Coronavirus UK: The disparities in education standards during the COVID-19 lockdown

Pupils and educational experts are calling on the government to do more to ensure all students have access to laptops and digital face-to-face contact with teachers during lockdown. Aaron Billingsley, 15, from Sutton Coldfield, said: “We are having to teach ourselves multiple subjects, around 10 altogether, without any face-to-face interaction or Zoom video calling.” A … Read more Coronavirus UK: The disparities in education standards during the COVID-19 lockdown

Summer catch up package for schools to be announced ‘fairly soon’ following coronavirus closure

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has said he has to be “coy” about the details of summer package to help students catch up on lost time at schools. Discussions are taking place with the education sector, charities and those engaged in teacher training to bring forward a package, he told MPs. That is likely to include … Read more Summer catch up package for schools to be announced ‘fairly soon’ following coronavirus closure

Online school during coronavirus: advice for summer and fall

From the temptation of Netflix to the awkward lulls of video conferencing — attending school from your home comes with a lot of challenges. The Lily talked to two experts who are uniquely equipped to help answer some of your questions about this unusual time. Here are five tips to consider this summer as you … Read more Online school during coronavirus: advice for summer and fall

Listen, Watch, Learn: Peru’s school system takes to the airwaves | The Listening Post (Feature)

March 16, 2020, was the day Peruvian parents, teachers, and students had been preparing for – the beginning of the new school year. But on March 15, the president appeared on national TV to declare a state of emergency and a strict nationwide lockdown. “One day I got a call from the chairman of the … Read more Listen, Watch, Learn: Peru’s school system takes to the airwaves | The Listening Post (Feature)

Coronavirus: govt scientific advice “inconclusive” on safe reopening of primary schools – BBC News

The Government’s scientific advisers have released their advice on controversial plans for primary schools in England to re-open for some pupils, on June 1st. The scientists say the evidence on whether it is safe is inconclusive. They suggest that children are less vulnerable to infection and that teachers do not appear to be at a … Read more Coronavirus: govt scientific advice “inconclusive” on safe reopening of primary schools – BBC News

Covid-19: 59% parents won’t send their children back to school, exclusive ITV News poll reveals

More than half of parents in England will not send their children back to school even if they reopen before the end of the current academic year, exclusive polling for ITV News has shown. Almost two thirds of parents say they feel it would be “unsafe” to send their child back to school before the … Read more Covid-19: 59% parents won’t send their children back to school, exclusive ITV News poll reveals

School’s social distancing measures revealed | Coronavirus

As schools and teachers prepare to welcome nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 students back at the start of June, there’s a new set of rules to be stuck to. Schools are required to complete risk assessments and implement strict hygiene standards before pupils return. For more on what your child’s school could look … Read more School’s social distancing measures revealed | Coronavirus

England heading for schools split on June 1 reopening, admits Justice Secretary

The country is heading for a divide on the reopening of schools, with Government minister Robert Buckland conceding “only some schools” will start from June 1. The Justice Secretary said “he sees no reason why” schools should not open on the fixed date, but insisted conversations were ongoing but admitted there was “not a long … Read more England heading for schools split on June 1 reopening, admits Justice Secretary

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 19 | ABC News

The total number of coronavirus cases around the world now is getting close to 5 million, with 320,000 deaths. China has agreed to an investigation, while many countries continue to deal with terrible death tolls. In this update: 1:50 – China says it will support a review led by the World Health Organization into the … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 19 | ABC News

Coronavirus: N.Ireland lockdown eased more than rest of UK – BBC News

Northern Ireland has decided to relax its lockdown more than any other part of the UK, despite previously having stricter rules to control coronavirus. Up to six people will now be able to meet outdoors in Northern Ireland. Drive in church services and cinemas will also be allowed . The government in Scotland has made … Read more Coronavirus: N.Ireland lockdown eased more than rest of UK – BBC News

Plans for reopening of schools in England pushing ahead despite criticism | ITV News

A government minister has indicated plans to reopen schools in England as early as June 1 will still go ahead, despite disagreement from both parents and councils. Oliver Dowden, the culture secretary, told ITV News “if we can get schools back by the beginning of June, we should do”, but admitted “discussions are ongoing” with … Read more Plans for reopening of schools in England pushing ahead despite criticism | ITV News

Coronavirus: govt “confident” children will be safe to return to school – BBC News

The government has said it’s confident that children and teachers will be safe under its plans for primary schools in England to open to more pupils next month. The Cabinet office minister Michael Gove said nobody could guarantee that teachers and children would not become infected with coronavirus. However he said it was extremely unlikely … Read more Coronavirus: govt “confident” children will be safe to return to school – BBC News

Teachers fear for their safety over reopening of schools next month

The number of daily deaths in the UK has dropped, hospital admissions are falling too – as the Government urged the public to continue following social distancing rules and keep it that way (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) But days after lockdown measures were eased in England – there are still strong concerns about the plan to begin … Read more Teachers fear for their safety over reopening of schools next month

Gove ‘confident’ teachers and pupils will be safe at school

The Cabinet Office minister has said he is confident children and teachers will be safe if they return to the classroom, but admitted the risk remained of catching Covid-19. Appearing on The Andrew Marr Show, Gove said: ‘The only way ever to ensure that you never catch coronavirus is to stay at home completely. There’s … Read more Gove ‘confident’ teachers and pupils will be safe at school

Coronavirus: Labour calls for schools to stay shut

Labour shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves says schools should shut until the government’s ‘test, trace and isolate’ system is up and running. Earlier, Michael Gove told Sophy Ridge on Sunday that children and teachers would be safe under plans for a phased reopening of schools on 1 June. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: … Read more Coronavirus: Labour calls for schools to stay shut