One of the questions that caused most outcry in the spelling, punctuation and grammar (Spag) tests asked pupils to insert a pair of commas in the correct place in the following sentence: “Jenna a very gifted singer won the talent competition that was held in the local theatre.” But many who correctly put the commas around “a very gifted singer” failed to get a mark, to the bafflement of their teachers. … [Read more...] about Primary school children lose marks in Sats tests for misshapen commas
“Additionally, a nationwide surveillance programme examining antibody prevalence in schoolchildren (sKIDs), is being analysed and should be published in the coming weeks. These publications combined will give the most complete picture of the landscape of COVID-19 in educational settings that we have seen to date.” … [Read more...] about Schools study ‘shows teens spread coronavirus like adults’ – prompting frantic Tory U-turn
Schoolchildren in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) returned to the classroom on Wednesday after a six-and-a-half week break. New measures are in place, including mandatory face masks for secondary school students in order to prevent coronavirus outbreaks. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: German state makes face masks compulsory as school restarts
Pupils return to classrooms after lockdown Is it safe for Scotland's schools to reopen? What's your council's plan for the return to school? Has your child returned to school?Email [email protected] As students returned, additional hygiene and safety measures, such as one-way systems were put in place. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: More pupils return to Scotland’s schools
Scotland's schools have been given the go-ahead to reopen from 11 August. Some councils have opted for a phased return but all pupils are expected to be back in class full time by 18 August. So, how are Scotland's 32 councils making this happen? BBC Scotland contacted them to ask what their plans were. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus in Scotland: What’s your council’s plan for opening schools?