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Tes - 19 March 2021

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Tes' 10 questions: Matt Hood, principal of national online learning school Oak National Academy

10 questions with…Matt Hood

The principal of Oak National Academy talks to Tes about his most memorable teacher, the difficulties he experienced as a gay student in an all-boys secondary and the organisational confusion he...

8 min read 19 Mar 2021
Covid: 10 earth-shattering events in education over the past year

Covid closures: 10 days that shook the education world

With the anniversary of the first Covid lockdown now upon us, Dan Worth takes a look back at the earth-shattering events that marked a year of unprecedented upheaval for the nation’s teachers, staff...

6 min read 19 Mar 2021
Covid and schools: The impact of the pandemic on education in numbers

Covid by numbers: how schools have borne the brunt

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the education world hard, affecting learning for millions of pupils and the working lives of virtually all teaching staff. These statistics are a stark illustration of...

1 min read 19 Mar 2021
Covid and schools: The resilience of teachers, school staff and pupils who kept going into schools during lockdown
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Keep calm and carry on: staff in school during lockdown

While many people involved with schools stayed at home as the pandemic raged, those students and staff who remained in schools had to overcome their anxieties and adjust to new ways of working. But a...

7 min read 19 Mar 2021
Online learning: The legacy of remote teaching and learning during Covid school closures
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Covid closures: how teachers adapted to working remotely

During the first lockdown, teachers had to pull remote learning solutions out of a hat, says Mark Enser. But, while it’s clear that no amount of digital wizardry can replicate the magic of the...

8 min read 19 Mar 2021
Covid: With the relentless pressure, there has been no 'off' switch for school leaders, writes Vic Goddard
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Covid: There’s been no ‘off’ switch for school leaders

The pandemic has taken its toll on school leaders, who have frequently been left to fill in the yawning gaps left by a government they no longer trust, says Vic Goddard

4 min read 19 Mar 2021
Covid catch-up: Is the phrase 'lost learning' helpful for schools?

Is it helpful to talk about ‘lost learning’?

Politicians say students need to catch up on ‘lost learning’ after months of disruption to schools. Tes asks six educationalists whether it is a useful expression to sum up the impact of the Covid-19...

7 min read 19 Mar 2021
Covid and schools: How online learning during the pandemic has opened up possibilities for future SEND support

Covid has opened teachers’ eyes to SEND possibilities

While many children with additional needs have found the past year challenging, for some, the flexibility of remote learning has proved beneficial and should not simply be ditched when we get back to...

3 min read 19 Mar 2021
Covid: 'Catch-up' is not in our alternative provision school's vocabulary, says this headteacher

‘Catch-up’ is not in our AP school’s vocabulary

Children in alternative provision, who may already have missed some schooling, do not need to be told that they have lost another year because of the coronavirus, says Leanne Forde-Nassey

3 min read 19 Mar 2021
Covid and schools: What impact has the pandemic had on the mental health of teachers?

What toll has Covid taken on teachers' mental health?

How have those who work in education coped during the Covid pandemic? Researchers Kathryn Asbury and Lisa Kim recorded teachers’ experiences over the past year, including how staff dealt with the huge...

7 min read 19 Mar 2021
GCSEs and A levels: Is Covid the chance to get rid of exams for good?
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Covid: Should we get rid of exams for good?

The cancellation of GCSE and A-level exams during the coronavirus pandemic was controversial, but it has also led many educators to question whether such exams are an outdated form of assessment. Two...

6 min read 19 Mar 2021
Covid and schools: Why behaviour buy-in beats laying down the law

Behaviour: Why buy-in beats laying down the law

The Covid ‘stay at home’ rule has worked because most people have believed in it – and the same should apply for school behaviour rules, says Jarlath O’Brien

4 min read 19 Mar 2021
Covid: How schools can support NQTs who had their teacher training disrupted

How schools can support ‘class of Covid’ NQTs

While trainee teachers have been denied precious classroom time in the pandemic, they may have acquired valuable extra skills and insight, trainers tell Grainne Hallahan, as they suggest ways in which...

6 min read 19 Mar 2021
Why FE colleges will come out of Covid stronger

Why our colleges will come out of Covid stronger

FE responded to the pandemic in hugely innovative ways – and the giant strides made in terms of the use of technology, flexibility of learning and collaboration between colleges have set the sector up...

6 min read 19 Mar 2021
Covid and schools: The resilience of teachers, school staff and pupils who kept going into schools during lockdown
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Keep calm and carry on: staff in school during lockdown

While many people involved with schools stayed at home as the pandemic raged, those students and staff who remained in schools had to overcome their anxieties and adjust to new ways of working. But a...

7 min read 19 Mar 2021
Online learning: The legacy of remote teaching and learning during Covid school closures
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Covid closures: how teachers adapted to working remotely

During the first lockdown, teachers had to pull remote learning solutions out of a hat, says Mark Enser. But, while it’s clear that no amount of digital wizardry can replicate the magic of the...

8 min read 19 Mar 2021
Covid: With the relentless pressure, there has been no 'off' switch for school leaders, writes Vic Goddard
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Covid: There’s been no ‘off’ switch for school leaders

The pandemic has taken its toll on school leaders, who have frequently been left to fill in the yawning gaps left by a government they no longer trust, says Vic Goddard

4 min read 19 Mar 2021
GCSEs and A levels: Is Covid the chance to get rid of exams for good?
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Covid: Should we get rid of exams for good?

The cancellation of GCSE and A-level exams during the coronavirus pandemic was controversial, but it has also led many educators to question whether such exams are an outdated form of assessment. Two...

6 min read 19 Mar 2021