26 APR 2021
The Stephen Hawking Foundation has launched free critical-thinking learning tools for schools to support discussion around the topic of vaccinations.
16 APR 2021
The Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell MBE has called on Downing Street to put primary school libraries at the centre of the government’s response to the pandemic by ring-fencing £100m a year in spending to preserve under-threat facilities.
01 MAR 2021
With pupils across England set to return to the classroom in less than a week, Education Minister Nick Gibb has confirmed that asymptomatic Covid-19 tests will not be compulsory within schools.
09 FEB 2021
The school day could be made longer to help children catch up on missed learning, reports suggest. Government ministers are discussing the possibility of extending the school day so that children who have missed out on vital teaching during lockdown have more time in the classroom.
26 JAN 2021
Ministers are contemplating a phased return of pupils which would see primary schools returning to the classroom first. The Department for Education is also considering partially reopening secondary schools so that children in Years 10 and 12, who have exams next year, return as soon as possible.