Welcome to your one stop shop for all the latest education news for teachers and everyone else who works in schools or is interested in them.
At Tes the news team publishes many stories a day covering everything from exams to teacher workload, the coronavirus crisis, school funding and the curriculum.
This is your easy way of keeping up – somewhere you can find everything we have covered that day in a single, easy to access, place.
7 key changes Ofsted is making to take account of Covid-19
Ofsted has announced a series of changes to its inspection handbook for schools to allow it to take account of the impact of Covid-19.
The coronavirus is impacting the way the watchdog looks at attendance, curriculum and exam results as well as the way it reaches inspection judgements.
Here is a Tes summary of the main changes it has made to its inspection handbook.
DfE to crack down on 'sexual' and 'sexist' bullying in schools
The government is investing up to £750,000 for a scheme aiming to clamp down on bullying in schools, new documents reveal.
The DfE's "anti-bullying programmes" will address "sexual" or "sexist" bullying and should also help to protect pupils who identify as LGBT, or those who are targeted based on their race or religion, according to contract documents.
The news comes within weeks of the government launching a review into sexual abuse in schools, amid "rape culture" concerns linked to thousands of allegations of peer-to-peer sex abuse received by the Everyone's Invited website.
Read the full story here.
Survey of millions of pupils starts today
Teachers are being asked for their help today in getting pupils to answer The Big Ask survey, which is the biggest-ever consultation of children and young people in England.
It’s been set up by England's children’s commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, who together with footballer Marcus Rashford launches the survey in a YouTube video.
You can read more here
Will teachers fight a 'catch-up' extended school day?
Longer school days are predicted to be part of a 4-year Covid recovery plan due to be unveiled by the prime minister next month.
Is there any chance that this could be a deliberate attempt to provoke a bust-up with teachers' leaders, asks Tes news editor William Stewart. And if there is a battle over the plans will teaching unions really be able to get the huge backing they would need to take national action on the issue?
Read the full analysis here.
And welcome back to school, for the many of you for whom the summer term starts today. We hope you’ve had a lovely Easter break.
The news hasn’t stopped while you’ve been off. So if you’ve chosen to steer completely clear of education headlines over the holidays then this the ideal place to bring yourself up to speed.
Last week’s stories included news that the Department for Education has assessed how much its “stealth” pupil premium funding cut will hit schools, though it won’t release the result.
There was a warning that a failure of schools to observe the required daily act of worship, could be investigated. And parents gave a thumbs down to the idea of an extended school day and shorter holidays.
You can catch-up on the more of last week’s schools news here.