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Oct 2020
The percentage of pupils in class across England's state primary and secondary schools fell last week from 89% to 86%, government statistics show.  Read more here

Oct 2020
Next summer's A-levels and GCSEs in England are going ahead - but with reduced content for some subjects and a start date pushed back by three weeks. Read more here.

Oct 2020
Please see our latest Newsletter for details of our enhanced post-lockdown support for schools NTA Newsletter Sept 2020

Oct 2020
Ministers are using powers under the Coronavirus Act to require schools to offer pupils who are not in school the same lessons as those in class.  Read more here.

Sep 2020
Children must be the priority at this stage of the Covid-19 crisis, says England's Children Commissioner. Anne Longfield calls for a recovery package to tackle a "rising tide of childhood vulnerability". She warns of an "inter-generational ...

Sep 2020
Around one in 20 children in England are out of school due to issues linked to the pandemic and lockdown, the Children's Commissioner has suggested.  Read more here.

Sep 2020
School closures due to Covid-19 has reduced the training time for those on ITT courses by over one third. Not surprisingly, feedback is suggesting that many trainees are less confident than they would have been about their new role as an NQT from ...

Sep 2020
Schools in Poorer Areas Lack Catch-Up Cash Schools in poor parts of England will struggle the most to help their pupils catch-up after the lockdown, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Read more here


The U-turn in this summer's exams in England became unavoidable, as numbers challenging grades would have overwhelmed the appeals system, said Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. Read more here


England's education secretary has defended the Covid-19 testing system for schools, saying they can now order tests from the NHS directly. Gavin Williamson said schools were being prioritised, amid claims by head teachers of problems accessing ...