Education policy

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English university asks students to lobby MPs over lockdown easing
Industry group writes to PM as Portsmouth criticises silence on when in-person teaching will resume

Rachel Hall and Rhi Storer

07, Apr, 2021 @11:02 PM

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Experts reject claim Covid has worsened behaviour in English schools
Education secretary announces ‘behaviour hubs’, saying some pupils ‘out of control’ after lockdown

Richard Adams Education editor

07, Apr, 2021 @6:48 PM

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Unions warn ministers against rush to ditch masks in English schools
Policy is helping to curb spread of Covid and should not be scrapped, Gavin Williamson is told

James Tapper

03, Apr, 2021 @3:21 PM

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Ofsted chief asked for greater powers to check for abuse in private schools
Exclusive: Amanda Spielman’s request over ‘potential safeguarding issues’ was ignored by ministers

Richard Adams and Sally Weale

30, Mar, 2021 @7:26 PM

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Ministers dropped the ball on sexual violence in schools, says Labour
Jess Phillips says government has not taken issue seriously, five years after committee’s report

Sarah Marsh

30, Mar, 2021 @7:50 AM

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Batley cartoon row 'hijacked by extremists on both sides', says Warsi
Former Conservative party chair speaks out amid ongoing protests at school near Bradford

Amelia Hill

26, Mar, 2021 @2:08 PM

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Professional tutors call for inquiry into catch-up scheme for pupils
Tutors’ body says offers of help were ignored by managers of scheme to help pupils in England recover from Covid disruption

Richard Adams Education editor

25, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Training for mental health leads in English schools 'not yet started'
MPs told key part of government plan was stopped in January 2020 and delayed further by Covid

Sarah Marsh

23, Mar, 2021 @1:54 PM

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'We've fallen off the radar': outdoor centres in crisis over lack of Covid help
Venues in England and Wales say government has refused to offer rescue funds or give reopening dates

Patrick Barkham

23, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Guardian view on public sector jobs: keep gig economics out | Editorial
Editorial: Outsourcing catch-up tutoring to teenagers in Sri Lanka is part of a bigger project to weaken, and cheapen, public services


22, Mar, 2021 @7:41 PM

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Tutoring scheme for England throws more money at the private sector
Analysis: catch-up programme would be more effective if schools received the funding directly

Richard Adams Education editor

19, Mar, 2021 @12:56 PM

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Teachers in England face ‘epidemic’ of demotivation in lockdown children
Extending school day to make up for lost learning ‘will only work if not seen as punishment’

Richard Adams, Education editor

17, Mar, 2021 @1:27 PM

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