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Home-working pay cuts, Taiwan and Cinderella
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Home-working pay cuts, Taiwan and Cinderella

Should people who work from home earn 20% less? Is Taiwan at risk of a Chinese invasion? And what does the failure of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest pro…
6 May 2022
Schools, births and children’s appetites
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 30: Pupils at Putney Park School sit down for their lunch on September 30, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)
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Schools, births and children’s appetites

Do private schools make pupils happier? Is the NHS still failing British mothers? And when do we learn to be carnivores?
15 Apr 2022
The best of the best prep schools
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In Focus

The best of the best prep schools

We proudly present our highly acclaimed guide to the UK’s leading prep and junior schools
9 Mar 2022
How to choose the best school for your child
Pupils at Alleyn’s School in south-east London
Expert’s view

How to choose the best school for your child

Finding the right school can be a nerve-racking process but the heads of four leading schools have plenty of wise advice
9 Mar 2022
The Week Independent Schools Guide
The Week Independent Schools Guide
In Depth

The Week Independent Schools Guide

Our experts choose the best of the best
6 Mar 2022
Are UK classrooms a new political battleground?
Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi
In Brief

Are UK classrooms a new political battleground?

Government has issued new guidance on political neutrality in schools
25 Feb 2022
Pros and cons of minimum grades for student loans
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Pros and cons

Pros and cons of minimum grades for student loans

The new proposals could price disadvantaged pupils out of higher education, warn education experts
24 Feb 2022

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A history of the Trojan Horse scandal
Michael Gove was education secretary at the time of the scandal
In Focus

A history of the Trojan Horse scandal

Hoax letter sparked investigation into alleged conspiracy to Islamise schools across UK
17 Feb 2022
Will Covid in schools hold back the recovery?
Schoolchildren
Today’s big question

Will Covid in schools hold back the recovery?

Rising case numbers in children and people aged 65 and over could lead to more hospitalisations
27 Jan 2022
Pig hearts, student feedback and own goals
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Podcast

Pig hearts, student feedback and own goals

Should we be breeding more porcine organ donors? Will students lose the right to rate their university lecturers? And will football ever really come h…
14 Jan 2022
Will Omicron force schools to close again?
Pupils returning to school after the third lockdown
Behind the scenes

Will Omicron force schools to close again?

Staff and pupil absences already causing ‘chaos’, headteachers and unions warn
14 Dec 2021
Why university staff are striking nationwide
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Getting to grips with . . .

Why university staff are striking nationwide

Three-day walkout set to affect 1m students across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
2 Dec 2021
Kathleen Stock resigns: the ‘hounding’ of an academic on the front line of transgender rights debate
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In Brief

Kathleen Stock resigns: the ‘hounding’ of an academic on the front line of transgender rights debate

Sussex University students claim ‘trans and non-binary students are safer and happier for it’
4 Nov 2021
Why ministers are facing scrutiny over ‘haphazard’ teen vaccination campaign
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In Depth

Why ministers are facing scrutiny over ‘haphazard’ teen vaccination campaign

England’s Covid jab programme for 12 to 15-year-olds has fallen behind Scotland’s
11 Oct 2021
The top 20 universities in the UK
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In Brief

The top 20 universities in the UK

Oxford University ousted from top spot for the first time
17 Sep 2021
The Week Schools Guide: The best of the best
Oakham School in Rutland is one of the UK’s most forward-thinking
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The Week Schools Guide: The best of the best

We proudly present our highly acclaimed guide to the UK’s leading independent senior schools. Education experts Emma Lee-Potter and Janita Clamp have …
10 Sep 2021
The Week Independent Schools Guide
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In Depth

The Week Independent Schools Guide

Our experts choose the best of the best
10 Sep 2021
The Week Schools Guide: Lessons from the pandemic
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Expert’s view

The Week Schools Guide: Lessons from the pandemic

Real-time, face-to-face teaching and learning are irreplaceable, says Magnus Bashaarat, head of Bedales
9 Sep 2021
The Duke of Edinburgh Award: building confidence and resilience
Students from Bolton School Girls’s Division on a Duke of Edinburgh expedition
Why we’re talking about . . .

The Duke of Edinburgh Award: building confidence and resilience

Confidence, independence and teamworking skills are just some of the benefits young people gain from doing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Dorothy Lepk…
9 Sep 2021
Will Covid disrupt schools this year?
School pupils in Scotland
In Depth

Will Covid disrupt schools this year?

Lessons could be delayed by at least a week to allow all pupils to be fully tested
26 Aug 2021
Top marks at A level
Students receive their A-level results
Why we’re talking about . . .

Top marks at A level

Record results caused problems for universities and raised questions about inequalities
20 Aug 2021
Are too many people going to university in the UK?
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Today’s big question

Are too many people going to university in the UK?

Ministers urge school-leavers to consider alternative paths
12 Aug 2021
School Covid rates during third wave far lower than last year, study finds
Children sit at socially distanced desks at Harris Academy, London
The latest on . . .

School Covid rates during third wave far lower than last year, study finds

Only 0.42% of secondary students tested positive in June
12 Aug 2021
Gavin Williamson ‘wetting himself’ amid A-level results row
Gavin Williamson
Behind the scenes

Gavin Williamson ‘wetting himself’ amid A-level results row

Boris Johnson reportedly lining up replacement for beleaguered education minister
11 Aug 2021
Will the UK have a second year of A-level results chaos?
Exam results
Getting to grips with . . .

Will the UK have a second year of A-level results chaos?

A grades awarded in almost half of exams amid ‘rampant grade inflation’
10 Aug 2021
Is it time to end Covid isolation for schoolchildren?
School children in masks
Today’s big question

Is it time to end Covid isolation for schoolchildren?

One in 20 state school pupils miss classes on a single day as result of coronavirus policy
29 Jun 2021
How 100,000 ‘lost children’ disappeared from UK school system
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In Brief

How 100,000 ‘lost children’ disappeared from UK school system

Experts warn that vulnerable pupils may be recruited by gangs after failing to return to education post-lockdown
28 Jun 2021
‘Let down and neglected’: the key findings of MPs’ education report
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Between the lines

‘Let down and neglected’: the key findings of MPs’ education report

Commons committee claim ‘white privilege’ contributing to ‘systemic neglect’ of white working-class pupils
22 Jun 2021
The key findings of Ofsted’s survey on sexual harassment in schools
A sign reads 'Girls Should Feel Safe at School' outside a school in Hampstead
Why we’re talking about . . .

The key findings of Ofsted’s survey on sexual harassment in schools

Watchdog says that most girls and half of boys have been sent explicit pictures
10 Jun 2021
Lost learning: does the post-pandemic education plan go far enough?
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Today’s big question

Lost learning: does the post-pandemic education plan go far enough?

Extra £1.4bn added to government education recovery fund – but experts say much more will be needed
2 Jun 2021
Queen’s Speech: what does it mean for UK business?
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Business Briefing

Queen’s Speech: what does it mean for UK business?

Key economic bills include planning system reform and a lifetime skills guarantee
11 May 2021
Why is the government planning to cut arts education funding by 50%?
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In Brief

Why is the government planning to cut arts education funding by 50%?

Proposal described by critics as ‘catastrophic’ and ‘an attack on the future of UK arts’
6 May 2021
What #MeToo will mean for British schools
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Getting to grips with . . .

What #MeToo will mean for British schools

Officials are working with senior police officers and Ofsted to look at the huge number of sexual abuse allegations, which one police chief has called…
29 Mar 2021
The school row over Prophet Mohammed cartoons
Protesters outside Batley Grammar School
Getting to grips with . . .

The school row over Prophet Mohammed cartoons

West Yorkshire school closed and teacher in hiding after protests by angry parents
26 Mar 2021
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