Schools working hard to help children catch up

29 October 2020

In its first report looking at how schools are managing pupils’ return to education under the Covid-19 restrictions, Ofsted finds that school leaders are working hard to make sure pupils are catching up with their education in difficult circumstances.

Cautious welcome for Scottish move on 2021 exams

19 October 2020

Education Secretary John Swinney has told the Scottish Parliament that National 5 exams are to be cancelled in Scotland in 2021 and replaced with teacher assessments and coursework.

More time to prepare for 2021 exams

13 October 2020

Exams will go ahead next summer but most AS, A levels and GCSEs will be held three weeks later to help address the disruption caused by the pandemic.

Tougher Covid restrictions with more details to come

13 October 2020

As coronavirus infection rates rise across the country, together with increased hospital admissions, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has addressed the House of Commons to explain the Government’s latest plans for tackling the second wave of the virus.

Firms closed due to Covid restrictions to get extra help

9 October 2020

In an extension to the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS), which is due to begin on 1 November 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that businesses across the UK are to be given support if required to close their premises due to coronavirus restrictions.

Coping with Covid stress — what works

9 October 2020

Ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2020, the Mental Health Foundation has shared new research showing how adults in the UK have successfully been managing stress during the pandemic — strategies which may be of interest for managers to share with workers.