What is home-schooling? During the period when schools were closed to all but vulnerable children and children of key workers, most pupils were educated at home. This is known as home-schooling. While being home-schooled, children remained on their school roll …
There has recently been discussion regarding physical education (PE) in schools. The discussions include former rugby player Jason Robinson calling for PE to be a core part of the school curriculum and saying PE is now more important than ever. …
Here we look at some common questions and answers about Free School Meals (FSM), school meal provision during the Covid-19 pandemic, and what the government is doing to end child poverty and holiday hunger.
It has been widely reported that 90% of pupils are in attendance at state-funded schools and 99.8% of those schools are open – but what has been less well reported is the rising proportion of children returning to early years …
On Monday 12 October we confirmed that exams will go ahead next year and most AS/A level and GCSE exams will be delayed by three weeks to give pupils more time to catch up on their learning. The main exam …
Statistics published yesterday show 90% all children in state funded schools were in attendance last week.
Today Ofsted has published reports looking at how schools are managing pupils’ return to education under the current COVID-19 guidelines.
Last week 99.9% of state funded schools were open with 87% of pupils in attendance.
As universities return for the autumn term and welcome back students, we understand that this may raise some concern about the risks of transmission of coronavirus. Below we answer some key questions.
During his press conference yesterday, the Prime Minister said that around 99 per cent of schools are open and the signs are that attendance has started well, describing the picture as “confidence in action”.
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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
- All you need to know about home-schooling and elective home education (EHE) 20 October 2020
- PE on the national curriculum 19 October 2020
- Questions and answers on free school meals 19 October 2020
- Statistics show children returning to early years settings 14 October 2020
- Delay to 2021 exams: your questions answered 13 October 2020