Schools

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Disquiet in UK schools as easing of mask restrictions in classrooms nears
Pupils’s relief at being free of face coverings is mixed with teachers’ and parents’ concerns over spread of Indian Covid variant

Rhi Storer

16, May, 2021 @5:45 AM

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Cornwall ‘beach school’ aims to offer hope for vulnerable children
Wave Project charity plans purpose-built facility for Cornish children at risk of being permanently excluded

Steven Morris

14, May, 2021 @2:36 PM

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Helping pupils in England catch up on lost learning will cost £13.5bn – report
‘Significant investment’ beyond existing £1.7bn needed to deliver on PM’s promise that ‘no child is left behind’ after pandemic

Rachel Hall Education correspondent

13, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Pupils in England ‘waiting up to five years for special needs plan’
Report says those from better-off families are able to pay for private services while others face delays and bureaucratic hurdles

Richard Adams Education editor

13, May, 2021 @6:21 PM

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Film-maker lauds black parents who toppled ‘subnormal’ schools
Racism persists but life chances better thanks to those who exposed ESN scandal, says film-maker

Sally Weale Education correspondent

13, May, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Scottish pupils face ‘mental health crisis’ due to lack of exam support
Unions and young people urge incoming education secretary to take immediate action over ‘ghost exams’

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

12, May, 2021 @4:49 PM

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GCSE and A-level papers being sold on social media for £1
The papers from last year’s cancelled exams are being used by many schools in England this summer

Sally Weale

12, May, 2021 @8:52 AM

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Lockdown easing in England: what will change from 17 May
Outdoor groups of up to 30 people and indoor meetings of up to six will be allowed, but social distancing to stay inside venues

Rachel Hall

10, May, 2021 @4:07 PM

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‘We’re all marking late at night’: teachers on England’s new grading system
Views on how new teacher-assessed system has affected workload and what it means for pupils

Molly Blackall and Alfie Packham

09, May, 2021 @10:33 AM

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A-level and GCSE grade inflation ‘inevitable in English system’
School leaders warn this year’s results likely to see inflation similar to last year despite efforts to make system fairer

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

09, May, 2021 @10:31 AM

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‘This isn’t how my gap year was meant to be’: how Covid turned young people’s lives upside down
Some have missed out on adventure, others on university places – but as well as turmoil, the pandemic has thrown up some surprising consolations

Sally Williams

08, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Headteachers in England call for refund of £220m summer exam fees
Campaigners want examination boards to give back half of fees after decision to scrap A-levels and GCSEs

Richard Adams Education editor

08, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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