Recovery premium funding guidance

10 September 2021

The DfE published a document entitled Recovery Premium Funding, which outlines the additional funding available in the 2021 to 2022 academic year to support schools with education recovery following COVID-19. …

Ofsted: Put SEND pupils ‘at centre’ of Covid recovery

8 August 2021

"Chief inspector Amanda Spielman says system change is needed to ensure children and young people with special needs get a better deal," writes John Roberts in TES. Ms Spielman said: “This…

Education recovery package

17 June 2021

Support for early years settings, schools and providers of 16-19 education The guidance provides information about the programmes and activities the Department for Education is funding to support education recovery and…

Post lockdown – children in crisis

16 June 2021

Exploring the links between social distancing and the mental health of children in poverty.  The Childhood Trust has published a report on the effect of the pandemic on children. Key…

Lockdown fathers: the untold story

10 June 2021

Fathers seek more home and flexible working to maintain COVID transformation in childcare. During the Spring 2020 lockdown in Britain, fathers spent more time at home with their families than at any…

EEF and Sutton Trust respond to education recovery plan

8 June 2021

In response to the announcement from the Department for Education, Sir Peter Lampl, founder and Executive Chair of the Sutton Trust and chairman of the Education Endowment Foundation, said: “Creating an…

Second lockdown set learning loss back to the autumn

2 June 2021

Writing in TES, Amy Gibbons reports that the second full national lockdown at the start of the spring term regressed primary pupils' learning loss back to levels recorded at the start of the autumn…

Spielman: Catch-up might take 3 years

21 May 2021

In an interview with Will Hazell, Education Correspondent at 'i', Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector of Ofsted, said that providing catch-up would be the work of years. Asked how long schools would…

Covid mental health crisis

3 February 2021

Mental health support for children and adolescents is falling short, with young people waiting months to access help. As Georgina Bailey reports in, mental health provision must be a major part of…

Pupil motivation is waning, reports Ofsted

30 January 2021

Although remote education is helping to plug the learning gap during the COVID-19 pandemic, pupils’ engagement and motivation remain significant challenges for schools and parents, according to a new report. Published today, Ofsted’s…

Cameras on or off for remote learning?

22 January 2021

Carmel Glassbrook, Professionals Online Safety Helpline Practitioner at the South West Grid for Learning, has written a thought-provoking article about whether webcams should be on or off during remote lessons.  "At…

Blog: Remote live lessons are not always best!

16 January 2021

Mike Fleetham from the Thinking Classroom has written a really useful and informative blog about remote education entitled, Why You Should Not Teach Live Lessons. He references Puentadura's SAMR model and suggests…