Plan to fully reopen primary schools before summer scrapped

Plans to allow all primary school children in England to return to the classroom before the summer holidays have been...

Education secretary uses Danish schools example to fend off union criticism

14 May 2020

Gavin Williamson cites experience of primary schools in Denmark over past month, as unions demand scientific evidence over safety.

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Union tells teachers not to engage with school reopening plans

12 May 2020

Teachers and other school staff have been told to not ‘engage’ with plans for school reopenings next month, with a...

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Clearer guidance needed as PM ‘encourages’ return to work

11 May 2020

Employers want more clarity on when and how their employees should return to work after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address...

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Apprenticeships: training providers’ body to take legal advice over support

27 Apr 2020

AELP lambasts Department for Education over failure to meet Cabinet Office obligation to support all training providers.

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Employers can now refer essential workers for coronavirus tests

24 Apr 2020

Employers of essential workers in England who are self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus can refer them for Covid-19 testing.

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Apprenticeship levy will no longer be used for MBAs

16 Apr 2020

Education secretary sides with critics of levy's use for senior management apprenticeships.

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Key workers list published: children can remain at school

20 Mar 2020

The Department for Education last night published a list of key workers whose children will still receive schooling despite the...

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UK-wide school closures could be imminent

18 Mar 2020

The Prime Minister has said that decisions will be taken “imminently” on school closures in England after devolved parliaments in...

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Budget 2020: Seven things employers may have missed

12 Mar 2020

Given the covid-19 coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement...

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Coronavirus: One in five workers could be off sick at once

3 Mar 2020

As many is one in five staff could be off sick at the same time if the Covid-19 coronavirus takes...

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Huge public sector redundancy payouts revealed despite ‘ban’

24 Feb 2020

Level of payouts far in excess of stated government cap of £95,000.

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University staff begin 14-day strike in long-running pay and pensions dispute

20 Feb 2020

Staff at 74 universities have begun 14 days of strikes, the latest wave of industrial action over changes to pensions...

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Stigma hovers stubbornly over apprenticeships, study finds

4 Feb 2020

There is a disconnect between young people's perceptions of apprenticeships and their aspirations for learning, new research has revealed.

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Crunch time for universities pay and pension disputes

30 Jan 2020

Academics at 74 universities may strike this term after a re-ballot of staff showed strong support for the dispute over the union stance on pensions and pay.

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