Education

Schools want 75% rebate on this summer’s exam fees

“Although we’re a not-for-profit organisation, we need to cover the costs involved in helping students to progress to their next phase and we’re investing substantial resources in IT systems, delivering assessment materials and guidance, in online training sessions, and in running quality-assurance checks. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-57470281

Education

Covid: Pupils fell behind again in second lockdown

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: “This research provides further stark evidence of the very severe extent of learning loss among pupils as a result of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the particularly severe impact on disadvantaged children. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-57357663

Education

What students really want from school catch-up

Apart from the wider stresses of the pandemic on their families, in school they’ve faced a constant drip-feed of uncertainty about exams, they’ve been in and out of school, masks on, masks off, they’ve been cut off from friends and seen big milestones like proms cancelled. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-57246697

Education

Stonewall boss defends new strategy amid criticism

“With all beliefs including controversial beliefs there is a right to express those beliefs publicly and where they’re harmful or damaging – whether it’s anti-Semitic beliefs, gender critical beliefs, beliefs about disability – we have legal systems that are put in place for people who are harmed by that.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57281448

Education

University tuition fees: ‘We’re paying for something we’re not getting’

Students have said it is unfair their £7,500-a-year university course has been mostly taught online because of the pandemic. In-person activities for their masters degrees in screen performance and communications techniques at the University of Bedfordshire have not yet resumed. Niamh Ray said: “We’re paying for something that we’re not getting. It’s affecting our ambitions, […]