The Office for National Statistics' latest infection survey shows that secondary-age pupils now have the highest rate of infection of any age group and, whilst it has fallen a little as a result of the half-term holiday, it is likely to carry on increasing.
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Adopting rota systems in secondary schools and colleges can provide continuous education while helping to suppress the virus.
National Education Union is calling for an urgent circuit breaker to suppress Covid cases
After the fiasco of the 2020 exam results, Government must make sure GCSE, A-level and vocational qualification students in 2021 are rewarded for their achievements and none are disadvantaged.
The Joint General Secretaries of the National Education Union have written to Gavin Williamson the Education Secretary, setting out why the disastrous handling of this year’s exam results must never happen again.
NEU/GMB/Unison/Unite have produced a commentary and checklist guide for secondary schools.
Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, comments on the announcement of £2,000 incentive payments in addition to existing bursaries for maths and physics teachers.
Special needs provision in England has lost out on £1.2bn because of shortfalls in funding increases from central government since 2015.