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One school, 25 bereavements: Essex head fears emotional impact of Covid-19

Vic Goddard is one of many school leaders daunted by the burden of supporting pupils and staff through their griefCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVic Goddard is trying not to cry. The headteacher of Passmores academy in Harlow and star of the 2011 TV series is thinking about the 23 pupils and two staff at his school who have been bereaved during the coronavirus pandemic.His greatest fear, a fear that keeps him awake at night and is making his voice tremble, is what ...
Tags: Education, Children, Life and style, Society, UK News, Schools, Primary schools, Secondary Schools, Essex, Bereavement, Harlow, Vic Goddard, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: attendance at English schools will be 'mandatory' from September, says Williamson

Labour leader criticises government lack of leadership on schools; Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish townsEnglish schools to open full-time in SeptemberLeicester ‘shows test and trace working’Ban on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 5.31pm BST The Mirror’s Dan Bloom says what Gavin Williamson said about it being “totally, totally...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, Dan Bloom, Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick


UK coronavirus live: Starmer says government failures stopped more pupils being back in English schools

Labour leader criticises lack of leadership; Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish townsEnglish schools to open full-time in SeptemberLeicester ‘shows test and trace working’Ban on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 4.28pm BST Public Health England has published It covers the week ending on Sunday 28 June. Here’s an extract from the...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, England, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, NHS, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Yorkshire, Leicester, Michael Heseltine


UK coronavirus live: Scotland to relax 2m rule but lockdown-easing paused in some towns after outbreaks

Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish towns; Wales to partially reopen tourism sector; getting English schools back to normal critical, Williamson saysEnglish schools to open full-time in SeptemberLeicester ‘shows test and trace working’Ban on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 3.14pm BST Earlier I posted the figures from the governme...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, NHS, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Public Health England, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, The Labour


UK coronavirus live: Scotland to relax 2-metre rule but lockdown-easing paused in some towns after outbreaks

Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish towns; getting English schools back to normal critical, Williamson saysEnglish schools to open full time in SeptemberBan on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.58pm BST Here are the main points from the Downing Street lobby briefing.Returning to school in September will be mandatory. It’s always the case that ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, Gavin Williamson


UK coronavirus live: moves to ease lockdown paused in some Scottish towns after outbreaks

Scotland to relax 2-metre rule in some areas but lockdown rules will remain around some towns; getting English schools back to normal is critical, Williamson saysEnglish schools to open full time in SeptemberBan on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.30pm BST This week’s Brexit talks have been concluded earlier than expected. While “useful”, David Frost, the UK chief negotiator, said they showed “significan...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, David Frost, Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: getting schools back to normal is critical for national recovery, Williamson tells MPs

Education secretary makes statement on guidance for schools on how to deal with Covid-19 outbreaks as they’re set to reopen in SeptemberFull story: English schools to open full time in SeptemberBan on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesOxford offers best hope of vaccine this year, MPs toldCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.27pm BST According to the DfE guidance, schools should consider holding music lessons or classes outside, perhaps with...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, UK News, Labour, Schools, Local Government, Public Health England, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, Richard Burgon, Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


UK coronavirus live: government publishes plan for all schools in England to open full time in September

Education secretary to publish guidance for primary and secondary schools on how to deal with Covid-19 outbreaks Oxford offers best hope of vaccine this year, MPs toldLeicester outbreak driven by under-19s and workersCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.25am BST Limits on group sizes will be lifted in nurseries, childminders, and other early years providers from later this month, the Department for Education has said.As PA Media reports, early years provider...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Oxford, Schools, Local Government, Michael Heseltine, Department for Education, Paul Whiteman, NAHT, Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick, PA Media


UK coronavirus: Hancock announces local lockdown for Leicester — as it happened

Leicester lockdown extended; UK official death toll rises by 25; parents in England face fines if they refuse to send children back to school in SeptemberBoris Johnson pledges ‘Rooseveltian’ economy pushFA to make 124 positions redundant after blaming Covid-19England park staff fear chaos on ‘Super Saturday’Global coronavirus updates - live 10.59pm BST A streamlined application process will enable pubs and restaurants to get permission for on-street dining in around 10 days, a measure formi...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Keir Starmer, Press Association, Hancock, BBC Radio Leicester, Glenfield, Alok Sharma, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Hancock announces local lockdown for Leicester

Leicester lockdown extended; UK official death toll rises by 25; parents in England face fines if they refuse to send children back to school in SeptemberBoris Johnson pledges ‘Rooseveltian’ economy pushFA to make 124 positions redundant after blaming Covid-19England park staff fear chaos on ‘Super Saturday’Global coronavirus updates - live 10.24pm BST Nick Rushton, the leader of Leicestershire County Council, appeared supportive of the new restrictions for Leicester and surrounding areas:P...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Keir Starmer, Leicester City Council, Hancock, BBC Radio Leicester, Peter Soulsby, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak, SeptemberBoris Johnson


UK coronavirus live: Hancock announces extension of lockdown in Leicester

Leicester lockdown extended; UK official death toll rises by 25; parents in England face fines if they refuse to send children back to school in SeptemberBoris Johnson pledges ‘Rooseveltian’ economy pushFA to make 124 positions redundant after blaming Covid-19England park staff fear chaos on ‘Super Saturday’Global coronavirus updates - live 9.32pm BST Rakesh Parmar, who owns Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe in Leicester city centre, told the Press Association that the further restrictions will affect h...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Keir Starmer, Press Association, Hancock, The Press Association, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak, SeptemberBoris Johnson, Rakesh Parmar


Why the UK is the sick man of Europe again | Letters

British neoliberalism, social inequality and arrogance have left us trailing in Germany’s wake in the fight against coronavirus, argue John Green and Glyn Turton, while Jinty Nelson says the UK has been losing ground in other areas for yearsMartin Kettle is absolutely right in his comparison between Germany’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and that of the UK (On different planets: how Germany tackled the pandemic, and Britain flailed, 24 June). But one big factor is the fact that Germany is n...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Education, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, British identity and society


Lagos distributes free phones in bid to bridge digital and educational divide

Closure of Nigeria’s schools during lockdown has hit access to learning for poorer children Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLike millions of other children in the sprawling Nigerian city of Lagos, 15-year-old Sharifa Umar switched from classroom learning to lessons over radio, TV and the internet when schools were closed in March because of the coronavirus outbreak.Programmes set up by the city authorities for public schools have aired on television and radio, followi...
Tags: Technology, Education, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Mobile Phones, Education policy, Global development, Lagos, Coronavirus outbreak, Sharifa Umar


The coronavirus backlash: how the pandemic is destroying women's rights

Women are bearing the brunt of the economic fallout and taking on a greater share of domestic work and childcare – while visits to the Refuge website are up 950%. Is this the biggest ever leap backward for women?When lockdown began, Naomi initially hoped she could muddle through. She was used to working from home as a management consultant, and her boss was flexible about when the work got done. But, as a single parent to two children, seven and six, a few weeks of home schooling by day and work...
Tags: Family, Money, Education, Children, Women, Life and style, Childcare, Mental Health, Infectious Diseases, Employability, Job losses, Parents and parenting, Gender Pay Gap, Naomi, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: all children in England will be back at school in September, says Gavin Williamson

News updates: education secretary says guidance will be issued to schools in next two weeks; Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173Coronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.56pm BST The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 among prisons in England and Wales continues ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Wales, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Ministry Of Justice, Pamela Duncan


UK coronavirus live: Gavin Williamson holds Downing Street daily briefing

News updates: Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173; infections fall across UK by between 4% and 2% a day, but could be increasing in LondonCoronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm BST Q. Northern Ireland has already done this, why are we waiting?Williamson says...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Gavin Williamson


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173

News updates: infections fall across UK by between 4% and 2% a day, but could be increasing in London; UK alert level cut from 4 to 3Coronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 3.22pm BST The rate of spread of the coronavirus infection across the UK is shrinking, new figures published by the government show.For...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, London, Education, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Gavin Williamson, DHSC, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Matt Hancock hails 'big moment' as Covid-19 alert level reduced from 4 to 3

News updates: Education secretary to reveal details of £1bn funding package for schools to help pupils catch up on lessons missed during the coronavirus lockdown English schools to get £1bn to help pupils catch up after lockdown4.5m people in UK forced to become unpaid carers due to Covid crisisCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 11.28am BST A brief recap: The UK’s chief medical officers have agreed to downgrade the coronavirus alert level from four to three after a “stead...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Education, CMO, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Amber Rudd, JTAC, Matt Hancock, Gavin Williamson


Johnson makes U-turn on free school meals after Rashford campaign

‘Covid summer food fund’ announced after pressure from footballer and campaignersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has been forced into a humbling U-turn over providing food vouchers for some of England’s poorest families after a campaign launched by the footballer Marcus Rashford threatened to engulf his government in another crisis.In an embarrassing about-face, the prime minister said that on Tuesday he had called the England and Manchester United strik...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, Children, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Manchester United, Schools, Education policy, Johnson, School meals, Rashford, Marcus Rashford


Boris Johnson makes U-turn on free school meals after Marcus Rashford campaign

‘Covid summer food fund’ announced after pressure from campaigners including footballer Marcus RashfordCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has executed a humiliating U-turn over free school meals for the poorest families over the summer, announcing a new £120m voucher scheme after pressure from footballer Marcus Rashford.Just hours before Labour was due to force a vote on the issue in the House of Commons, risking a rebellion from Conservative backbenchers, ...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, House Of Commons, Schools, Education policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, School meals, Marcus Rashford, Coronavirus outbreak


Four in 10 pupils have had little contact with teachers during lockdown

Two separate studies raise fears that millions of children, particularly in state schools, have done almost no work at allCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFour in 10 pupils in England are not in regular contact with their teachers, a study has found, amid mounting evidence of wide disparities in the provision of schoolwork during lockdown and fears that millions of children are doing little or nothing at all.The report for the National Foundation for Educational Resear...
Tags: England, Education, UK News, Schools, Private Schools, Coronavirus outbreak, National Foundation for Educational Research NFER


2m children in UK 'have done almost no school work in lockdown'

Private school pupils five times as likely to get near-full-time teaching during crisis, study findsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePrivate school pupils are five times more likely to get near-full-time teaching online during lockdown as those at state schools, according to research that suggests far less school work is being done at home than previously thought.The study, by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), found that 2 million children in the UK – about one in ...
Tags: UK, Education, UK News, Schools, Private Schools, Coronavirus outbreak, UCL Institute of Education IOE


‘The waste and excess is more visible’: how coronavirus is shaking up fashion

The industry has been taken apart at the seams. Is this the end of lavish shows and packed front rows?It was on the morning of 18 March, when Glastonbury was confirmed cancelled, that Sarah Gresty, BA course leader in fashion at Central Saint Martins (CSM), realised that the class of 2020 would be a graduating year unlike any other. “That was when we thought: OK, this is only heading one way. After that, everything happened really fast. That evening many of the international students started get...
Tags: Fashion, Technology, Instagram, Students, Education, Youtube, Life and style, Higher Education, Graduation, Anna Wintour, Dries Van Noten, Glastonbury, Zoom, Tiktok, Coronavirus outbreak, Sarah Gresty


Prime minister is risking basic right to an education, says children’s tsar

Tory pressure grows for a teaching plan amid fears that reduced schooling ‘is becoming default’Boris Johnson was accused of putting children’s basic right to education at risk last night, as he faced a mounting chorus of pleas to unveil an unprecedented emergency programme for England’s pupils.With growing frustration among teachers, MPs and unions over the chaotic return of schools, Anne Longfield, the children’s commissioner for England, warned there was a “very dangerous” threat to the histor...
Tags: England, Education, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Schools, Education policy, Boris Johnson, Anne Longfield, Coronavirus outbreak


Back to school: what lessons can UK learn from rest of Europe?

Schools are reopening with staggered classes, distancing and ‘protective bubbles’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile uncertainty over the reopening of English schools continues to provoke anger, concern and incredulity in the UK, other European countries have been sending children back to class for weeks - if not months. Here’s what 10 of them are doing, or are planning to do. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK, Education, France, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Denmark, Coronavirus outbreak


‘Many girls have been cut’: how global school closures left children at risk

Covid-19 lockdown made children vulnerable to abuses including FGM and child marriage say NGOs, as schools in England prepare to reopenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 school closures have exposed children around the world to human rights abuses such as forced genital mutilation, early marriage and sexual violence, child protection experts say.Globally, the World Bank estimates that 1.6 billion children were locked out of education by Covid-19. As schools in E...
Tags: England, Education, Nigeria, Africa, Women, World news, Schools, World Bank, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Fgm, Niger, Female genital mutilation (FGM, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Parents call for virtual school for Scottish pupils

With many struggling to balance working and schooling from home, some say a single online platform is neededCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome parents are calling for a Scotland-wide virtual school as anxieties grow at the prospect of indefinite home schooling into the autumn and beyond.While pupils transitioning into primary and secondary schools should be in class briefly before the summer holidays begin at the end of June, the majority of Scotland’s schoolchildre...
Tags: Education, Scotland, UK News, Schools, Primary schools, Secondary Schools, Coronavirus outbreak


Poll reveals half of parents unconvinced that school is safe for their children's return

Teachers’ union leader warns situation ‘untenable’ as health officials say track and trace system has been left too lateCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageParents are divided over the prospect of sending their children back to school, a new poll has revealed, as parent groups warned that mixed messages and poor communication had caused widespread anxiety about returning.With school leaders still grappling with the practicalities of reopening primary schools for some year...
Tags: England, Education, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Epidemics, Schools, Primary schools, Education policy, Local Government, Parents and parenting, Opinion polls, David Laws, Mary Bousted, Coronavirus outbreak


Ministers rejected school reopening plan recommended by Sage experts

Documents reveal that PM’s current plan was not among those modelled for scientistsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA low-risk scenario where pupils in England would attend school on alternating weeks was presented to the government as the most likely way to gain popular support before ministers instead settled on their plan for a widespread reopening on 1 June, newly published papers have revealed.The government’s plan for reopening schools to entire classes of recept...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Science, Education, Children, Society, UK News, Schools, Education policy, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak


Up to 1,500 English primary schools to defy 1 June reopening plan

Coronavirus rebellion by councils forces government to say it will not sanction themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUp to 1,500 primary schools in England are expected to remain closed on 1 June after a rebellion by at least 18 councils forced the government to say it had no plans to sanction them.As the backlash escalated over the government’s policy of lifting the coronavirus lockdown on schools in a fortnight, a number of new local authorities said on Tuesday they ...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, Society, UK News, Schools, Primary schools, Education policy, Local Government, Yorkshire, Solihull, Coronavirus outbreak, Birmingham Calderdale council



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