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.
Catch-up should cost 'billions', says Collins
Don't ask teachers to do "more for no more" the government's education recovery tsar said today, while speaking at the Schools North East Curriculum Conference.
Sir Kevan Collins also said that the amount of funding dedicated to the Covid catch-up plan should be "in the billions".
Read the full story here.
Give back control
Schools should be given more control over Covid catch-up tutoring, the government's recovery tsar has said.
Sir Kevan Collins said today that he wants to introduce a "third way into tutoring", whereby schools would identify who they want to deliver the support.
Read more here.
Ucas backs post results offers
Students should be allowed to receive offers from universities only once they have received their final grades, the admissions body is expected to say.
Ucas is due to set out its recommendations for reforming the universities' admissions system this week.
Read more here.
Schools "tended to lag behind" last term
Inspectors found that schools "tended to lag behind" on curriculum development in certain subjects when carrying out monitoring visits last term, Ofsted has said today.
And in other comments specific to primaries, the watchdog said that while schools had "rightly prioritised developing the teaching of reading", some parents "needed more guidance than schools provided" for home learning.
Read more here.
New flexi working plan will help retain teachers, says DfE
The DfE is promoting flexible working for teachers in a bid to stop them leaving the profession – and has recruited eight schools and trusts to lead its drive.
The Flexible Working Ambassador Schools (FWAS) will provide advice and support to other schools in their areas; for example, in creating timetables and developing policies to cater for teachers who wish to work part-time.
The £480,000 programme is part of the DfE’s Recruitment and Retention Strategy, launched in 2019, in which it pledged its commitment to support headteachers to adapt to changing workforce demands.
Read the story and list of the 8 schools here
5 reasons teachers don’t want a longer school day
There is a huge opposition among teachers over any idea that the school day should be extended to help pupils “catch up” with learning they have lost during to the pandemic, it has emerged.
The prospect of “lengthening the school day” as part of a “transformative” post-Covid change to education was raised by Gavin Williamson last month.
And sources close to Downing Street have told Tes that there is a desire for “a serious push” on an extended school day next month when Boris Johnson is expected to announce a four-year education recovery plan.
But if that is what the prime minister is going to unveil then it appears that many people working in schools won’t like it.
You can read about the 5 key reasons for their opposition here.
Are ministers coughing up for their catch-up commissioner?
Yesterday we reported a call for Sir Kevan Collins' work as education recovery commissioner to be backed up by 'much larger' government funding levels.
Up to £15 billion will be needed to ensure that pupils catch up on lost learning caused by the pandemic, according to the Education Policy Institute
And Sir Kevan has already made clear to Tes - in February - that he expects the government to cough up more than the £1 billion odd it has already found for catch-up.
So how are things are going two months on? Has he secured the money he wanted yet? Today we will be hearing from the man himself when he speaks at a Schools North East conference on the curriculum. So watch this space.
You can catch up on more of yesterday's schools news here.