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Thu 2 July 2020

Unity Howard, Director of NSN said:

"It's absolutely right that there is a commitment to a full scale return to school from September - we want to see every child, every class, and every school back so that learning can get back on track. It's the right thing to do, and we can only hope that the unions see sense and don't try and obstruct this move.

Fri 19 June 2020

“The Government’s announcement of £1billion in funding to address the impact of coronavirus on children’s learning is very welcome. Pupils not in school nor able to access learning remotely face a legacy of widening inequality that will be felt for years to come.

Tue 16 June 2020

“The findings of this report confirm our fears that school closures have disproportionately impacted children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

“According to the report, just under a third of pupils from a deprived school have returned their last piece of set work, in comparison to their peers in more affluent areas where around 49% of pupils have submitted work.

Mon 15 June 2020

Dear Ms Howard,

Thank you for your letter regarding the model which will be used for providing students with calculated grades for GCSE, AS and A level qualifications this summer. We appreciate you responding to our recent consultation and writing to us to share information about the centres in your network.

Wed 10 June 2020
"This morning, the Education Select Committee questioned Ofqual representatives on 2020 assessments, with reference to NSN’s work to ensure that free schools with limited historical data are treated fairly.
"We welcome Ofqual’s commitment to test standardisation models to ensure their approach is fair for different school types, including free schools.
Tue 26 May 2020

Dear Sally,

I am writing to you from the New Schools Network (NSN), a charity improving the life chances of young people by supporting the creation and long-term success of new schools.

Following the publication of the consultation outcome, I am seeking urgent clarification on the arrangements for exam grading and assessment in 2020 for free schools.

Tue 12 May 2020

"There is no substitute for a child learning in the classroom while being kept safe. Those not in school nor able to access learning remotely face a potential legacy of widening inequality that will be felt for years to come.

Mon 11 May 2020

"This important research by the Centre for Social Justice is very welcome. Last year, in our report Free schools: the next 10 years, we identified disparities in funding, quality and location that present real challenges for families with some of our most vulnerable young people.