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Covid-19 Archive

GCSE students in England to get Covid support

GCSE students in England will get formulae and equations in their maths and science exams under plans to limit the impact of Covid.

8 in 10 teachers say pupils’ attention is worse since pandemic

Research shows majority of primary school teachers are dealing with a rise in ‘needless chatter, shouting during instruction and laughing inappropriately’

Kilgraston’s demise signals pressure on Scottish private schools

Closure follows Covid impact and decline in demand for boarding, while independent schools’ financial difficulties were highlighted in a Tes Scotland investigation this week

UK students seek compensation for Covid-affected tuition

Nearly 1,000 students attempt group action against UCL, accusing it of breaking promises

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust cares for 52 patients with Covid-19 in hospital

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust was caring for 52 patients with coronavirus in hospital as of Wednesday, figures show.

GCSEs and A-levels: most measures to reduce Covid-19 disruption for students to be dropped this exam season

While England’s exam results are expected to return to pre-pandemic levels, regulators in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have kept their Covid-era modifications

Why primary pupils still need maths catch-up support

The extent to which Covid learning loss is still affecting primary pupils in Maths has been revealed by new research, which suggests that schools will be...

Schools Need Nurses

Schools and society are not creating happy, healthy 18-year-olds, ready to meet the challenges of the modern world.

Pupil absences remain above pre-Covid levels

The number of pupils regularly missing school in England has not returned to pre-Covid pandemic levels, according to official statistics.

Teachers support archbishop’s call to cancel 11-plus

TEACHERS have endorsed a call from the head of the Catholic Church in Ireland to cancel 11-plus exams. The two organisations that operate the unregulated system...

11-plus exams ‘should be scrapped’ this year

A GROUP campaigning to return 11-plus exams to primary schools has said the assessments should be scrapped this year. The two organisations that operate the unregulated...

11-plus test delay to be challenged in courts

THE mother of a 10-year-old girl is to legally challenge the decision to hold grammar school entrance exams this winter.