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The Week Schools Guide: The best of the best
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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?
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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
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
How 100,000 ‘lost children’ disappeared from UK school system
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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

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‘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
‘Theresa May is reborn after a painful political death’
Theresa May
Instant Opinion

‘Theresa May is reborn after a painful political death’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
10 Jun 2021
‘Vaccine passports are heading from unthinkable to unstoppable’
Boris Johnson
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‘Vaccine passports are heading from unthinkable to unstoppable’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 Apr 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 best prep schools of 2021
Guildford High Junior School
In Depth

The best prep schools of 2021

Emma Lee-Potter and Janita Clamp consult education experts, teachers, parents and pupils to discover the best of the best
15 Mar 2021
How schools can support children’s mental health
Children at Epsom College
In Depth

How schools can support children’s mental health

The best have helped their students to build resilience during the challenges of the past year
10 Mar 2021
The International Baccalaureate explained
Sevenoaks School
Getting to grips with . . .

The International Baccalaureate explained

Around 4,500 UK students take the IB Diploma in the sixth form every year. But what are its advantages and how does it compare to A levels?
10 Mar 2021
Will false-positive Covid tests slash school attendance?
A student uses a lateral flow test under the supervision of a staff member.
Why we’re talking about . . .

Will false-positive Covid tests slash school attendance?

Experts fear that thousands of uninfected pupils may be sent home as a result of inaccurate lateral flow testing
9 Mar 2021
Why reopening schools may spell end of R-rate tracking
A pupil uses a lateral flow test on her return to school today
Getting to grips with . . .

Why reopening schools may spell end of R-rate tracking

Uptick in Covid infections expected as children head back to classrooms
8 Mar 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
5 Mar 2021
Everything we know about schools reopening
School children wearing face masks on their return to classrooms in Scotland
Getting to grips with . . .

Everything we know about schools reopening

School leaders have raised concerns that implementing mass testing before students return on 8 March may be impossible - but England’s deputy chief me…
25 Feb 2021
‘To ensure this lockdown is the last one, we should not make the same mistake twice’
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Instant Opinion

‘To ensure this lockdown is the last one, we should not make the same mistake twice’

<p>Your digest of the best columns,&nbsp;analysis and commentary from the British and international press</p>
23 Feb 2021
Pubs ‘to stay shut until May’ under three-stage lockdown easing plan
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Pubs ‘to stay shut until May’ under three-stage lockdown easing plan

Hospitality bosses prepare for further misery as new data shows sector lost £200m a day in 2020
28 Jan 2021
Portugal bans remote learning for private schools
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Stranger than fiction

Portugal bans remote learning for private schools

Expat children unable to learn from home after criticism of state school online teaching
27 Jan 2021
When will the UK’s schools reopen?
A child takes part in teaching at home on a laptop.
Behind the scenes

When will the UK’s schools reopen?

Tory MPs threaten to revolt over plans to keep pupils at home until May
25 Jan 2021
‘What’s as scary as Covid? The fact our leaders still have no plan to control it’
Boris Johnson visits a vaccination centre.
Instant Opinion

‘What’s as scary as Covid? The fact our leaders still have no plan to control it’

<p>Your digest of the best columns,&nbsp;analysis and commentary from the British and international press</p>
13 Jan 2021
Three ways lockdown could get stricter
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Behind the scenes

Three ways lockdown could get stricter

<p>Boris Johnson’s top Covid team are calling for tighter lockdown rules amid warnings that the current restrictions are not being followed strictly e…
12 Jan 2021
‘If Boris Johnson cared about schools, he’d already have sacked Gavin Williamson’
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‘If Boris Johnson cared about schools, he’d already have sacked Gavin Williamson’

<p>Your digest of the best columns,&nbsp;analysis and commentary from the British and international press</p>
6 Jan 2021
A timeline of the U-turn on school closures
Gavin Williamson arrives at 10 Downing Street.
Behind the scenes

A timeline of the U-turn on school closures

Boris Johnson rules out return to classrooms just 24 hours after insisting reopening was safe
5 Jan 2021
‘Ministers fear £6bn cost of Rashford hat-trick’
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In Depth

‘Ministers fear £6bn cost of Rashford hat-trick’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
22 Dec 2020
‘Inoffensive and not bitter’ Joe Biden beer is launched
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‘Inoffensive and not bitter’ Joe Biden beer is launched

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Nov 2020
Schools do not spread Covid-19, multiple studies find
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In Brief

Schools do not spread Covid-19, multiple studies find

Reports from Germany, Norway and the WHO conclude schoolchildren are not vector of infection
21 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Labour ‘needs to be braver’ to win Britain
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Labour ‘needs to be braver’ to win Britain

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 30 September
30 Sep 2020
Coronavirus: will UK schools have to close again?
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In Brief

Coronavirus: will UK schools have to close again?

Thousands of teachers are self-isolating - but the government is determined not to order new closures
17 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: who is ‘the best PM we never had’?
Jeremy Corbyn
In Depth

Instant Opinion: who is ‘the best PM we never had’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 2 September
2 Sep 2020
Has lost school time set the timer on a second exam scandal?
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In Depth

Has lost school time set the timer on a second exam scandal?

Education secretary mulling 2021 exams delay amid warnings that pandemic has boosted inequality
1 Sep 2020
How schools will be different when they reopen
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In Depth

How schools will be different when they reopen

Increased hygiene measures and staggered starting times to become the new normal
28 Aug 2020
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