News

Aug 2021
Around 300,000 carbon dioxide monitors are to be made available to schools in England next term to help improve ventilation and lessen Covid outbreaks.  Read more here.

Aug 2021
Colleges and sixth forms in England need an extra £570m to keep pace with the rising number of students, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).  Read more here.


There is an urgent call for action on ventilation in schools - to slow the spread of Covid-19 - when pupils return, in September.  Read more here.

Aug 2021
Changes to self-isolation rules in England and Northern Ireland have now started. It means that far fewer people will have to quarantine if they have been in close contact with someone with Covid.  Read more here.


All 16 and 17-year-olds in England are to be offered their first coronavirus vaccine dose or the chance to book one by 23 August, the government has said.  Read more here.

Jul 2021
Pupils taking GCSEs, A-levels and vocational exams in England next year are likely to get advance notice of topics, to ensure they are not disadvantaged by Covid disruption.  Read more here.

Jun 2021
The Covid control system in England's schools, where groups of pupils have to self-isolate if one tests positive, could be scrapped in the autumn.  Read more here.


Mobile phone bans and other ways to create "calm classrooms" are to be considered to help improve discipline in England's schools.  Read more here.

Jun 2021
Next year's A-levels and GCSEs in England are likely to face "adjustments" to be fairer to pupils disrupted by the pandemic, the education secretary has told MPs.  Read more here.

Jun 2021
White working class pupils have been failed by decades of neglect in England's education system, a report by MPs says.  Read more here.