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Further details emerge on the September return for schools
26th June 2020

Further details emerge on the September return for schools


The Telegraph has shed further light on Government proposals for managing the reopening of schools in September. From September, social distancing rules will be lifted in schools in favour of the creation (and teacher management) of ‘bubbles’. These will be expanded in all of these establishments to facilitate the return
Scottish teachers’ hope and anger at full-time schooling announcement
25th June 2020

Scottish teachers’ hope and anger at full-time schooling announcement


Primary and secondary school teachers in Scotland have been sharing their reactions to the announcement by Scottish Education Secretary John Swinney that preparations are now commencing for the return of pupils to full-time schooling in August, the Times Educational Supplement reveals. Many Scottish councils had been anticipating a hybrid learning
MPs warned that Year 11 pupils need urgent additional tuition
25th June 2020

MPs warned that Year 11 pupils need urgent additional tuition


An education expert has raised fears that a generation of Britain’s Year 11 pupils will be ill-prepared for progression beyond school after being seriously academically neglected due to the COVID-19 school closures. Urgent action, he said, was now needed to help them catch up in the autumn. The Chief Executive
24th June 2020

COVID-19 increases the value of online tutoring in universities


Experts from three universities have found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to deeper insights into the value of online learning, including innovative ways for tutors to help students engage most effectively with remote learning, Times Higher Education reports. The pandemic inaugurated a rapid shift to online learning and teaching
Schools to reopen in September with ‘full attendance’ says PM
24th June 2020

Schools to reopen in September with ‘full attendance’ says PM


In his coronavirus briefing yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the easing of social distancing guidelines, which he said would allow primary and secondary pupils to return to their schools with “full attendance” in September. The current two-metre social distancing rule, he explained, is to be moderated, with the public
Government to consider postponing 2021’s GCSE and A-level exams
23rd June 2020

Government to consider postponing 2021’s GCSE and A-level exams


In addition to plans for extra tuition to support pupils who have missed out on their education during the COVD-19 school closures, the Government is also considering postponing exams in England next summer. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson told the House of Commons yesterday that the Government will be discussing the
OECD education chief advocates student fee reductions after COVID-19
23rd June 2020

OECD Education Chief advocates student fee reductions after COVID-19


The director for education and skills at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Andreas Schleicher, has called for reductions in tuition fees for higher education establishments because of the impact of the coronavirus lockdown. This measure, he says, has eliminated the key reason why students attend universities in
Could new Austrian higher education funding reforms impact Britain?
22nd June 2020

Could new Austrian higher education funding reforms impact Britain?


A higher education policy analysis website, WonkHE, has suggested that significant new proposals to reform university funding in Australia are likely to come to the UK, resulting in higher education (HE) establishments being forced to do more with less. The Australian Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, has outlined a radical
Government expected to unveil ‘catch-up’ tutoring for school students
22nd June 2020

Government expected to unveil ‘catch-up’ tutoring for school students


The government is expected to offer free, focused ‘catch-up’ tuition to school-aged children who have slipped behind while school closures have been in place. The new nationwide tutoring scheme is set to run for up to three years, with schools in England receiving additional funding during this period to support

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