Podcast: Staggered starts and mass testing next term

The Tes news team discuss a 'chaotic' end of term and look back at an extraordinary year
18th December 2020, 4:54pm

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Podcast: Staggered starts and mass testing next term

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Podcast Dec 18 2020

Join the Tes news team as we discuss the Department for Education's last-minute announcement that most secondary students will begin school online next term.

And we look at the logistics for schools in carrying out mass testing at the start of next term - also announced by the DfE at the last minute.

We also discuss our investigation that unearthed emails that show the DfE knew there was a storm brewing over A-level grading on the morning of results day - despite education secretary Gavin Williamson saying he only became aware of "unfairnesses in the grading system" over the following weekend.

Finally, we look back at some of the top stories from what has been a momentous year.

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