The Department for Education (DfE) has published updated guidance advising schools on how they can reopen to all pupils in September. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.
The Times reports teachers are expected to be told to maintain high-quality online lessons in the event of future local lockdowns closing schools. By Nicola Woolcock.
Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, has warned running exams this autumn would be a "logistical nightmare", amid confusion over who will be expected to cover the costs of exam fees. By Will Hazell, iNews. An article in Schools Week summarises Ofqual's proposals for next year's exam series. By John Dickens.
The House of Commons Education Select Committee has been told families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have been "utterly abandoned" during school closures. By Hannah Richardson and Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.
The Sutton Trust has warned of the "serious effects" nursery closures will have on young children, as figures show 34 per cent of providers in deprived areas believe it is unlikely they will still be running next year. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.
The Telegraph reports some schools are refusing to admit new reception pupils amid concerns the coronavirus disruption has left them insufficiently prepared to start school this year. By Camilla Turner.
According to updated guidance for out-of-school settings, providers will be able to run summer clubs and other community activities during the summer holidays, with a cap of 15 children per group. Schools Week.