MPs warn about bias in predicted results for pupils in England | Education

“Well-heeled and sharp-elbowed” families are most likely to benefit from complaining over this year’s GCSE and…

Headteachers across England call for exams to be cut back next year | Education

Thousands of headteachers across England are demanding that exams are cut back next year amid fears…

Lib Dems accuse Tories of ‘stealing’ pupil premium policy | Education

Michael Gove has reopened old wounds from the coalition government by claiming one of his proudest…

One school, 25 bereavements: Essex head fears emotional impact of Covid-19 | Education

Vic Goddard is trying not to cry. The headteacher of Passmores academy in Harlow and star…

Back to school: what can pupils in England expect from September? | Education

After months of disruption, the government has said it will be compulsory for all pupils in…

UK coronavirus live: Scotland to relax 2-metre rule but lockdown-easing paused in some towns after outbreaks

Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish towns; getting…

‘Office for talent’ to be set up for scientists who want to work in UK | UK news

Downing Street is to set up a cross-departmental unit called the “office for talent” as a…

If more students choose home over halls, it’s time to celebrate | Steven Jones | Education

The Covid-19 pandemic is causing many young people in the UK to re-evaluate their educational choices.…

UK coronavirus live: government wants to extend Leicester lockdown by two weeks to fight outbreak | Politics

Good morning. I’m Andrew Sparrow, joining the blog for the day. Earlier this morning Times Radio…

Boris Johnson vows to spend big to ‘build UK back to health’ | Politics

Boris Johnson has promised to spend billions of pounds to rescue the economy as he warned…