Students won’t be sitting exams this year because that wouldn’t be fair after all the disruption they’ve experienced since the start of the pandemic. Instead, GCSE, A and AS level students will get grades based on their teachers’ assessments of …
It is vital that students are able to concentrate fully on their education free from the distraction and disturbance of bad behaviour. That’s why the Department has invested £10m in a set of measures that will help school leaders improve …
We’ve confirmed that face coverings should continue to be worn by adults and those in Year 7 and above as a precautionary measure when students return to schools and colleges after the Easter break.
Sexual abuse in any form is unacceptable. Following the concerning reports provided to the Everyone’s Invited website, detailing incidents of sexual assault in schools and colleges, the Government is taking immediate steps to support to those affected and ensure all …
Making sure young people can pick up the skills they need in an increasingly digital world and preparing them for a wide range of cutting edge jobs is a priority.
The way children are taught at school hasn’t actually changed much since the start of the pandemic and throughout, the government has prioritised education.
Childminders now have more options for accessing asymptomatic twice-weekly testing.
As many as one in three people with Covid are asymptomatic – meaning they have no symptoms of the virus and could spread it without knowing. In settings like schools and colleges that is obviously a concern. But that’s where …
Last week, all pupils returned to schools following more than two months of remote learning for most children.
Now pupils are back in the classroom no-one should be held back from accessing education due to their period. In January 2020, we launched the Period Products Scheme to provide learners with period products when they need them. But how …
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Education in the media is the Department for Education’s blog on the latest topical education and equalities issues. This blog features a review of leading media stories, rebuttal to news stories, as well as Ministerial comment.
Recent blog posts
- How will my grades be calculated? How will you make them fair? Exams and assessments regulator Ofqual on how GCSEs, AS and A levels will be graded this summer 8 April 2021
- Five things you need to know about behaviour in schools 7 April 2021
- Why do secondary school and college students have to carry on wearing face coverings? Your questions answered 6 April 2021
- Everything you need to know about the Government’s newly launched ‘Abuse in Education’ Helpline 1 April 2021
- How a free qualification could help you get ahead in work 1 April 2021