Education

Free school meal vouchers to continue over Easter holidays

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Ministers are responding to fears that children on free school meals could go hungry Teachers’ unions have welcomed a government decision that means families eligible for free school meals (FSM) will continue to receive financial help to buy food over the Easter holidays. Last week ministers said qualifying families could claim […]

Education

Families in lockdown feeling the strain

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Families are having to adjust to spending much more time together We may never forget the coronavirus lockdown. But are we still going to be talking to each other at the end of it? Because apart from worries about the virus, there are likely to be rising tensions in some […]

Education

Teachers to grade students for cancelled exams

Image copyright PA Teachers in England will be asked to assess the grades they think pupils would have achieved in cancelled GCSE and A-level exams. This will be used by exam boards to decide results – along with a ranking by ability of pupils in each subject in a school, also judged by teachers. This […]