2021|News|

Children in England are now returning to school, after months of enforced home-schooling. However, there will be some major changes to the normal school experience. How will testing work in schools? Students in England will be tested for Covid-19 three times in the first two weeks of school. After that they will be given