Ofsted to carry out thematic survey on T levels

Ofsted will carry out a thematic survey on the implementation of T levels and the T-level transition programme.

The Schools Commissioner points out that none of the measures to make exams fairer address the impact that Covid will have on the most disadvantaged groups.

Proposals for new schools to be delivered more speedily

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced unprecedented reforms to speed up the deli

Ofqual has published research into the predictability of exam papers in the context of 2021 exams. It looks at the factors that influence how predictable exam papers are and distinguishes between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ predictability.

Ofsted’s return to inspection in 2021 will happen in phases, with no graded inspections for education or social care providers planned before the summer term.

Measures have been announced to make next year's exams as fair as possible and to manage the disruption caused by Covid-19.

Created for school-leavers up to 18-years-old who might be facing fewer options due to the economic impact of COVID-19, around 1,200 opportunities will be available to young people in the first phase of the programme

The National Audit Office's report looks at the failures of the free school meal voucher scheme and the steps taken to improve the situation.

School closures during the first national lockdown had a ‘dramatic impact’ on the number of child protection referrals made to local authorities, Amanda Spielman has said, launching Ofsted's annual report.

Young Food Ambassadors have met with Children’s Minister Vicky Ford to discuss healthy eating and activities, following confirmation the government’s extended support for disadvantaged children.

The Social Mobility Commission has made a series of recommendations towards plans for next year's exams in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated government guidance has said that it will review its advice on overnight residential education visits in February 2021 with the possibility that they will resume from Easter 2021