‘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
Primary school teachers
“My 20-year-old physics undergrad niece, Cara, is stuck at home in the Midlands – no mates, no boyfriend, no social life – and dedicates an hour a week to teach my reluctant eight-year-old maths,” said Mary Rawlinson. “He wasn’t especially interested when I suggested the idea, but when I mentioned it again, he agreed, and after his first session he came off absolutely buzzing.” … [Read more...] about Britain’s teacher heroes: the legends of lockdown lessons
When members of the Mat team put pressure on my middle and senior leaders to behave unethically – “helping” to rewrite coursework, persuading parents to home school their year 11 children – I backed my team and said this was not how we would play. My superiors were unhappy but I believed that sustained change was possible using honest methods, even if it wasn’t as fast as they wanted. … [Read more...] about ‘Sacked from the school I loved’: a headteacher’s story
“Academy trusts operate under a strict system of oversight and accountability, more robust than in council-run schools, allowing us to take swift action to deal with under-performance, including transferring schools to new trusts where necessary,” the spokesman said. … [Read more...] about Failing academy trust to pull out of 21 schools
Even some who support the use of computers in the classroom share the concern about the negative impact of technology. “The role of technology at home is potentially damaging children’s communication skills with their parents who are using it as an electronic babysitter,” says Andrews. “More and more children are coming into primary school with their spoken language as an issue so we are using technology in the classroom to record their language as a way of getting them talking to their parents.” … [Read more...] about Could Steiner schools have a point on children, tablets and tech?