Gavin Williamson

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Pupils' families in England to be tested for Covid twice a week
Free rapid tests to be provided to households under plans to reopen schools from 8 March

Rajeev Syal and agencies

28, Feb, 2021 @2:31 PM

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The Observer view on basing pupils' results on teacher assessment | Observer editorial
Gavin Williamson, once again, has passed schools a poisoned chalice to avoid any political risk to himself

Observer editorial

28, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Gavin Williamson using 'misleading' research to justify campus free-speech law
Cardiff University calls on education secretary to correct the record over claim Germaine Greer was banned

Anna Fazackerley

27, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Imaginative lessons and teacher-awarded exam grades | Letters
Letters: Rob Watling thinks an education secretary with imagination could transform this summer for children, while Philip C Stenning calls for moderation. Plus letters from Dr Cary Bazalgette and Sarah James


26, Feb, 2021 @5:13 PM

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England's teachers will feel the pressure over student grades this summer | Anonymous
I’ve seen firsthand how damaging exams can be. But they may be fairer than teacher-assessed grades, says an anonymous state school maths teacher


26, Feb, 2021 @2:46 PM

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UK Covid: alert level drops from 5 down to 4 as threat of NHS being overwhelmed reduces – as it happened
Latest updates: UK medical officers agree to reduce Covid threat level but stress health services remains under severe pressure

Andrew Sparrow

25, Feb, 2021 @6:13 PM

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System to replace school exams in England 'will be fair to every student'
Education secretary Gavin Williamson says no algorithm will be used in deciding grades

Peter Walker Political correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @12:53 PM

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Boris the abuser merely swapped the Telegraph for Downing Street | John Crace
Why limit yourself to a few hundred thousand readers when you can insult an entire country’s intelligence?

John Crace

24, Feb, 2021 @7:34 PM

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UK Covid: Williamson hopes children will get 'time in schools' this summer - as it happened
Education secretary also promises ‘no algorithms’ for exam results; MPs told 99% of arrivals in UK don’t quarantine in hotels

Andrew Sparrow

24, Feb, 2021 @6:23 PM

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Dear Gavin Williamson, pupils are not the only ones who need to 'catch up'. You do, too| Michael Rosen
Please reassure us schools will be safe and you will soon be on top of the GCSE and A-levels situation this year

Michael Rosen

20, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Older teenagers may be less safe after ban on unregulated care homes
Analysis: charities fear decision creates a two-tier system with state washing its hands of those over 16

Sarah Marsh

19, Feb, 2021 @5:06 PM

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Hidden dangers in the proposed free speech law | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to planned legislation that will allow students, academics or visiting speakers to sue English universities


19, Feb, 2021 @4:46 PM

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