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Labour leader calls for A-Level results to be based on teacher’s predicted grades

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said that the UK government must allow teachers’ predicted grades to take precedence following an “exams fiasco” in England which has seen 280,000 pupils have their final grades marked down.

Williamson announces “triple lock” on A-Level and GCSE exam results

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that the final A-Level and GCSE results awarded to students in England will not be lower than mock exam scores.

Williamson: "Little evidence" that Covid-19 is "transmitted at school"

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has said that there is “little evidence” of Covid-19 transmission occurring in schools, as educational institutions prepare to reopen.

FosterTalk conducts survey into impact of government amendments on fostering and adoption regulations

FosterTalk is a not-for-profit organisation providing high quality independent advice and support to foster carers and their families throughout the UK. Part of the Martin James group of companies, FosterTalk is currently supporting 20,000 fostering families through its comprehensive membership package. It also delivers Fosterline England on behalf of the Department for Education, offering advice, support and information to foster carers and prospective foster carers via an interactive website and free to use helpline.

Minister insists schools will reopen in autumn despite warnings

Minister for regional growth and local government, Simon Clarke, has said that schools will “reopen in full” in the autumn, despite a recent study warning that it could bring about a more severe second wave of Covid-19 cases.

Public sector recruitment drive successfully “delivering” more police officers, PM says

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that his government’s initiatives are successfully “delivering” more police officers, after a recent recruitment drive has yielded the greatest annual increase in officers since 2003-04.

Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers in line for pay rise

Around 900,000 public sector workers will receive an above-inflation pay rise, chancellor Rishi Sunak has said.

Government abandons plans for all primary school pupils to return before the summer

The government has u-turned on its plans to have all primary school pupils in England return to school and spend four weeks in education before the summer holidays.

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