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.
No fieldwork will bake in ‘lost learning’ for GCSE and A level pupils, says charity
Plans to scrap fieldwork for GCSEs and A levels for another year will leave pupils "baked in" to a cycle of lost learning, a charity has warned.
Ofqual's proposals to lift the mandatory requirement for fieldwork in subjects such as GCSE and A level geography to cover the 2022 summer exams were "out of kilter" with national educational recovery efforts and would risk irrevocable damage to the outdoor education sector, the Field Studies Council warned.
“Ofqual’s proposal is out of kilter with the national recovery, the government’s aim to make the route out of lockdown irreversible, the urgent need to help learners catch up and public health guidance on the importance of fresh air,” chief executive Mark Castle said.
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Is the Covid surge in ITT applications over?
The surge in teacher training applications during the Covid pandemic may now be over as the job market "bounces back", analysts say.
The Department for Education described a “huge surge” in applications last year as the pandemic took hold, yet the average number of new applicants seeking to join ITT (initial teacher training) courses per day has been at 2018-19 levels for the past two months, according to analysis of data from Ucas (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
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Tag you're it
An exclusive Tes survey has revealed that the vast majority of teachers have had problems grading GCSEs and A levels this year.
In a survey of over 2,800 teachers, 94 per cent reported they had had problems with the process, with many raising concerns over the fairness and consistency of grades this year.
The survey also revealed that two-thirds of teachers had lost at least a week of their own time for the grading process, with 8 in 10 teachers describing the workload involved as “too much”.
A safer future?
Yesterday was dominated by the revelations that around nine in ten female pupils experience sexual harassment at school, according to a review by the schools watchdog Ofsted.
Now the problem has been set out, it's now time to hear what's going to be done about it. Ofsted has suggested that heads assume there is a problem in their school and work to tackle the culture that allows it, and that government ensures the forthcoming online harms legislation helps to create a safer digital environment for young people - also advocated by the NSPCC.
Meanwhile the DfE has said schools should dedicate an inset day to staff training on the issue - will this be enough?
You can catch-up with all of yesterday's news here.