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.
Teachers in England deserve £400 'token' for extra exam work, says union
The NEU teaching union says teachers in England deserve to be paid extra for exam grading and moderation work – the same as their counterparts in Scotland.
NEU joint general secretary, Mary Bousted said lots of teachers had spent the bank holiday working on assessments.
She said: “They need some remuneration, which would only ever be a token…If teachers in Scotland are getting £400, then teachers in England absolutely deserve that, too.”
Read the story here.
Concerns over £15m DfE catch-up contract
Last month Tes revealed that the government's budget for school Covid catch-up resources had more than trebled, to a maximum of £15 million.
Now ministers have been warned that the "quality" of the content created for teachers is at risk from a government tendering process that may "discriminate" against some suppliers.
The DfE has also been criticised for not including "impact and improved outcomes" as a key performance indicator for the multi-million pound project.
Read the full story here.
Don’t risk all our progress, government told
As new statistics revealed that the number of pupils self-isolating doubled in a week, a headteacher leader urged the government to not rush into scrapping Covid regulations too soon.
Commenting on the figures showing that 46,900 pupils were self-isolating last week, NAHT general secretary Paul Whiteman warned the government that care must be taken to not rush while lifting Covid restrictions and risk all the progress made.
In particular, he made the point that face covering requirements should not be scrapped without sound scientific evidence.
Read more here.
What will the covid catch up summer schools look like?
The deadline for expressing interest in running a summer school is looming, but how are schools planning on running them?
Funding has been made available by the Department for Education, and schools must provide a mixture of academic and enrichment activities. But the actual organisation of the summer schools is being left up to leaders to decide.
We speak to three school leaders in mainstream and AP schools about their plans.
Read more here.
Pupil absences from Covid-19 nearly double in a week
Pupil absences because of a potential contact with a coronavirus case have almost doubled in a week.
Data from the Department for Education shows that 46,900 pupils were off school last Thursday because they may have come into contact with a Covid-19 case in school, up from 25,200 on Thursday April 22.
And the number of pupils isolating because of a suspected case increased by nearly 5,000, from 6,800 to 11,600 over the same period, although the number of pupils with a confirmed coronavirus case rose from 2,400 to 2,700.
Read more here.
What does Ofsted think of language teaching in primary school?
Ofsted's focus on the way specific subjects are being taught is continuing with the inspectorate now turning its attention to languages in primary school.
The watchdog has produced a new blog on its view of the strengths and weaknesses of languages teaching following a series of special subject inspections at outstanding rated schools, which took place before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tes has broken down its key findings.
Read more here.
How teachers can vote on the future of GCSEs
This year's GCSE grades are at the top of the agenda for secondary teachers and schools who have been tasked with producing marks and the evidence to back them up for this summer.
But now teachers are also being invited to influence the future of some of the qualifications, as part of a drive to make the materials pupils learn about more diverse.
The OCR exam board has asked teachers to voting on which texts should be studied, as well as suitable names for the modules covered for English literature GCSE and A-level.
Tes has explored OCR's survey in detail to see what exactly English teachers are being asked to consider.
Exams were again in the news yesterday with the school leaders union ASCL criticising plans for an autumn exam series to be held.
Geoff Barton, the general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders said the plan to run exams in normal conditions in the Autumn will create as many problems as it solves.
It was also announced yesterday that perhaps unsurprisingly Covid rates among secondary school teachers and pupils have dropped significantly compared to results in December before the country went into a full national lockdown.
We'll bring you more news updates throughout the day, and you can catch up on more of yesterday's news here.