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Snacks are the secret of success in exams | Letters
Letter: If students are to face Sats at 14, then at least let them snack while working, urges Patrick Morrish


15, Oct, 2021 @4:36 PM

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DfE considering return of Sats at 14 and axing teaching hours limits
Exclusive: ministers also looking at giving Ofsted more powers and accelerating academisation

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

01, Oct, 2021 @4:06 PM

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Primary Sats tests in England ‘do not appear to harm children’s wellbeing’
Researchers at University College London find little difference in wellbeing and happiness levels

Sally Weale Education correspondent

23, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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'A community of equals': the private school with no fees, set up by a south London teacher
Lucy Stephens was tired of ‘shoehorning’ pupils through tests. Her new school has no Sats, no behaviour policy – and an idea for a novel funding system

Jess Staufenberg

13, Mar, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Parents, don’t worry if your child knows more about grammar than you do | Debra Myhill
Good grammar lessons help children become better writers, says professor of education Debra Myhill

Debra Myhill

08, Feb, 2021 @1:37 PM

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School chaos deepens as Williamson fails to explain exam plan
Education secretary urges parents to report teachers failing to meet targets for remote learning

Richard Adams, Helen Pidd and Maya Wolfe-Robinson

06, Jan, 2021 @8:26 PM

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GCSE, A-level and Sats exams to be scrapped in England this year
A-levels and GCSEs will instead be based on assessed grades, says Gavin Williamson

Peter Walker Political correspondent

06, Jan, 2021 @2:48 PM

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Dear Gavin Williamson, claw back some respect by pausing Sats, league tables and Ofsted | Michael Rosen
It’s time to listen to teachers and heads who are calling for primary tests to be suspended because of coronavirus

Michael Rosen

27, Oct, 2020 @7:30 AM

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'Plan B' for rigorous mock exams to avoid rerun of A-level fiasco
Exclusive: Gavin Williamson to announce 2021 exam delay in England and back-up plan in event of Covid disruption

Richard Adams, Education editor

10, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Cancel this year's GCSEs and A-levels if schools disrupted, says top academy head
Hamid Patel, of Star Academies, calls on government to reschedule exams for 2021

Richard Adams Education editor, Owen Bowcott

15, Mar, 2020 @7:31 PM

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When is killing a deer the right thing to do? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Deer culling | Strike action | Royal funding | Fruity advice | Newton’s apple tree


21, Feb, 2020 @4:05 PM

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Schools in England hold half-term Sats classes for pupils as young as six
Holiday sessions for pupils as young as six condemned by DfE and teaching unions

Richard Adams, Education editor

13, Feb, 2020 @2:07 PM

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