Blogs and Updates
The government announced yesterday that results for GCSEs and A-levels will be determined solely by teachers. They will be assessed using a combination of mock exams, homework, coursework, tests and essays. There is also the option of using assessments set by exam boards. Evidence will be needed to be submitted with the gradings.
With Storm Darcy bringing freezing temperatures and heavy snowfalls, most of the country has experienced some level of snow and ice over the last few days (we even had a light dusting here on the South Coast!). As the cold weather is set to continue for several more days, you may experience staff struggling, or being unable, to get into work.
The Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance (KCSIE) has just been updated to reflect the changes to staff checks following Brexit.
From next week, Primary Schools can carry out Covid testing for staff. We have added more documents to our portal to help you carry out this process smoothly and have provided some guidance below.
We had intended to send this Newsflash to you at the very beginning of the New Year but have held off to give schools a chance to adjust to the latest lockdown. Whilst we appreciate that you are currently focusing on adapting to the Government’s latest announcement, there are some changes you need to make to your application forms now (detailed below).
As the dust settles on the first week of term, and we all concentrate on navigating the latest ‘new normal’ we thought it may assist if we prepared this newsflash, which covers those topics we are being asked about on a regular basis at the moment.