We have been collecting data on school attendance each week so we can understand the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on schools across the country and see just how many pupils are absent as a result at any given time. Here …
On Thursday we tweeted a response to a news article on our helpline. The coronavirus helpline offers schools, parents and pupils the chance to get the latest information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to schools and other educational establishments, …
The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has warned of the difficulties of schools sending large groups of pupils home.
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 …
This post was edited on 10 November to reflect the decision to cancel exams in Wales next year. On Monday 12 October we confirmed that exams will go ahead next year and most AS/A level and GCSE exams will be …
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.
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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
- The Department’s commitment rewarding teachers 26 November 2020
- How we’re supporting schools in the run up to Christmas and 2021 exams 25 November 2020
- “GCSEs and A levels are a matter of life chances” – why it is important that exams take place next year 17 November 2020
- Question and answers: SAGE papers on Covid 19 transmissions in schools 13 November 2020
- Questions and answers on Christmas guidance for university students 12 November 2020