Ofsted’s chief inspector hopes safety measures being introduced in secondary schools – including face coverings in classrooms and rapid coronavirus tests – are in place for “as little time as possible”.
“Unsustainable” pressure on school staff could put the Government’s education recovery plans at risk, a school leaders’ union has warned.
Some teachers and pupils fear they will face an “intense” period of exam-like assessments when they return to school, an MSP has said.
Some secondary pupils in Wales could return to schools to “check in” with teachers before the Easter break, the country’s education minister has said.
Pupils choosing to stay on for S5 could increase due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new report has said.
The Government’s multimillion-pound support package for young children who have faced Covid-19 disruption is “not sufficient”, the education recovery tsar has said.
Schools can reopen “safely” from next week with the package of measures set out to mitigate risks from Covid-19, one expert has said.
Smaller proportions of children are gaining places at their preferred secondary school in many areas of England, a survey suggests.
There are signs that fewer children are gaining places at their first choice of secondary school in a number of areas of England, a survey suggests.
School staff are not at a higher risk of Covid-19 infection than other working-age adults in their local communities, new figures suggest.
Ministers are launching a campaign to persuade parents in England that it will be safe for their children to return to face-to-face lessons next month.
Education unions have been left “disappointed” after Government advisers decided against prioritising school and college staff in “crowded” classrooms in the next phase of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.
A bursary scheme aimed at encouraging people to train as secondary school teachers in certain science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) subjects is to be extended.
Stormont ministers have stuck with their phased plan for returning children to school despite DUP concerns that it is too slow.
Work has started to demolish the former Braeside Primary School in Aberdeen.
Northern Ireland risks treating its children as second class citizens if it does not accelerate the pace of school reopening, the Education Minister has warned.
Face coverings and asymptomatic Covid-19 tests in secondary schools will not be compulsory when pupils in England return to class next month, the schools minister has confirmed.
The Government and Ofqual have unveiled how pupils in England will receive their grades after this summer’s GCSE and A-level exams were cancelled.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said there would be “no algorithms whatsoever” used in determining grades for students this summer.
Some secondary school children have lost more than two months’ worth of learning, according to a Government report which states that the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers may have widened in the pandemic.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has not ruled out lengthening school days or shortening summer breaks to help pupils in England catch up from coronavirus disruption.
Secondary schools are to be given funding to run summer schools under plans to help children in England catch up on lost learning.
Secondary schools will be asked to deliver summer schools as part of the Government’s multimillion-pound catch-up programme for children in England who have faced disruption due to Covid-19.
The NHS app could be used to display vaccination status or latest coronavirus test results, as ministers consider the ethical issues surrounding the possible introduction of vaccine passports.
Northern Ireland’s Health Minister has restated his preference for a gradual emergence from lockdown.
Boris Johnson has said he is “very optimistic” that he will be able to fully remove all of England’s coronavirus restrictions on June 21 but warned “nothing can be guaranteed”.
Sinn Fein has accused Arlene Foster of making up policy on the hoof after the First Minister suggested revisiting Stormont’s decision on schools reopening.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has issued a renewed appeal for people to get the coronavirus jab amid warnings that the virus may persist in deprived inner city communities where uptake is low.
Boris Johnson has said spring and summer in England will usher in changes to make lives “incomparably better” as he set out a plan to fully ease the lockdown by June 21.
Boris Johnson has said England is approaching “seasons of hope” that will usher in changes making lives “incomparably better” as he set out a plan to ease the lockdown by June 21.