Private school education may damage students’ social and emotional development, study suggests

Privately educated students are more likely to experience bullying, start drinking earlier and take more risks than their state school counterparts, a new study...

Children show increase in mental health difficulties over COVID-19 lockdown

Parents/carers of children aged 4-10 years of age reported that over a one-month period in lockdown, they saw increases in their child’s emotional difficulties,...

Tameside schools advised to prepare for 22 June wider opening

Tameside  schools have been advised to prepare for their wider opening on 22 June following positive indications on coronavirus risks. Tameside Council Director of Population...

Marcus Rashford 1-0 Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson's government has U-turned on providing school meals to children over the summer after Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford's repeated calls. An...

Manchester to provide ‘game-changing’ post-lockdown summer activities for all children and young people

After months now in lockdown, children and young people in Manchester are set to benefit from a summer-long programme of activities to help get...

Children doing just 2½ hours’ schoolwork a day on average

Children locked down at home in the UK spend an average of 2.5 hours each day doing schoolwork, new research by UCL Institute of...

Nurseries forced to support families in poverty through coronavirus crisis, research shows

Nursery staff are having to provide food and help families with benefit claims as the coronavirus pandemic impacts parents with young children, according to...

Teacher’s Union outlines proposals for 10 point Education Recovery Plan

The largest teachers union has today written to the Prime Minister outlining its proposals for a National Education Recovery Plan. The National Education Union's (NEU) 10-point...

Disadvantaged pupils could be unfairly penalised by coronavirus predicted grades, expert warns

This year’s system of using predicted grades to award A-level and GCSE results should be closely monitored to ensure it doesn’t unfairly penalise disadvantaged...

Deeply worrying that schools will not reopen until September says Children’s Commission

The Children's Commissioner Anne Longfield has expressed her concerns this morning on the news that schools will continue to reopen until at least September. She...