‘It is why we are only inviting back reception, year one and year six in primary schools so there is the space in those schools for children to return and for infant schools to use other premises, perhaps the junior school, to enable children to return safely and to maintain the distances between pupils. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson announces primary schools in England will start to reopen on MONDAY and some students will return to secondary schools from June 15 as he sets out ‘limited and cautious’ easing of lockdown
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"To successfully keep R below 1, we have little room for manoeuvre. SAGE modelling suggests that either fully opening schools or relaxing all social distancing measures now, will lead to a resurgence of the virus and a second wave that could be larger than the first. … [Read more...] about All primary school children could return to class before summer
The Department of Education has said: "Whilst there will be no penalty for families who do not send their children to school, families will be strongly encouraged to take up these places – unless the family member is shielding or the child is particularly vulnerable due to an underlying condition." … [Read more...] about Primary schools reopening: Can parents refuse to send their kids to class?
“I have been simply awestruck by the humble and dutiful actions of my current postgraduate student teachers,” said Grant. “This self-initiated response to a crisis in our educational establishment, after the student teachers had been told categorically that they were not duty-bound by their course to contribute to schools post-lockdown, made me proud to think of the calibre of character we have entering our schools in September 2020.” … [Read more...] about Britain’s teacher heroes: the legends of lockdown lessons
However, teacher José Picardo argues that the aversion to technology in Steiner schools is rooted in a “pseudo-intellectualism which believes the things we are familiar with are better than the things our children are familiar with”. Picardo teaches at Surbiton High School in Surrey, where every pupil from the age of seven or eight is given a tablet. “I think my children are going to end up being better prepared for the world in which they live,” he says, because his school does not subscribe to the idea that “playing with something physical is better and therefore children shouldn’t be allowed technology”. … [Read more...] about Could Steiner schools have a point on children, tablets and tech?