Covid Catch-up Tutoring Plans for Schools

The Department for Education (DfE) plans to launch extra tutoring provision to complement the National Tutoring Programme (NTP). The government is upscaling its tutoring offer with £1 billion designated for 100 million hours worth of catch-up support over the next three years. The majority of the investment will go towards the schools themselves, which will then…

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….

Remote Learning Features That Are Here to Stay

Over the years technology has increasingly become a larger part of the schooling system, and the last 12 months has consolidated its existence within the future of education. School closures due to Covid, and the dependency on homeschooling in its place, have introduced teachers to a wealth of technological innovations to use within the classroom,…

Why Some Students Prefer Remote Learning

With students back at school in the UK this month, many are excited to meet up with their friends and dive back into school activities. Some parents are also happy to have the pressures of homeschooling taken off of their hands. However, some students have settled into the rhythms of remote learning and now feel…

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…

Why We Need to Improve Teacher Wellbeing

With the current and ever increasing demands of remote learning, many teachers are on the brink of burnout as they are struggling both mentally and physically. A survey from TES has reported that approximately 62 percent of teachers feel drained and mentally exhausted this term alone, whilst 17 percent feel “physically and mentally on the…

Is There a Solution to Missed Classroom Time?

With multiple issues surrounding the pandemic, missed classroom time is one of the most serious, and it’s affecting the lives of pupils everywhere. Teachers have been asked to put in extra hours to compensate for the months of missed face-to-face teaching as a result of school closures. However, many teachers and parents feel like they…

Why Online Learning is Here to Stay

With the unexpected extension of the global pandemic and the never-ending series of lockdowns, the entire world seems to be irrevocably changed, and the education system isn’t exempt. With teachers and parents struggling to balance work with everyday life, comprehensive remote learning resources are more important than ever. Despite the initial cons and ill-preparation, as…