The focus for many in education remains the awarding of grades this summer. Ofqual has attempted to clamp down on external pressure on teachers to influence the grades that they award their pupils this summer through guidance.read more
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The week began with a Petitions Committee Debate on the impact of COVID-19 on education. Labour used the platform to call on the government to put plans for 2022 exams in place.read more
On Monday, children in England returned to school, after months of enforced home-schooling. The Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson said the return of lessons was part of a “cautious and careful roadmap” and that schools “will be remaining open”.read more
Rishi Sunak’s Spring Budget dominated events in the House of Commons this week. The Budget included widely trailed announcements on skills and apprenticeships.read more