The future of 2022 summer exams

4 March 2022

Will they? Won’t they? Former headteacher Michael Evans looks at the future of the 2022 summer exams, which are scheduled to go ahead as normal.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

4 March 2022

The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.

Living with Covid — what this means for the workplace

26 February 2022

Throughout the pandemic the Government introduced various rules and regulations for the public to follow to keep them as safe as possible from the impacts of Covid-19. Such measures included the requirement to self-isolate if displaying symptoms of Covid, returned a positive Covid test or identified as a close contact of a positive case, as well as the provision of free testing and vaccines, and support payments to individuals and businesses.

DIY planning for inspection

22 February 2022

Former head teacher Michael Evans highlights some of the issues that schools should consider when preparing for an Ofsted inspection.

School libraries and the National Curriculum

21 February 2022

School libraries play a pivotal role in ensuring pupils have free, regular access to a range of books and other media, as well as promoting and facilitating reading for pleasure. Kate Goulson explores how onsite libraries can help schools meet certain National Curriculum expectations.

Government moves to end Covid isolation requirements

14 February 2022

On 9 February 2022, Boris Johnson announced that he expects to end all Covid restrictions in England by the end of February. The current regulations, including the legal requirement for Covid cases to self-isolate for at least five full days and for SSP to be paid from day one for Covid-related absences, are in place until 24 March 2022.

Extending the school day?

8 February 2022

For many years there have been discussions about reforming the education system, particularly with respect to the length of the school day. Former head teacher Michael Evans looks at the long-running discussion regarding the merits of extending the school day and the current pilot in some Welsh schools.

What do the 2021 PISA results say about UK education?

4 February 2022

Is there is a need for a radical reshaping of an education system that seems to be increasingly out of touch? In the recently published results of an international programme to assess scholastic performance of 15-year-olds, Singapore came top, while the UK only managed 15th place. Former headteacher Michael Evans considers why.