Contingency plans confirmed for 2022 exams

15 November 2021

The Department for Education (DfE) and Ofqual have confirmed contingency plans to support students in the unlikely event that exams in England cannot go ahead next year due to the pandemic.

Budget bonus for schools and colleges

29 October 2021

Following the delivery of the Chancellor’s Budget speech, the Department for Education (DfE) has given more details of the funding he allocated to schools and colleges.

Budget points the way to a new post-Covid economy

27 October 2021

What follows may not come as a total surprise, given that the Government has leaked most of its good news about transport, health and education in advance. This is why Chancellor Rishi Sunak was sharply reminded by the Deputy Speaker, Dame Eleanor Laing, that MPs expect to hear the news from him, not the media.

NLW will rise to £9.50 in April 2022

26 October 2021

The Treasury has announced that the National Living Wage will increase next April to £9.50 per hour. This represents a 6.6% increase. These new rates will be effective from 1 April 2022.

School-based counselling should be available to all children

25 October 2021

School-based counselling needs to be fully funded by the Government and available in all state-funded secondary schools and academies to help support rising numbers of children and young people reporting mental health issues during Covid-19.