Podcast: Plan B for GCSEs and new school Covid guidance

In the latest podcast, the Tes news team talk about students being unable to sit GCSEs and teachers vulnerable to Covid
6th November 2020, 5:45pm

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Podcast: Plan B for GCSEs and new school Covid guidance

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Tes Podcast 6 November: Coronavirus Guidance For Schools & A Plan B For Gcses

Join the Tes news team as we discuss the biggest news in education this week, including the GCSE "benchmark tests" being considered as a plan B in case students can't sit next year's exams, and how teacher judgements could have a key role in how grades are awarded. 

We also talk about the new Covid safety guidance for schools issued this week, which says pupils should wear masks in communal areas but does not include a plan for rotas, while stating that extremely clinically vulnerable teachers should work from home. 

We also look look at another Department for Education delay - this time in providing wellbeing support for schools during the pandemic, as the Wellbeing for Education Return programme arrives in schools half-a-term late.

And we look ahead to the meeting on schools safety between teaching union leaders and government scientists next week, and consider what questions they'll be asking.  

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