Exam grades: Government showing contempt for students and teachers

Exam grades: Government showing contempt for students and teachers

Parliamentary news
Responding to Ofqual's guidance on how exam grades will be awarded this year, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Daisy Cooper MP said: "Once again, the Government is showing complete contempt for students and teachers by only publishing the technical guidance on grading just days before most schools are due to break up for Easter. "The Education Secretary dragged his heels in deciding whether or not to cancel exams and now students and teachers are paying the price. "Teachers and pupils will have been hoping for some well-earned respite after an incredibly difficult term. Instead they will now be frantically trying to digest this guidance and work out what it will mean for them. A last minute panic which could so easily have been avoided if the Education Secretary had stepped up…
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Lib Dems: Higher education announcement lacks substance

Parliamentary news
Responding to the higher technical education measures announced by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran said: “Ministers have extolled Further Education for years, yet chosen to make deep cuts. This announcement risk being no different - strong on rhetoric but low on substance. "Introducing new qualifications will be no use without the funding to back it up. We need to see unprecedented investment in skills for young people coming out of this crisis so that no-one is left behind"
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