Institutions have been dragging their feet, when it comes to opening up. But there’s evidence of a quiet revolution.
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It’s offered children from all backgrounds a range of enriching experiences during the long summer break.
Robert Halfon: We need to get a handle on home education – and the surge of kids who’ve vanished from the school roll
The Education Select Committee, which I Chair, has published a report on how we can strengthen this type of education.
Robert Halfon: We need more groups like Us for Them, one of the few campaigners for pupils’ rights during lockdown
The last year has been a national disaster for our young people. Never again should we shut our schools.
Robert Halfon: Covid has exacerbated educational inequalities. Schools need more autonomy to level up outcomes.
They should be held accountable for bettering the academic progress of the most deprived students.
Asked who is to “blame” for children falling behind, most parents blame “the pandemic” rather than the Government.
Rehman Chisti: We must not level down the South East in pursuit of levelling up other areas of the country.
Medway, the unitary authority for my constituency of Gillingham and Rainham, is in the top 22 per cent of the most deprived areas for education in England.
The third in a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about schools after Covid.
Robert Halfon: Patriotism is important to people – whatever the liberal elite thinks – and there’s nothing wrong with that
Plus: There must be a national inquiry led by the Department for Education or Ofsted to establish what has gone on in our schools.
That is why Reform is today calling for a new Civil Contingencies Select Committee, dedicated solely to scrutinising government’s resilience capabilities.
The DfE has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at school reopenings. But the perennial problem is communication.
Up against the noisy unions, it’s struggled to convey the safety of schools compared to other environments.
Miriam Cates: Re-opening our schools to all children is vital for their emotional, social and academic development
We must now focus on recovery with a catch-up programme that gives every young person the opportunity to succeed.
Robert Halfon: Let’s extend the school day to help children catch up after Covid – and civil society can step in
Organisations should be invited in, to offer pupils professional mental health support, as well as sports activities and academic catch-up tuition.
Robert Halfon: The levelling-up ladder risks being knocked away by Covid-inspired decisions on education
Children’s opportunities in life will suffer as a result of school closures – and there still hasn’t been much data to explain why they were needed.
U-turn of the year – A Level results and the Government abandoning the Ofqual algorithm for predicted grades
August’s debacle has won this category – although other U-turns are not much further behind.