Following the PM’s announcement on Monday, the Government has updated its out-of-school settings guidance to reflect Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown. The full updated guidance is available at the links below. You’ll notice that there are two versions of the guidance on each page. One of the guidance documents is the current […]
RE Teacher suspended and threatened for showing images of Prophet Muhammad, DfE speaks out against threats Protests have ensued after RE teacher was suspended for allegedly showing his class an offensive cartoon. The protest was deemed ‘completely unacceptable’ by the DfE. On the morning of Thursday 25th of March, outraged parents banded together to protest […]
Studying poetry can be like trying to understand a foreign language. The words, concepts and structure are often a minefield. Some of them rhyme, some of them don’t. Some are long, others are short. Some are written in modern English, some aren’t. They all seem to use various methods like similes and metaphors and enjambment. […]
The government has decided to cancel GCSEs and A-levels for the second year running. Although they insisted that exams would definitely go ahead in England, the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson confirmed they will be replaced by assessed teacher grades. Teachers, parents and pupils in England were left dubious after the GCSE and A-level cancellation in […]
The government has made its best efforts to keep schools open but the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some pupils having more time in schools than others. Schools across the U.K. have implemented a year group bubble system in an effort to adhere to social distancing guidelines and keep the virus from spreading. This is […]
Being a student during a global pandemic is not an easy feat. Schools is the UK are now open, but the strict COVID-19 guidelines mean that school and public libraries are no longer a place pupils can study. Many pupils who relied on these places are forced to study remotely. So now is the time […]
A poll conducted in August 2020 found that 44% of parents had reservations about sending their children to school full time. The poll showed a preference for reduced school time with more of a focus on remote learning. As a parent, your paramount concern is that your child is safe. These concerns are valid but […]
The 2020 A-level and GCSE results day was the first of its kind. 2020 marked the first cancellation of the exams in over three decades and left many pupils disappointed. The government’s decision to base the grades on mock results and teacher discretion meant a lot of students who did not apply themselves in their […]
The end of the school year is quickly approaching. We’ve seen some year groups return to school (be it on a reduced timetable) and it seems as though the other year groups will follow suit. The ideal situation will be to resume as normal in September. However, we must remain adaptable to the ever-changing circumstances. Independent learning is now more important than ever before.
With the unexpected breakout of COVID-19, life as we know it has changed forever. This change directly impacts the education of our children. Teachers and pupils have had to adjust to teaching and learning from home. Methods traditionally used to supplement classroom teaching have now become the primary way pupils learn. But how effective are these remote learning methods?