School return in March could be start of easing lockdown

28 January 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given a statement to Parliament in which he suggested that the reopening of schools may be possible from Monday 8 March, with other economic and social restrictions being removed thereafter “as and when the data permits”.

Skills for Jobs White Paper sets out future of post-16 education

25 January 2021

Everyone, no matter where they live or their background, will be able to gain the skills they need to progress in work at any stage of their lives according to a blueprint for a post-16 education system set out in a new Government White Paper.

Have your say on 2021 exam replacement

21 January 2021

We reported recently that Education Secretary Gavin Williamson had contacted Ofqual with regard to his decision to replace normal examinations in the year ahead (see “Exchange of letters on alternative arrangements for exams in 2021”).