Homeschooling Numbers Rise by 75%

According to research, within the first eight months of the current school year the number of children being registered for homeschooling rose in the UK by 75%, with the main reason being due to anxiety around Covid. The Department for Education says it supports parents that are homeschooling and it plans to launch a registration…

Why Some Teachers Are Happy With Hybrid Teaching

Since the pandemic, many teachers have naturally moved into a hybrid teaching and blended learning model. Whilst some may still prefer more traditional methods, others have fully embraced the new approach. For many it has become second nature to use a mixture of online learning resources with homeschoolers, and face-to-face teaching with those in school….

Why Teachers Fear Relaxing Covid Rules

With lockdown rules relaxing in the UK this month, some teachers are concerned that this will discourage students from following Covid safety rules. Teachers’ leaders have warned that a potential third wave of Coronavirus cases could threaten schools after Easter unless strict safety measures remain in place. The NASUWT teachers’ union have suggested that the government…

Will Online Exams Become a Reality?

Since the dependency of online learning due to Covid, some are predicting that it could lead to the transitioning of paper to online exams much sooner than expected. The Department for Education (DfE) has suggested that a shift in attitude towards digital GCSEs has occurred due to the cancellation of summer exams. Sources close to…

Are Face Masks in Classrooms a Help or a Hindrance?

With UK schools opening up this week after months of online learning, there has been some debate over whether students should be required to wear face masks in class or not. The government has recommended that secondary school pupils should wear masks for a temporary period of time until further assessments can be made. However,…

Summer Schools Planned to Help Schools Catch-Up

With months of missed face-to-face teaching due to Covid, secondary schools in England may be asked to consider summer schools in order to help students make up for lost time. The government plans to provide extra funding to facilitate catch-up projects that will ensure “no child is left behind”. Teachers and unions agree that the…

Why Teachers Fear Mass Covid Testing in UK Schools

Many teachers have raised concerns that the government’s plan to mass test secondary schools will be a “nightmare” as it may fail to catch asymptomatic carriers of the virus and will also give students a “false sense of security”. With schools confirmed to reopen from the 8th March, millions of students are expected to take…