‘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?
Labour MP Yvette Cooper, who has one of the affected schools – Freeston High School – in her Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford constituency, said: “For this to happen in the first week of term is completely unfair on pupils, parents and teachers. … [Read more...] about Failing academy trust to pull out of 21 schools
The methods at the school, which are based on the controversial teachings of Austrian 19th century philosopher Rudolf Steiner, may be different from those employed in mainstream state schools, but the Iona was recently declared outstanding by the School Inspection Service – the independent equivalent of Ofsted. The report noted that “pupils do not use computers or the internet when in school but staff have ensured that they have learned about internet safety”. It went on: “Teaching is inspirational and highly effective … teachers are very well trained and highly skilled.” … [Read more...] about Could Steiner schools have a point on children, tablets and tech?