Seven things we’ve learnt this week about summer exams

Last Friday, Ofqual published their full response to the consultation for awarding results in GCSEs, AS and A levels, other general, vocational and technical qualifications this year. Tom Middlehurst, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at SSAT, has reviewed the response and comments on its key points.

WATCH: The latest policy update from SSAT with Tom Middlehurst

In his latest policy webinar, Tom Middlehurst, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at SSAT, provides: the latest information on school reopenings, some questions around your curriculum to consider and a reminder on confidentiality, Freedom of Information requests and Data Subject Access requests.

Planning for welcoming back more students into special schools

Following the announcement on 10 May that schools are to start a phased reopening from 1 June, Pauline Holbrook, Head of SEND at SSAT, reviews the guidance available for special schools and shares the planning experiences of The New Bridge Multi Academy Trust as they prepare to welcome back more of their community

Adaptability is key to facing uncertain times

As they prepare for reopening, Dr Martina Lecky, Executive Headteacher at Vanguard Learning Trust, describes how the trust’s schools have split their preparations to focus on the immediate, practical logistics while remaining considerate of the longer-term impact on their communities.