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Ofqual seeks views on accessible assessments for students

Consultation launched on draft guidance for awarding organisations

From: Ofqual

Published 1 November 2021

Students are set to benefit from proposed Ofqual guidance on how to make exams and other assessments accessible and user-friendly for all.

We want to hear views from all interested parties - including students and those who represent them - through a...

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All schools and colleges to receive extra funding for catch up

Every pupil in every school to benefit from significant new investment in education to help young people catch up on lost learning

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Every school and college in England will have more money to support young people’s recovery from the impact of the pandemic, as the government confirms billions of pounds of additional...

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Care leavers and disadvantaged pupils to benefit from £126 million investment in new laptops and tablets

Care leavers, children with a social worker and children arriving from Afghanistan will receive devices to enable them to access education and support

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Published 22 October 2021

Up to half a million more disadvantaged children and young people in England will receive new devices to support their education and help...

New Study Shows 4 in 5 parents have changed the way they view exams & schooling

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, new research reveals that 78% of primary school parents have changed their way of looking at schooling and assessments for their children with many parents (65%) now worried about the impact of exam pressure on their child’s mental health.

79% of parents think that the current school examination process could be updated to be more dynamic and...

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Secondary School Parents Set to spend £24 Billion on Tutors as Students a Year Behind on Education

New research from Tutorful , the experts in online tutoring, reveals that 78% of secondary school parents think that the pandemic has had a negative impact on their child’s education, with parents believing that their child (aged between 11 to 18yrs) is behind a whole school year (9.5 months), with around 14 hours a week lost on education during to the pandemic. To catch up, British parents...

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Adaptations in 2022 summer exams to ensure fairness for students

Students will sit GCSE, A and AS level exams next year with adaptations to recognise the disruption to their education.

From: Department for Education , Ofqual , and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

GCSE, AS and A level exams in England next summer will be adapted to maximise fairness and help students reach their potential.

Following a public consultation, the government and...

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UK achievements celebrated in new children's book to mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Primary school children across the United Kingdom to receive a free book next year to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Primary school children across the United Kingdom will receive a book that celebrates the achievements of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth over the last 70 years.

The book will be...

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Twinkl helps educators welcoming pupils arriving from overseas into the new school year

Following increased demand over the summer for educational resources related to the needs of pupils arriving from overseas, educational publisher Twinkl, whose mission is to ‘help those who teach’ has launched a dedicated area on its website ‘International New Arrivals’ - designed to support educators, children and their families.

For many years, Twinkl has produced specialist...

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SCHOOL RUN-CERTAINTY: NEW RESEARCH REVEALS WHAT PARENTS DREAD MOST AHEAD OF THE BACK TO SCHOOL RUNA quarter (25 per cent) fear talking to other parents at drop-off or being stuck talking to people they don’t knowParents find the school run more irritating

  • A quarter (25 per cent) fear talking to other parents at drop-off or being stuck talking to people they don’t know
  • Parents find the school run more irritating than deciding what to wear (39 per cent), getting out of bed (37 per cent) and even returning parcels to the Post Office (36 per cent)!
  • Parents in Belfast being the most unfriendly parents at drop-
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£50 million to deliver world-class facilities for T Level students

Sixty-five projects to receive funding to refurbish buildings, upgrade classrooms and create specialist spaces.

From: Department for Education and Gillian Keegan MP

£50 million will be invested in colleges, schools and sixth forms delivering T levels across England from 2022 to improve and expand teaching spaces and facilities.

The funding will ensure students have...