Archive - January 2021

Month: January 2021

Jan 2021
Pupils in England who have lost out on significant learning time due to the pandemic should be allowed to repeat a year, say education policy experts.  Read more here.


Schools in England will not be able to reopen to all pupils after the February half-term, but could do so from 8 March, the prime minister has said.  Read more here.

Jan 2021
The government will tell teachers and parents when schools in England can reopen "as soon as we can", the prime minister has said. MPs have called on the government to set out a "route map" for reopening amid concerns for ...

Jan 2021
The government will tell teachers and parents when schools in England can reopen "as soon as we can", the prime minister has said. MPs have called on the government to set out a "route map" for reopening amid concerns for ...

Jan 2021
Schools in England will be given two weeks' notice before reopening, the education secretary has said. Gavin Williamson told BBC Breakfast he was "not able to exactly say" when pupils will return to class.  Read more here.


The government has paused plans to roll out rapid daily coronavirus testing of close contacts, in all but a small number of secondary schools and colleges.  Read more here.

Jan 2021
Schools in England may reopen region by region after half term, the government's deputy chief medical officer Jenny Harries has said. Speaking to the Commons education committee, Dr Harries suggested there would be different rates ...

Jan 2021
Children in England will be able to access books online free during school closures via a virtual library. Internet classroom Oak National Academy created the library after schools moved to remote learning for the majority of ...

Jan 2021
Marcus Rashford and a group of celebrity chefs and campaigners have called on Boris Johnson to review the government's free school meals policy.  Read more here.

Jan 2021
A-level, AS and GCSE students in England could be asked to sit mini external exams to help teachers with their assessments after formal exams were cancelled last week.  Read more here.