This week the Prime Minister reiterated the importance of children being in school and restated his commitment to ensuring learning continues in classrooms across the country.
Exams and qualifications
A comment piece in today’s Telegraph sets out the importance of exams taking place next summer.
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 …
We are aware of an Open Letter published in The Times which claims exams and assessments are not fit for purpose. The Department reformed GCSEs to make them more rigorous and put them on a par with expectations in high …
Writing in the Sunday Times, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson explains why it's essential that schools reopen next month.
Today′s blog looks at speculation around the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in schools into the next academic year. Over the weekend and today several newspapers have speculated on the extent to which the disruption to schools and other education …
The Prime Minister has announced a generous three-year funding settlement for schools. Our job now is to support every school in the country to deliver the quality of education for children of all backgrounds, so that they’re given the grounding they need to make the most of their lives.
Today’s results are also show entries to EBacc subjects have risen by 3.7%. This refers to foreign languages, maths, English, science and humanities – subjects which all develop useful skills and prepare pupils for their next step.
Using the disadvantage gap index, the disadvantage attainment gap at key stage 2 has decreased in each of the last seven years, narrowing by 3% in the latest year and 13.2% since 2011. New guidance available through the Education Endowment Foundation will help schools make good choices to improve their disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at a letter published in the Telegraph today, Monday 19 August, from former Education Secretary Lord Baker to the current Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson.