New air purifiers for education settings

7 January 2022

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has announced an additional 7000 air cleaning units to be provided to early years, schools and colleges to improve ventilation at the start of the new term.

Temporary measures for schools in January

4 January 2022

As pupils return to the classroom this week, the Department for Education (DfE) is promising that thousands of new air filters and further temporary measures will be introduced to protect face-to-face education and minimise disruption.

Permanent introduction of digital right to work checks

29 December 2021

We reported in August 2021 that the Home Office had decided that digital right to work (RTW) checks, allowed during the coronavirus pandemic, could continue to be used into the new year (see Digital Right to Work checks to stay until April 2022).

Ofsted accelerates inspections for schools and FE providers

20 December 2021

The educational standards regulator has been asked by the Government to inspect all schools and further education (FE) providers by summer 2025, to give a quicker assessment of how well education is recovering from the pandemic.

Ofqual confirms guidance on malpractice and maladministration

13 December 2021

Following a consultation launched in February 2020, the exams regulator has decided to replace the current guidance on Condition A8 in its General Conditions of Recognition with regard to preventing malpractice and maladministration.

Government to accelerate booster programme

13 December 2021

After the UK’s Chief Medical Officers decided to raise the Covid Alert Level from Level 3 to Level 4, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has issued a personal appeal calling for people to “get jabbed”.