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Delayed return to school and contingency framework: Your questions answered

On 30 January, the Government responded to rapidly rising case rates due to the new, more transmissible variant of coronavirus by triggering the education contingency framework and pushing back the staggered return for secondary schools and colleges by one week. …

“Exams are the best and fairest way for young people to show what they know and can do” – The Education Secretary on the importance of exams

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In today’s edition of the Sunday Times, the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, responded to the paper’s previous calls for exams to be cancelled, reiterating the value they have as the “best and fairest way for young people to show what …

How we’re supporting schools in the run up to Christmas and 2021 exams

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.

What the new national restrictions mean for education settings

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On Saturday the Prime Minister announced that, from today, the country will enter a new period of national restrictions until at least 2 December. Unlike the last national lockdown in the spring, this time schools, nurseries and other education settings …

Survey shows 97 per cent of schools plan to welcome pupils back

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A survey of more than 4,000 headteachers shows that 97 per cent of schools plan to welcome pupils back for the autumn term. The research, carried out by the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), also illustrates the work that …

Face coverings in schools and colleges: your questions answered

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What does the new advice say – when will pupils have to wear face coverings? New guidance sets out that in areas of the country with high transmission rates and subject to local restrictions, staff and pupils in year 7 …