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A-level and GCSE students may sit exams in public buildings

A-level and GCSE students may sit exams in public buildings

A-level and GCSE students could sit their exams in public buildings next summer if social distancing is required in local communities, Gavin Williamson the Edu [...]

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Pupils could face going to school on Saturdays to catch up on missed lessons

Pupils could face going to school on Saturdays to catch up on missed lessons

Pupils could have to go to school on Saturdays to catch up on missed lessons after the covid lockdown the government revealed yesterday. Education Secretary Ga [...]

Read full article: Pupils could face going to school on Sat...→
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Tory MPs urged to help reveal ‘cover-up’ by the Government over A-level fiasco

Tory MPs urged to help reveal ‘cover-up’ by the Government over A-level fiasco

EXCLUSIVE: Many Tory MPs were furious at the Government’s handling of this year’s A-level results and astonished that Gavin Williamson was not forced to quit

Read full article: Tory MPs urged to help reveal ‘cover-up’...→
Ofqual chief accuses Gavin Williamson of ignoring their advice over grades fiasco

Ofqual chief accuses Gavin Williamson of ignoring their advice over grades fiasco

Roger Taylor, chair Ofqual said he told the Education Secretary in March that axing A-levels and GCSEs should be the “worst-case scenario”

Read full article: Ofqual chief accuses Gavin Williamson of...→
Ofqual 'wanted exams to be socially distanced instead of cancelled'

Ofqual 'wanted exams to be socially distanced instead of cancelled'

Ofqual wanted students to take GCSEs and A-levels in a socially distanced way instead of cancelling exams, the chairman has revealed.  Roger Taylor, chair of t [...]

Read full article: Ofqual 'wanted exams to be socially dist...→
Next year's exams should be delayed, former Ofqual head says

Next year's exams should be delayed, former Ofqual head says

Next year's school leaving exams should be delayed to allow students to catch up from the effects of the lockdown, the former Chief Inspector of Education has [...]

Read full article: Next year's exams should be delayed, for...→
Gavin Williamson determined that exams will go ahead in 2021

Gavin Williamson determined that exams will go ahead in 2021

Gavin Williamson determined that exams will go ahead in 2021 after exam results chaos.

Read full article: Gavin Williamson determined that exams w...→
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UK schools reopening statement: What time is Gavin Williamson's speech today?

UK schools reopening statement: What time is Gavin Williamson's speech today?

EDUCATION secretary Gavin Williamson will make an announcement today about schools reopening this month. From today, kids across the UK are heading back to the [...]

Read full article: UK schools reopening statement: What tim...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Pupils to face exam delay next summer to give students more time to study

Pupils to face exam delay next summer to give students more time to study

GCSE and A-level exams could be pushed back next year to give pupils more time to study, the Education Secretary has said. Gavin Williamson said England’s exam [...]

Read full article: Pupils to face exam delay next summer to...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Parents warned not to test kids for coronavirus unless they have symptoms

Parents warned not to test kids for coronavirus unless they have symptoms

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said asymptomatic kids must not be tested - even if they're being sent home from school due to an outbreak

Read full article: Parents warned not to test kids for coro...→
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No coronavirus tests for classmates if one child gets Covid-19, says Gavin Williamson

No coronavirus tests for classmates if one child gets Covid-19, says Gavin Williamson

Parents should not get their child tested even if a classmate has been sent home sick with Covid-19, Gavin Williamson said this morning.As the government prepa [...]

Read full article: No coronavirus tests for classmates if o...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Boris Johnson tells Cabinet ministers to 'get a grip or go'

Boris Johnson tells Cabinet ministers to 'get a grip or go'

PM Boris Johnson has warned under performing cabinet ministers that he is watching them ahead of a planned reshuffle, with the likes of Gavin WIlliamson and Li [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson tells Cabinet ministers to...→
Longer school days and Saturday classes can help pupils catch up, says minister

Longer school days and Saturday classes can help pupils catch up, says minister

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said teachers could decide if pupils needed more time in the classroom after months away due to Covid-19

Read full article: Longer school days and Saturday classes ...→
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Pointless host Richard Osman: “Loneliness is a form of lockdown”

Pointless host Richard Osman: “Loneliness is a form of lockdown”

If we get the politicians – and indeed the quiz shows – we deserve, what do TV quizzes tell us about our times? That change is coming and the end of the format [...]

Read full article: Pointless host Richard Osman: “Lonelines...→
Gavin Williamson ignored advice to allow exams to go ahead, says Ofqual chief

Gavin Williamson ignored advice to allow exams to go ahead, says Ofqual chief

Ofqual chair Roger Taylor said the regulator wanted to hold socially-distant tests, delay exams or offer 'teacher certificates' - but the Education Secretary p [...]

Read full article: Gavin Williamson ignored advice to allow...→
BBC row: Thérèse Coffey scolds Today host for confronting her on issue outside her role

BBC row: Thérèse Coffey scolds Today host for confronting her on issue outside her role

WORK and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey got into a tense exchange with BBC presenter Martha Kearney when she told off the host live on-air for asking her qu [...]

Read full article: BBC row: Thérèse Coffey scolds Today hos...→
Heads put Williamson to test on delays for next year’s exams

Heads put Williamson to test on delays for next year’s exams

Gavin Williamson found himself at the centre of a new education row after failing to confirm when next year’s A-levels and GCSEs would be held, despite head te [...]

Read full article: Heads put Williamson to test on delays f...→
Education Secretary needs to give 'clarity' over postponing exams

Education Secretary needs to give 'clarity' over postponing exams

Gavin Williamson's apology to students has been branded "disappointing" by his Labour equivalent as she called for clarity for teachers and pupils over exams.

Read full article: Education Secretary needs to give 'clari...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Gavin Williamson says government 'determined' 2021 exams will go ahead

Gavin Williamson says government 'determined' 2021 exams will go ahead

The embattled Education Secretary said he was "deeply sorry" to school pupils who had their grades unfairly downgraded

Read full article: Gavin Williamson says government 'determ...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
UK coronavirus live: pupils head back to school as MPs return to work

UK coronavirus live: pupils head back to school as MPs return to work

Education secretary Gavin Williamson to face MPs following exams fiasco while pupils return to classrooms after summer holidays

Read full article: UK coronavirus live: pupils head back to...→
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'Future generations will suffer unless schools get money they desperately need'

'Future generations will suffer unless schools get money they desperately need'

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson should be hammering on Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s door, demanding precious cash

Read full article: 'Future generations will suffer unless s...→
Government blocks Labour bid for full disclosure of exams fiasco documents

Government blocks Labour bid for full disclosure of exams fiasco documents

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson told MPs he would aim to release ‘wherever is possible’ information requested by a committee of MPs.

Read full article: Government blocks Labour bid for full di...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Schools return is 'key to recovery' - Education Secretary

Schools return is 'key to recovery' - Education Secretary

Gavin Williamson says the successful reopening of schools must serve as the “spark” that returns the region to normality in the wake of Covid-19.

Read full article: Schools return is 'key to recovery' - Ed...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Williamson 'ignored pleas from Ofqual to not cancel socially distanced exams'

Williamson 'ignored pleas from Ofqual to not cancel socially distanced exams'

GAVIN Williamson ignored pleas from exam bosses not to cancel socially distanced exams this summer, disgraced Ofqual chiefs claimed. In a bid to wash their han [...]

Read full article: Williamson 'ignored pleas from Ofqual to...→
Gavin Williamson ignored exams advice, says Ofqual head

Gavin Williamson ignored exams advice, says Ofqual head

The government ignored official advice from the exams regulator to hold socially distanced tests instead of teacher-assessed A-levels and GCSEs, the Ofqual cha [...]

Read full article: Gavin Williamson ignored exams advice, s...→
Williamson 'was warned of flaws in algorithm two weeks before fiasco'

Williamson 'was warned of flaws in algorithm two weeks before fiasco'

Gavin Williamson was offered evidence of flaws in the grading process before A-level results were published in England, it has been claimed.

Read full article: Williamson 'was warned of flaws in algor...→
Inspiring? Exciting? No, just Gavin the gormless

Inspiring? Exciting? No, just Gavin the gormless

Citizens, we can relax. It’s going to be all right now: MPs are back at Westminster. And who, seeing the education secretary Gavin Williamson at the despatch b [...]

Read full article: Inspiring? Exciting? No, just Gavin the ...→
Boris Johnson chose not to sack Gavin Williamson... and perhaps there’s a very simple reason

Boris Johnson chose not to sack Gavin Williamson... and perhaps there’s a very simple reason

The Education Secretary faced the Commons for the first time since the exams shambles – and seemed confident that he’d weathered the storm

Read full article: Boris Johnson chose not to sack Gavin Wi...→
Gavin Williamson hints at extended school days and opening on weekends for COVID catch-up

Gavin Williamson hints at extended school days and opening on weekends for COVID catch-up

GAVIN WILLIAMSON has announced the Government is looking at extending the school day as well as opening on weekends to support children.

Read full article: Gavin Williamson hints at extended schoo...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Government 'determined' for exams to go ahead in 2021

Government 'determined' for exams to go ahead in 2021

The Government is "determined" to ensure school exams and assessments go ahead in 2021, Gavin Williamson has told the Commons.

Read full article: Government 'determined' for exams to go ...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Gavin Williamson: GCSE and A-level exams could be delayed next year

Gavin Williamson: GCSE and A-level exams could be delayed next year

The Education Secretary's comments come after Labour called for a delay to next year´s exams.He said exams regulator Ofqual would consider a 'short delay'

Read full article: Gavin Williamson: GCSE and A-level exams...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Pupils could face GCSE and A-Level exam delay next summer

Pupils could face GCSE and A-Level exam delay next summer

Next year's GCSE and A-level exams could be pushed back to give pupils more time to study the syllabus, the Education Secretary has said. Gavin Williamson said [...]

Read full article: Pupils could face GCSE and A-Level exam ...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
A-level and GCSE students may sit exams in public buildings

A-level and GCSE students may sit exams in public buildings

A-level and GCSE students could sit their exams in public buildings next summer if social distancing is required in local communities, Gavin Williamson the Edu [...]

Read full article: A-level and GCSE students may sit exams ...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
No coronavirus tests for classmates if one child gets Covid-19, says Gavin Williamson

No coronavirus tests for classmates if one child gets Covid-19, says Gavin Williamson

Parents should not get their child tested even if a classmate has been sent home sick with Covid-19, Gavin Williamson said this morning.As the government prepa [...]

Read full article: No coronavirus tests for classmates if o...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Government blocks Labour bid for full disclosure of exams fiasco documents

Government blocks Labour bid for full disclosure of exams fiasco documents

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson told MPs he would aim to release ‘wherever is possible’ information requested by a committee of MPs.

Read full article: Government blocks Labour bid for full di...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Longer school days and Saturday classes can help pupils catch up, says minister

Longer school days and Saturday classes can help pupils catch up, says minister

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said teachers could decide if pupils needed more time in the classroom after months away due to Covid-19

Read full article: Longer school days and Saturday classes ...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Tory MPs urged to help reveal ‘cover-up’ by the Government over A-level fiasco

Tory MPs urged to help reveal ‘cover-up’ by the Government over A-level fiasco

EXCLUSIVE: Many Tory MPs were furious at the Government’s handling of this year’s A-level results and astonished that Gavin Williamson was not forced to quit

Read full article: Tory MPs urged to help reveal ‘cover-up’...→
Williamson 'ignored pleas from Ofqual to not cancel socially distanced exams'

Williamson 'ignored pleas from Ofqual to not cancel socially distanced exams'

GAVIN Williamson ignored pleas from exam bosses not to cancel socially distanced exams this summer, disgraced Ofqual chiefs claimed. In a bid to wash their han [...]

Read full article: Williamson 'ignored pleas from Ofqual to...→
Gavin Williamson ignored advice to allow exams to go ahead, says Ofqual chief

Gavin Williamson ignored advice to allow exams to go ahead, says Ofqual chief

Ofqual chair Roger Taylor said the regulator wanted to hold socially-distant tests, delay exams or offer 'teacher certificates' - but the Education Secretary p [...]

Read full article: Gavin Williamson ignored advice to allow...→
Ofqual 'wanted exams to be socially distanced instead of cancelled'

Ofqual 'wanted exams to be socially distanced instead of cancelled'

Ofqual wanted students to take GCSEs and A-levels in a socially distanced way instead of cancelling exams, the chairman has revealed.  Roger Taylor, chair of t [...]

Read full article: Ofqual 'wanted exams to be socially dist...→
Williamson 'was warned of flaws in algorithm two weeks before fiasco'

Williamson 'was warned of flaws in algorithm two weeks before fiasco'

Gavin Williamson was offered evidence of flaws in the grading process before A-level results were published in England, it has been claimed.

Read full article: Williamson 'was warned of flaws in algor...→
Heads put Williamson to test on delays for next year’s exams

Heads put Williamson to test on delays for next year’s exams

Gavin Williamson found himself at the centre of a new education row after failing to confirm when next year’s A-levels and GCSEs would be held, despite head te [...]

Read full article: Heads put Williamson to test on delays f...→
Boris Johnson chose not to sack Gavin Williamson... and perhaps there’s a very simple reason

Boris Johnson chose not to sack Gavin Williamson... and perhaps there’s a very simple reason

The Education Secretary faced the Commons for the first time since the exams shambles – and seemed confident that he’d weathered the storm

Read full article: Boris Johnson chose not to sack Gavin Wi...→
Gavin Williamson determined that exams will go ahead in 2021

Gavin Williamson determined that exams will go ahead in 2021

Gavin Williamson determined that exams will go ahead in 2021 after exam results chaos.

Read full article: Gavin Williamson determined that exams w...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Government 'determined' for exams to go ahead in 2021

Government 'determined' for exams to go ahead in 2021

The Government is "determined" to ensure school exams and assessments go ahead in 2021, Gavin Williamson has told the Commons.

Read full article: Government 'determined' for exams to go ...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Gavin Williamson: GCSE and A-level exams could be delayed next year

Gavin Williamson: GCSE and A-level exams could be delayed next year

The Education Secretary's comments come after Labour called for a delay to next year´s exams.He said exams regulator Ofqual would consider a 'short delay'

Read full article: Gavin Williamson: GCSE and A-level exams...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
'Future generations will suffer unless schools get money they desperately need'

'Future generations will suffer unless schools get money they desperately need'

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson should be hammering on Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s door, demanding precious cash

Read full article: 'Future generations will suffer unless s...→
Parents warned not to test kids for coronavirus unless they have symptoms

Parents warned not to test kids for coronavirus unless they have symptoms

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said asymptomatic kids must not be tested - even if they're being sent home from school due to an outbreak

Read full article: Parents warned not to test kids for coro...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Boris Johnson tells Cabinet ministers to 'get a grip or go'

Boris Johnson tells Cabinet ministers to 'get a grip or go'

PM Boris Johnson has warned under performing cabinet ministers that he is watching them ahead of a planned reshuffle, with the likes of Gavin WIlliamson and Li [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson tells Cabinet ministers to...→
Pupils could face going to school on Saturdays to catch up on missed lessons

Pupils could face going to school on Saturdays to catch up on missed lessons

Pupils could have to go to school on Saturdays to catch up on missed lessons after the covid lockdown the government revealed yesterday. Education Secretary Ga [...]

Read full article: Pupils could face going to school on Sat...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Schools return is 'key to recovery' - Education Secretary

Schools return is 'key to recovery' - Education Secretary

Gavin Williamson says the successful reopening of schools must serve as the “spark” that returns the region to normality in the wake of Covid-19.

Read full article: Schools return is 'key to recovery' - Ed...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Pointless host Richard Osman: “Loneliness is a form of lockdown”

Pointless host Richard Osman: “Loneliness is a form of lockdown”

If we get the politicians – and indeed the quiz shows – we deserve, what do TV quizzes tell us about our times? That change is coming and the end of the format [...]

Read full article: Pointless host Richard Osman: “Lonelines...→
Ofqual chief accuses Gavin Williamson of ignoring their advice over grades fiasco

Ofqual chief accuses Gavin Williamson of ignoring their advice over grades fiasco

Roger Taylor, chair Ofqual said he told the Education Secretary in March that axing A-levels and GCSEs should be the “worst-case scenario”

Read full article: Ofqual chief accuses Gavin Williamson of...→
Gavin Williamson ignored exams advice, says Ofqual head

Gavin Williamson ignored exams advice, says Ofqual head

The government ignored official advice from the exams regulator to hold socially distanced tests instead of teacher-assessed A-levels and GCSEs, the Ofqual cha [...]

Read full article: Gavin Williamson ignored exams advice, s...→
BBC row: Thérèse Coffey scolds Today host for confronting her on issue outside her role

BBC row: Thérèse Coffey scolds Today host for confronting her on issue outside her role

WORK and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey got into a tense exchange with BBC presenter Martha Kearney when she told off the host live on-air for asking her qu [...]

Read full article: BBC row: Thérèse Coffey scolds Today hos...→
Next year's exams should be delayed, former Ofqual head says

Next year's exams should be delayed, former Ofqual head says

Next year's school leaving exams should be delayed to allow students to catch up from the effects of the lockdown, the former Chief Inspector of Education has [...]

Read full article: Next year's exams should be delayed, for...→
Inspiring? Exciting? No, just Gavin the gormless

Inspiring? Exciting? No, just Gavin the gormless

Citizens, we can relax. It’s going to be all right now: MPs are back at Westminster. And who, seeing the education secretary Gavin Williamson at the despatch b [...]

Read full article: Inspiring? Exciting? No, just Gavin the ...→
Education Secretary needs to give 'clarity' over postponing exams

Education Secretary needs to give 'clarity' over postponing exams

Gavin Williamson's apology to students has been branded "disappointing" by his Labour equivalent as she called for clarity for teachers and pupils over exams.

Read full article: Education Secretary needs to give 'clari...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Gavin Williamson hints at extended school days and opening on weekends for COVID catch-up

Gavin Williamson hints at extended school days and opening on weekends for COVID catch-up

GAVIN WILLIAMSON has announced the Government is looking at extending the school day as well as opening on weekends to support children.

Read full article: Gavin Williamson hints at extended schoo...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Gavin Williamson says government 'determined' 2021 exams will go ahead

Gavin Williamson says government 'determined' 2021 exams will go ahead

The embattled Education Secretary said he was "deeply sorry" to school pupils who had their grades unfairly downgraded

Read full article: Gavin Williamson says government 'determ...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
UK schools reopening statement: What time is Gavin Williamson's speech today?

UK schools reopening statement: What time is Gavin Williamson's speech today?

EDUCATION secretary Gavin Williamson will make an announcement today about schools reopening this month. From today, kids across the UK are heading back to the [...]

Read full article: UK schools reopening statement: What tim...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
UK coronavirus live: pupils head back to school as MPs return to work

UK coronavirus live: pupils head back to school as MPs return to work

Education secretary Gavin Williamson to face MPs following exams fiasco while pupils return to classrooms after summer holidays

Read full article: UK coronavirus live: pupils head back to...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Pupils to face exam delay next summer to give students more time to study

Pupils to face exam delay next summer to give students more time to study

GCSE and A-level exams could be pushed back next year to give pupils more time to study, the Education Secretary has said. Gavin Williamson said England’s exam [...]

Read full article: Pupils to face exam delay next summer to...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Pupils could face GCSE and A-Level exam delay next summer

Pupils could face GCSE and A-Level exam delay next summer

Next year's GCSE and A-level exams could be pushed back to give pupils more time to study the syllabus, the Education Secretary has said. Gavin Williamson said [...]

Read full article: Pupils could face GCSE and A-Level exam ...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
A-level and GCSE students may sit exams in public buildings

A-level and GCSE students may sit exams in public buildings

A-level and GCSE students could sit their exams in public buildings next summer if social distancing is required in local communities, Gavin Williamson the Edu [...]

Read full article: A-level and GCSE students may sit exams ...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Parents warned not to test kids for coronavirus unless they have symptoms

Parents warned not to test kids for coronavirus unless they have symptoms

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said asymptomatic kids must not be tested - even if they're being sent home from school due to an outbreak

Read full article: Parents warned not to test kids for coro...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
No coronavirus tests for classmates if one child gets Covid-19, says Gavin Williamson

No coronavirus tests for classmates if one child gets Covid-19, says Gavin Williamson

Parents should not get their child tested even if a classmate has been sent home sick with Covid-19, Gavin Williamson said this morning.As the government prepa [...]

Read full article: No coronavirus tests for classmates if o...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Boris Johnson tells Cabinet ministers to 'get a grip or go'

Boris Johnson tells Cabinet ministers to 'get a grip or go'

PM Boris Johnson has warned under performing cabinet ministers that he is watching them ahead of a planned reshuffle, with the likes of Gavin WIlliamson and Li [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson tells Cabinet ministers to...→
Government blocks Labour bid for full disclosure of exams fiasco documents

Government blocks Labour bid for full disclosure of exams fiasco documents

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson told MPs he would aim to release ‘wherever is possible’ information requested by a committee of MPs.

Read full article: Government blocks Labour bid for full di...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Pupils could face going to school on Saturdays to catch up on missed lessons

Pupils could face going to school on Saturdays to catch up on missed lessons

Pupils could have to go to school on Saturdays to catch up on missed lessons after the covid lockdown the government revealed yesterday. Education Secretary Ga [...]

Read full article: Pupils could face going to school on Sat...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Longer school days and Saturday classes can help pupils catch up, says minister

Longer school days and Saturday classes can help pupils catch up, says minister

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said teachers could decide if pupils needed more time in the classroom after months away due to Covid-19

Read full article: Longer school days and Saturday classes ...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Schools return is 'key to recovery' - Education Secretary

Schools return is 'key to recovery' - Education Secretary

Gavin Williamson says the successful reopening of schools must serve as the “spark” that returns the region to normality in the wake of Covid-19.

Read full article: Schools return is 'key to recovery' - Ed...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Tory MPs urged to help reveal ‘cover-up’ by the Government over A-level fiasco

Tory MPs urged to help reveal ‘cover-up’ by the Government over A-level fiasco

EXCLUSIVE: Many Tory MPs were furious at the Government’s handling of this year’s A-level results and astonished that Gavin Williamson was not forced to quit

Read full article: Tory MPs urged to help reveal ‘cover-up’...→
Pointless host Richard Osman: “Loneliness is a form of lockdown”

Pointless host Richard Osman: “Loneliness is a form of lockdown”

If we get the politicians – and indeed the quiz shows – we deserve, what do TV quizzes tell us about our times? That change is coming and the end of the format [...]

Read full article: Pointless host Richard Osman: “Lonelines...→
Williamson 'ignored pleas from Ofqual to not cancel socially distanced exams'

Williamson 'ignored pleas from Ofqual to not cancel socially distanced exams'

GAVIN Williamson ignored pleas from exam bosses not to cancel socially distanced exams this summer, disgraced Ofqual chiefs claimed. In a bid to wash their han [...]

Read full article: Williamson 'ignored pleas from Ofqual to...→
Ofqual chief accuses Gavin Williamson of ignoring their advice over grades fiasco

Ofqual chief accuses Gavin Williamson of ignoring their advice over grades fiasco

Roger Taylor, chair Ofqual said he told the Education Secretary in March that axing A-levels and GCSEs should be the “worst-case scenario”

Read full article: Ofqual chief accuses Gavin Williamson of...→
Gavin Williamson ignored advice to allow exams to go ahead, says Ofqual chief

Gavin Williamson ignored advice to allow exams to go ahead, says Ofqual chief

Ofqual chair Roger Taylor said the regulator wanted to hold socially-distant tests, delay exams or offer 'teacher certificates' - but the Education Secretary p [...]

Read full article: Gavin Williamson ignored advice to allow...→
Gavin Williamson ignored exams advice, says Ofqual head

Gavin Williamson ignored exams advice, says Ofqual head

The government ignored official advice from the exams regulator to hold socially distanced tests instead of teacher-assessed A-levels and GCSEs, the Ofqual cha [...]

Read full article: Gavin Williamson ignored exams advice, s...→
Ofqual 'wanted exams to be socially distanced instead of cancelled'

Ofqual 'wanted exams to be socially distanced instead of cancelled'

Ofqual wanted students to take GCSEs and A-levels in a socially distanced way instead of cancelling exams, the chairman has revealed.  Roger Taylor, chair of t [...]

Read full article: Ofqual 'wanted exams to be socially dist...→
BBC row: Thérèse Coffey scolds Today host for confronting her on issue outside her role

BBC row: Thérèse Coffey scolds Today host for confronting her on issue outside her role

WORK and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey got into a tense exchange with BBC presenter Martha Kearney when she told off the host live on-air for asking her qu [...]

Read full article: BBC row: Thérèse Coffey scolds Today hos...→
Williamson 'was warned of flaws in algorithm two weeks before fiasco'

Williamson 'was warned of flaws in algorithm two weeks before fiasco'

Gavin Williamson was offered evidence of flaws in the grading process before A-level results were published in England, it has been claimed.

Read full article: Williamson 'was warned of flaws in algor...→
Next year's exams should be delayed, former Ofqual head says

Next year's exams should be delayed, former Ofqual head says

Next year's school leaving exams should be delayed to allow students to catch up from the effects of the lockdown, the former Chief Inspector of Education has [...]

Read full article: Next year's exams should be delayed, for...→
Heads put Williamson to test on delays for next year’s exams

Heads put Williamson to test on delays for next year’s exams

Gavin Williamson found himself at the centre of a new education row after failing to confirm when next year’s A-levels and GCSEs would be held, despite head te [...]

Read full article: Heads put Williamson to test on delays f...→
Inspiring? Exciting? No, just Gavin the gormless

Inspiring? Exciting? No, just Gavin the gormless

Citizens, we can relax. It’s going to be all right now: MPs are back at Westminster. And who, seeing the education secretary Gavin Williamson at the despatch b [...]

Read full article: Inspiring? Exciting? No, just Gavin the ...→
Education Secretary needs to give 'clarity' over postponing exams

Education Secretary needs to give 'clarity' over postponing exams

Gavin Williamson's apology to students has been branded "disappointing" by his Labour equivalent as she called for clarity for teachers and pupils over exams.

Read full article: Education Secretary needs to give 'clari...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Boris Johnson chose not to sack Gavin Williamson... and perhaps there’s a very simple reason

Boris Johnson chose not to sack Gavin Williamson... and perhaps there’s a very simple reason

The Education Secretary faced the Commons for the first time since the exams shambles – and seemed confident that he’d weathered the storm

Read full article: Boris Johnson chose not to sack Gavin Wi...→
Gavin Williamson hints at extended school days and opening on weekends for COVID catch-up

Gavin Williamson hints at extended school days and opening on weekends for COVID catch-up

GAVIN WILLIAMSON has announced the Government is looking at extending the school day as well as opening on weekends to support children.

Read full article: Gavin Williamson hints at extended schoo...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Gavin Williamson determined that exams will go ahead in 2021

Gavin Williamson determined that exams will go ahead in 2021

Gavin Williamson determined that exams will go ahead in 2021 after exam results chaos.

Read full article: Gavin Williamson determined that exams w...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Gavin Williamson says government 'determined' 2021 exams will go ahead

Gavin Williamson says government 'determined' 2021 exams will go ahead

The embattled Education Secretary said he was "deeply sorry" to school pupils who had their grades unfairly downgraded

Read full article: Gavin Williamson says government 'determ...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Government 'determined' for exams to go ahead in 2021

Government 'determined' for exams to go ahead in 2021

The Government is "determined" to ensure school exams and assessments go ahead in 2021, Gavin Williamson has told the Commons.

Read full article: Government 'determined' for exams to go ...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
UK schools reopening statement: What time is Gavin Williamson's speech today?

UK schools reopening statement: What time is Gavin Williamson's speech today?

EDUCATION secretary Gavin Williamson will make an announcement today about schools reopening this month. From today, kids across the UK are heading back to the [...]

Read full article: UK schools reopening statement: What tim...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
UK coronavirus live: pupils head back to school as MPs return to work

UK coronavirus live: pupils head back to school as MPs return to work

Education secretary Gavin Williamson to face MPs following exams fiasco while pupils return to classrooms after summer holidays

Read full article: UK coronavirus live: pupils head back to...→
  • #Gavin Williamson
Gavin Williamson: GCSE and A-level exams could be delayed next year

Gavin Williamson: GCSE and A-level exams could be delayed next year

The Education Secretary's comments come after Labour called for a delay to next year´s exams.He said exams regulator Ofqual would consider a 'short delay'

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Pupils to face exam delay next summer to give students more time to study

Pupils to face exam delay next summer to give students more time to study

GCSE and A-level exams could be pushed back next year to give pupils more time to study, the Education Secretary has said. Gavin Williamson said England’s exam [...]

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'Future generations will suffer unless schools get money they desperately need'

'Future generations will suffer unless schools get money they desperately need'

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson should be hammering on Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s door, demanding precious cash

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Pupils could face GCSE and A-Level exam delay next summer

Pupils could face GCSE and A-Level exam delay next summer

Next year's GCSE and A-level exams could be pushed back to give pupils more time to study the syllabus, the Education Secretary has said. Gavin Williamson said [...]

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