While some schools have followed Government advice to reopen schools, analysis by The Sun showed 28 local authorities - which oversees 2,269 primary schools - were prepared to defy guidance to reopen. … [Read more...] about Parents warned to expect supermarket-style queues at school gates as pupils return after lockdown on Monday
Safety at school
‘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
The school re-opened a few days after it was closed. The acting principal of the Steiner Academy Exeter, Paul Hougham, said changes had already been made to raise standards following the Ofsted inspection. He said: “Robust measures to improve the school were already in place before the notification from the Department for Education and we are in regular contact with DfE officials to demonstrate the progress that has been made over the past two months. … [Read more...] about ‘Inadequate’ Steiner school to be taken over by academy chain
Research into the effects of technology on learning has yet to demonstrate much in the way of positive results, though. A recent study published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that students barred from using laptops or digital devices in lectures and seminars did better in exams than those allowed to use computers and access the internet. And research last year from the London School of Economics found schools that banned pupils from carrying mobile phones showed a sustained improvement in exam results, with the biggest advances coming from struggling students. … [Read more...] about Could Steiner schools have a point on children, tablets and tech?
"As we move into the next phase, it is important that councils have the capacity and necessary data to play their full part in the Test and Trace programme. It is also important to give councils powers to manage outbreaks in places like schools, care homes, businesses and communities if new COVID-19 clusters emerge." … [Read more...] about Will I be fined for refusing to send my child back to school? Your rights explained