Children should be taught ‘the good and bad about history’, says Gavin Williamson

Children should be taught ‘the good and bad about history’, the Education Secretary said today, as he insisted we should be ‘very proud’ of Britain’s past.  Gavin Williamson has indicated he would be ‘incredibly interested’ in making sure the country’s history curriculum is ‘reflective’ of Britain’s diverse population. He told the Sunday Telegraph: ‘It is really … Read more Children should be taught ‘the good and bad about history’, says Gavin Williamson

Ministers confirm plans for major shake-up of university admissions

Students will be offered places based on their actual A-Level results rather than ‘unfair and inaccurate’ predicted grades, ministers confirm Gavin Williamson announced plans reform for university admissions system Students may only receive offers once they have been given their final grades Hopes to ‘remove unfairness’ some groups face of inaccurate predicted grades Post-qualifications admissions … Read more Ministers confirm plans for major shake-up of university admissions

GCS-easy? Exam grade boundaries should be lowered to compensate for the pandemic, Ofqual says

GCS-easy? Exam grade boundaries should be lowered next year to compensate for effects of the pandemic, Ofqual says Ofqual is urging Government to ensure that exams are ‘less daunting’ in 2021  Chief regulator Dame Glenys Stacey has written letter to Education Secretary  Argues that pandemic is impacting learning so exams should be more lenient By … Read more GCS-easy? Exam grade boundaries should be lowered to compensate for the pandemic, Ofqual says

Scottish students could be stuck in university halls over Christmas if coronavirus not under control

Scottish students face a ‘realistic possibility’ that they may not be allowed to return home over Christmas if coronavirus is not ‘contained’ , Scotland’s Education Secretary has warned.  John Swinney said there is a ‘realistic possibility’ that university students could be asked to stay in halls or other university accommodation at Christmas. However, he stressed … Read more Scottish students could be stuck in university halls over Christmas if coronavirus not under control

Government plans to force universities into two week lockdown will INCREASE infections, experts warn

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, above, last month revealed the proposal to lockdown students for two weeks (file photo) Government plans to get students home for Christmas by forcing universities into a two-week lockdown in December will increase Covid-19 infections, experts have warned. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson last month revealed the proposal to self-isolate students between … Read more Government plans to force universities into two week lockdown will INCREASE infections, experts warn

Universities are facing two week Covid-19 lockdown before end of term in December

Plan to save Covid students’ Christmas: Universities are facing two week lockdown before end of term in December under government proposals to get students home for festive season Gavin Williamson last month revealed plan to self-isolate students for two weeks Universities’ minister expected to hold talks today to raise support for proposal It comes after … Read more Universities are facing two week Covid-19 lockdown before end of term in December

Man Utd ace Marcus Rashford makes new food poverty plea in bid to force Government to take action

Manchester United and England star Marcus Rashford makes new child food poverty plea as he calls on public to sign his petition in a bid to force the Government to take action England and Man United star will renew his fight against child food poverty Marcus Rashford was disappointed by Government’s reply to his plea for … Read more Man Utd ace Marcus Rashford makes new food poverty plea in bid to force Government to take action

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson confirms GCSE and A-Level exams WILL go ahead next summer

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson confirms GCSE and A-Level exams WILL go ahead but be delayed by three weeks next summer amid fears over lost class time for pupils By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 12:56 BST, 12 October 2020 | Updated: 15:28 BST, 12 October 2020 Most A-level and GCSE exams in England … Read more Education Secretary Gavin Williamson confirms GCSE and A-Level exams WILL go ahead next summer

How Gladys Berejiklian could become the THIRD Liberal premier in NSW to be brought down by ICAC

How Gladys Berejiklian is likely to be the THIRD premier to fall victim to anti-corruption probes – as she’s caught on tape with disgraced former MP lover The Independent Commission Against Corruption was established by in 1988  Nick Greiner, the premier who set it up, was brought down in 1992 over job offer Barry O’Farrell … Read more How Gladys Berejiklian could become the THIRD Liberal premier in NSW to be brought down by ICAC

Education Secretary: Universities face funding cuts if they don’t adopt anti-Semitism definition

Universities must adopt internationally recognised definition of anti-Semitism by Christmas or face funding cuts, warns Education Secretary Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson hits out at low rate of unis adopting anti-Semitism definition Mr Williamson said it was ‘frankly disturbing that so many are dragging their feet’ Education Secretary said embracing statement is ‘morally the right thing … Read more Education Secretary: Universities face funding cuts if they don’t adopt anti-Semitism definition

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford deeply disappointed with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford deeply disappointed with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson’s response to plea to tackle child poverty Marcus Rashford is disappointed with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson Details of a letter from Williamson to Rashford are to be revealed on Saturday  United striker Rashford feels lack of empathy in his quest to tackle child … Read more Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford deeply disappointed with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson

Coronavirus: Pupils sent home from school across UK amid outbreaks

Hundreds of pupils across the UK were self-isolating yesterday after a string of Covid-19 outbreaks in schools. Some schools were forced to close entirely but Education Secretary Gavin Williamson insisted the Government is ‘very much’ in control of the safe return of students. Dozens of schools across England and Wales reported cases of the virus, … Read more Coronavirus: Pupils sent home from school across UK amid outbreaks

Ofqual chief says adopting results algorithm was a ‘fundamental mistake’

The chairman of Ofqual today claimed Gavin Williamson was urged not to cancel exams and the A-level results debacle had ‘rapidly’ got out of control under the leadership of the Education Secretary.  Roger Taylor told the Education Select Committee that earlier this year the regulator had made clear to Mr Williamson that it believed the … Read more Ofqual chief says adopting results algorithm was a ‘fundamental mistake’