Podcast: Heads' confusion over Covid rules in last week

The Tes news team unpick DfE Covid guidance for the final week of the school year when bubbles will be relaxed

Tes News podcast 16/7/21: Headteachers' confusion over school Covid rules, and GCSE and A-level appeals

Join the Tes news team as we flick through the latest Department for Education Covid guidance for schools for the last week of term, when the requirement for bubbles will be dropped.

We consider whether headteachers have been “hung out to dry” and whether they will be at loggerheads with parents if they continue to enforce bubbles rules.

We also consider a union’s warning that there could be a “huge number of appeals” over GCSE and A-level grades this summer and how that could affect teachers' holidays. 

And we talk about how geography teachers are feeling “gutted and screwed” by DfE plans to make certain topics optional halfway through the course, which could disadvantage those students who have already covered them.

Finally, the team looks at the 26 per cent rebate on exam fees being offered by exam board AQA and discusses why school leaders have described it as  “unacceptable”.

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Dave Speck

Dave Speck is a reporter at Tes

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