Podcast: GCSEs 2021 - when will teachers get certainty?

In this week's podcast, the Tes news team discuss Ofsted's favourite subjects, missing DfE Covid guidance and exams

Tes podcast 27/11/20: GCSEs 2021, DfE coronavirus guidance and Ofsted deep dives

Join the Tes news team as we discuss the most popular subjects for deep dives in Ofsted inspections, as revealed by a freedom of information request. 

And we talk about how the inspectorate's current "collaborative and supportive" visits to schools during the Covid pandemic could be "a model for the future – as suggested by shadow education secretary Kate Green.

Meanwhile, exam regulator Ofqual is expected to make an announcement about contingency plans for next year's exams any day now.

And we discuss how "technical problems" at the Department for Education caused confusion for teachers and journalists alike when trying to access updated guidance for schools under the new Covid tiers yesterday. The guidance states that extremely vulnerable teachers can return to school after the current lockdown ends.  

We end on a teachers' guide to student slang. 

 

 

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Dave Speck

Dave Speck is a reporter at Tes

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