Covid-19

Let’s extend the post-16 phase from two years to three

A pilot for a longer learning period after GCSEs is worth considering post-Covid, writes Joe Hallgarten When it comes...

Jess Staufenberg
Joe Hallgarten
Opinion

As we emerge from the pandemic, student enrichment is needed more than ever

To secure better funding for enrichment we need more robust evidence of its impact, writes Eddie Playfair Students’ experience...

Jess Staufenberg
Eddie Playfair
Profiles

‘Civil servants spend too much time in a room with other civil servants’

After four years in the job, Jonathan Slater was unceremoniously sacked as permanent secretary of the Department for Education....

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

The government’s delay to Covid testing for students with training providers is disgraceful

We can ask why Covid testing is delayed for those on work-based learning routes – but there is no...

Jess Staufenberg
Jane Hickie