The clarification to the census guidance is a limited and confusing response to a worsening crisis. Its offer of top-up funding does not guarantee the necessary level of financial support.
This survey is of great concern. It confirms the worries of the NEU and many others that this lockdown has not been strict enough.
It is good that we now have an assurance from Gavin Williamson that school staff will be given two weeks' notice before reopening.
We are always concerned that exams do not fully reflect the potential of young people in the system, and are especially pleased that there are no plans to use an unfair algorithm this year.
We agree with the Sutton Trust that disadvantaged pupils are going to require significant extra investment because of deepening levels of deprivation.
We are relieved that the Government now accepts that it was wrong to introduce testing in this way
Department for Education releases data on the impact of coronavirus on the school workforce.
The number of pupils eligible to go to school and colleges is higher than in the previous lockdown but even given the increase in student numbers staff attendance rates could be much lower.