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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.

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.

ISCA continues to innovate during the Covid-19 pandemic

Amid the global pandemic, educational bodies up and down the country have resorted to new styles of teaching. With schools closed for the foreseeable future, and universities forced to send their students home, Colin Kerrigan, the Executive Director of the International School of Creative Arts, discusses how they have responded to the current crisis in a piece for The Parliamentary Review.

Ofsted pursues new diagnostic approach for struggling schools

Schools inspectorate body Ofsted is pursuing a new approach to dealing with schools which have consistently achieved poor outcomes.

Sajid Javid announces £2.6 billion extra for schools in 2020

According to the chancellor of the exchequer, Sajid Javid, schools in England will receive the sum as an attempt to return to the levels of funding prior to austerity measures.

Ofsted call for routine checks on “outstanding” schools

Ofsted have called for routine checks on “outstanding” schools to be resumed after 80 per cent of those it re-inspected were downgraded. These schools were re-inspected because concerns were raised about falling standards.

School children today have less breaktime than two decades ago

School breaks have become shorter in the past two decades, as teachers try to pack more lessons during the day, according to a long-term study.

Paul Blomfield MP: "Cry for help" from schools

Paul Blomfield, along with schools from his constituency, are campaigning against the government to rectify "8% cuts in real terms to school budgets" since 2010.

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