At the end of a long online year, when teachers are tired and overworked, it takes commitment to be alert to unexpected events. Their quiet confidence and professionalism is the stuff of gold and we owe them a debt of thanks. I had always imagined this would be for a good education, but indelible in our family’s memory will be the day our school stepped up to save a life. … [Read more...] about I’ll never forget the day my son’s school saved his life
Government education savings plan
Bear in mind China is also the place that gave birth to a pandemic that has devastated the planet, then covered up cases and silenced doctors to protect its leaders as the virus spread before barring outside experts from investigating the origins of the new coronavirus strain. … [Read more...] about Rishi Sunak is set to slash £4bn from foreign aid: Chancellor eyes first cut to oversease budget in almost a decade as he struggles to tackle coronavirus-linked financial black hole
All shops can stay open You can meet with others in public outdoor places, such as beaches or parks, but only in groups of up to six people You must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, this includes in any private garden or at most outdoor venues Areas should only be at this level for 28 days then a review should take place You should maintain social distancing from anyone not in your household or support bubble People can't stay overnight somewhere outside of their local area unless needed for work, education or similar Accommodation will be closed in these areas except for specific reasons Pubs, cafes and restaurants must close except for takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery services. You should work from home where possible Businesses such as hair, beauty and nail salons can stay open People are advised against travelling out of their area You should still wear a face … [Read more...] about What is the new Tier 3 lockdown in England?
Around £500m of the £3bn will go into expanding mental health care for people who could not access help when the pandemic struck. That money will be used to tackle both the backlog of adults referred for mental health care and to create new specialist services for under-18s. It should also help ensure faster access to “talking therapy” for people with anxiety and depression. … [Read more...] about Spending review 2020: the winners and losers in Sunak’s statement