News podcast: Online exams, tired heads and PM's pledge

The Tes news team discuss the future of GCSEs and A levels, struggling school leaders, and Boris Johnson's education pledge

Amy Gibbons

News podcast

In this week's Tes news podcast we discuss a shift in attitude towards digital GCSEs and A levels, and whether it means the end of pen and paper exams.

We talk through our exclusive investigation, which uncovered the Department for Education's own inclination to move tests online during the Covid crisis – a suggestion that was knocked down by exam boards.

The team also look at concerning survey findings suggesting the supply of school leaders is "at risk of collapse", with less than half saying they would recommend their job as a career goal.

And we dig into Boris Johnson's pledge to make education his "biggest priority"  in the wake the pandemic.

What is this government's record on school spending, and how will their promises pan out?

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Amy Gibbons

Amy Gibbons

Amy Gibbons is a reporter at Tes

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