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Official figures show a 12 per cent absence rate last week, as children returned to school during the pandemic



Nicola Griffiths explores the most constructive ways to let pupils and teachers know how they are doing



Independent school branches overseas don't just keep the bursar happy, but provide great CPD for staff and a wealth of learning experiences



Testing is vital to understand a child's true ability, but they will underperform at GCSE and A-level if their English is not fluent enough, says Helen Wood



Researchers in Bristol will saliva-test 4,000 pupils and 1,000 staff



Schools at risk of 'grinding to a halt' as staff and students wait for tests, say heads



Families are applying from long distances in the hope of gaining places or practising tests



All parents want the best for their children, but those living overseas may have some extra motivations and concerns, writes Dr Helen Wright



Schools should remember that Covid security is far from the only horse in town, says expert Emily Richards



Ian Power from the HMC says 'vast majority' of teachers trained on SCITTs now have jobs in the state system



New report from the OECD shows Britain is no longer first in spending as a proportion of GDP



Independent schools' ability to move fast and decisively has worked to their advantage in the pandemic, writes IAPS chief executive Chris King



Exposure to great role models and a broad range of experiences will help children find their purpose, writes Professor Ger Graus



A student and staff questionnaire would help schools benefit from lockdown experiences, writes Peter Tait



Schools face closures and disruption as the term starts



Oxford is also expected to announce record figures for undergraduates educated in the state sector



Boarding schools have always adapted to changes in the international market and can overcome the challenges ahead, Caroline Nixon writes



Rather than rely on their instincts alone, schools can benefit hugely from being able to visualise performance, writes Nathalie Sinyard



Overseas families drawn to UK schools because of poor handling of Covid elsewhere



Covid has stopped trips to international recruitment events, but there are other ways to build relationships, writes Lucy Barnwell



Digital advertising has been a game changer but don't forget the power of print



Pupils could be suspended for deliberate "malicious coughing"



Gavin Williamson is expected to announce whether he will push back start from May to July



There are many factors to take into account when setting up a bursary fund



Pressure to overachieve and other factors can create unhappiness that ultimately affects performance



Variety is the key to the success of Bolton School's commercial subsidiary, which funds bursaries for secondary pupils



Future careers will be defined by uncertainty, so let's rethink education



George Budd outlines how his school introduced an 'innovative and supportive' way to evaluate staff



Belgian study found cleverer kids in urban areas with more green spaces



Exams results chaos has thrown a spanner in the works for schools trying to plan



Tired staff face a school year fraught with uncertainties, but we can remain hopeful, writes Sean Fenton



Felsted School's international outlook and teamworking focus have made it an incubator for diplomats



Government U-turn gives schools choice, but face coverings will be mandatory in local lockdown areas



Teenagers felt more connected to school when they were not actually attending



Students can make complaint to their exam centre if they have 'evidence of bias or discrimination'



Independent schools face a challenge as geo-politics threatens the flow of overseas students from China, writes Andrew Lewer, MP



'The demonic crunch of the algorithm' has helped many see why exams are so vital, writes Emma White.



The A-level results U-turn means many more students now qualify to study medicine



A well-managed and thoughtful food operation can teach as well as sustain



Most heads will say that racism does not happen in their school, but it does, says Elaine Cunningham-Walker



If predictions about a Covid-driven surge in pupil numbers don't come true, schools will need a safety net



Head of Eton says students were awarded grades that were 'manifestly unfair'



Analysis suggests teacher-assessed grades will be higher



Admissions chaos prompted by the A-Level results U-turn could lead to judicial review, experts say



Independent schools need to tell their wider communities how they helped during the Covid crisis, says Zoe MacDougall



UK-based independent education providers could come to be seen as 'colonial and unwelcome' in China, writes Andrew Lewer MP



Eight out of ten independent school heads believe algorithm is 'unfair'



School standards minister Nick Gibb insists that even regions currently battling Covid spikes will open their schools



Lockdown could mean this year's cohort of leavers is probably the most ready to engage with development officers



A good relationship between bursars and marketers is vital for independent schools



How do you conduct quality assurance of an international school group during lockdown?



Schools will have to keep 'devastated' teachers motivated as the new school year begins



Thinking out of the box will help schools to secure their future



The aftermath of putting staff 'on the bench' during the Covid crisis will raise tricky challenges for school managers



The CAP awards recognise the work of cleaners and caterers at a time when their work has never been more important



Taking on a school abroad will take you out of your comfort zone, but it's a journey worth making, says Chris Seal



Study is 'loud call to action' to improve preventative measures, study says



The BSA has secured flights to guard against travel disruption



Students will need prepare in new ways to be ready for the 'new normal' of Zoom university interviews



Applications have risen by 65 per cent during Covid crisis, figures show



A survey from the Girls' Schools Association finds members take a broadly similar approach to pupils' access to mobiles and other devices



Ofqual chief Sally Collier asks schools to be flexible on grades when deciding who to admit to A-level and other courses



Schools should make the most of parents being more involved in their children's education during lockdown



The start of the new term amid the ongoing covid pandemic will raise some very serious questions for boarding schools



Schools need to be shrewd planners, good communicators and strike a fine balance when navigating difficult financial times



A considered approach to human resources will be more vital than ever after lockdown



Hard-pressed parents faced with redundancy or job insecurity will be weighing up weather they can continue to pay for private education



Schools may decide they want to adopt some of the positive aspects of distance learning in the long term



A child starting school this September could go to university in 2038 and enter the workforce in 2041 or 2042



School managers need to ensure that their decisions and actions live up to their stated values



Amidst the chaos caused by this beast of a virus, an unlikely pocket of progress lies smoldering in the corner of the independent school common room.



Chartered Teacher Status recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of excellent teachers, says Dame Alison Peacock