Almost 2 million pupils regularly absent from school

14 March 2022

Dame Rachel de Souza, the Children’s Commissioner for England, has published the interim findings from her Attendance Audit and highlighted that some 1.8 million children missed at least 10% of school in the autumn term.

Free cyber skills training for thousands of school pupils

7 March 2022

A free online learning platform is being rolled out in schools across the country and will, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) says, enable thousands of secondary school students to learn essential cybersecurity skills.

School prosecuted after dangerous mountain trip

28 February 2022

A school has been sentenced for its failures to adequately manage the risks posed by a trip which resulted in a group of children having to be rescued by Keswick Mountain Rescue Team (KMRT) from Helvellyn after they became stranded in wintry conditions.

Scotland’s more cautious approach to ending Covid restrictions

22 February 2022

After UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made it clear that he was anxious to see an end to Covid restrictions as quickly as possible (see Covid restrictions will end in England on 24 February), Scotland’s First Minister has said that some will remain in place for another month.

Covid-19 vaccines offered to 5- to 11-year-olds

22 February 2022

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a non-urgent offer of Covid-19 vaccines to all children aged 5 to 11 in England, following updated advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Covid restrictions will end in England on 24 February

22 February 2022

People with Covid-19 symptoms will be encouraged to exercise personal responsibility, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said, after all legal restrictions in England are lifted on Thursday 24 February.

Guidance on safeguarding political impartiality in schools

17 February 2022

When discussing issues such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the legacy of the British Empire or societal responses to racism, teachers need to be sure that they are working in a politically impartial way, according to Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi.

Revision help for students published for summer exams

14 February 2022

Students are being given access to information to help focus their revision for summer GCSE, AS and A level exams, as part of a range of adaptations introduced to maximise fairness following the disruption to learning caused by the pandemic.