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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