Regulating the teaching profession

7 February 2022

Between August and October 2021, the Department for Education (DfE) ran a public consultation seeking views on the proposed revisions to the Teaching Regulation Agency’s guidance “Teacher misconduct: the prohibition of teachers”.

The future of post-16 qualifications

31 January 2022

Parliament’s Education Committee is holding an inquiry into how effectively post-16, level 3 education and qualifications (such as A Levels, T Levels, BTECs and apprenticeships) prepare young people for the world of work.

New measures to increase school attendance

26 January 2022

In an attempt to end what it calls the postcode lottery in how schools manage avoidable absence, the Department for Education (DfE) has launched a consultation on measures to improve the consistency of school attendance support and management.

Get ready for changes to the Highway Code

25 January 2022

Road safety charities have warned that insufficient publicity has been given to the changes but the revised version of the Highway Code is set to come into force on 29 January 2022.

Restrictions eased in Scotland but working from home to stay

25 January 2022

The Scottish Government has followed England and Wales in lifting many of the restrictions imposed during the pandemic (see Phased easing of Covid restrictions to continue in Wales and Prime Minister confirms return to Plan A).

Have your say on Keeping children safe in education

24 January 2022

The Department for Education (DfE) has invited comments on proposed amendments to the statutory guidance Keeping children safe in education (2021), with a view to making changes for September 2022.

Prime Minister confirms return to Plan A

21 January 2022

Speaking in Parliament, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hailed the success of the booster campaign and the way the public have responded to his Government’s Plan B measures (see Government to stick with Plan B until at least 26 January).

Free bus travel for under-22s in Scotland

20 January 2022

With a focus on children and young people who need to make essential journeys, applications are now open for all five to 21 year-olds living in Scotland to access free bus travel.