9 November 2020

A round-up of the latest education news.

Primary and Secondary news

‘Back schools’ by stopping Ofsted and cancelling Sats. Heads also asking DfE for clarity on 2021 GCSEs and A levels, more cash for Covid costs, and transparency on the risk of working in schools. READ MORE.

Schools face cap on tutoring places as officials admit funding only covers 250,000 pupils. READ MORE.

SQA reveals details for 2021 national qualifications: Long-awaited SQA update is published – but it will be 19 November before every subject teacher has details they need. READ MORE.

Using mock exams as ‘back-ups’ could ‘compound’ disadvantage. READ MORE.

Teacher judgement may be key to 2021 GCSEs: Talks on next year's GCSEs and A levels include rank orders of students as a solution to learners missing exams. READ MORE.

Ofqual chief makes case for ‘more generous’ grades in 2021 and beyond. READ MORE.

Teachers disagree with union leadership over closing of schools, new poll reveals. READ MORE.

Coronavirus: Transfer test pupils to be seated in class 'bubbles'. READ MORE.

Covid: Call for 2021 A-Level and GCSE 'clarity'. READ MORE.

GCSEs 2021: ‘Avoid’ teacher-assessed grades, DfE told. READ MORE.

Further Education news

Apprenticeship assessment flexibilities extended. READ MORE.

Eight more T Level qualifications put out to tender. READ MORE.

Higher Education news

University complaints watchdog proposes change which could bring mass Covid compensation claims. READ MORE.