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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


We can’t expect learners and teachers to function optimally right now

It may well be that we have warm bodies in schools, but to think their minds are highly productive is a reach The post We can’t expect learners and teachers to function optimally right now appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Students, Education, Mental Health, Teachers, Schools, Openaccess, Education System, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Schools South Africa, coronavirus South Africa


International students need to be treated equally

Contradictory pandemic regulations could to be putting critical training in jeopardy The post International students need to be treated equally appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Travel, Students, Education, Schools, Universities, International Students, Learners, Openaccess, SADC, Southern African Development Community, University of Free State, Lockdown, Medical Training, Department of Higher Education and Training, Medical Professions, Coronavirus


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


Grades are like grenades

Photo from Flickr  Grades are grenades exploding in the mind like waves and wounding little children as they try to find a place to avoid the flying shrapnel of sarcasm and hide behind the walls they build and weep within a chasm of silence their faces contorted with confusion at the verbal violence. Grades are like grenades With remnants of regret they strive to avoid the bottom set while aspiring to be the teacher’s pet which is something many grasp for but few will re...
Tags: Learning, Education, Children, Teachers, Assessment, Testing, Schools, Content, Grades, eLearning, Steve Wheeler


Schools have tanks – but no water

The state rapidly put in place a solution for the emergency provision of water, but it has been hampered by the shortage, and cost, of water tankers The post Schools have tanks – but no water appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Schools, Department Of Education, Democratic Alliance, Development Bank of South Africa, Lockdown, Lindiwe Sisulu, Department of Water and Sanitation, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks, COVID-19, Rand Water, Water Tanks


‘Covid-19 to deepen inequalities in education’ — report

A report from Unesco highlights a lack of access to online learning: only 12% of learners in sub-Saharan Africa can connect to the internet at home The post ‘Covid-19 to deepen inequalities in education’ — report appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Unesco, Access, Schools, Inequality, Sexual Orientation, Online Learning, Learners, Openaccess, Saharan Africa, Audrey Azoulay, Top Six, United Nations Educational, Albinism, GEM report, Coronavirus


Investing in education as a global common good

High-stakes choices today, transforming education for tomorrow. Covid-19 must be used as a catalyst to strengthen health and education The post Investing in education as a global common good appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Education, Africa, Unesco, Schools, Ethiopia, Universities, Audrey Azoulay, Top Six, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Futures of Education, Sahle-Work Zewde


Nigerian ex-Eton pupil says he will return to accept racism apology

Novelist Dillibe Onyeama wrote book about abuse received during time at elite school• Contains language some readers may find offensiveA Nigerian novelist who was one of Eton’s first black students says he will visit the school after the current headmaster apologised for the “appalling” racism he experienced in the 1960s and extended an invitation.Dillibe Onyeama says he was shocked by the school’s offer of an apology, but would return as long as Eton covered the cost of his travel and accommoda...
Tags: Books, Education, Nigeria, Africa, Race, World news, Culture, Schools, Private Schools, Eton, Dillibe Onyeama


Security at schools is not the community’s responsibility

It is unrealistic to expect vulnerable people to ensure that nearby schools aren’t vandalised or robbed The post Security at schools is not the community’s responsibility appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Crime, Education, Theft, Devices, Schools, Private Schools, Online Learning, Vandalism, ICT, Top Six, School Security, South Africa (country, Quintile 5 Schools


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


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


After MLK's assassination, this schoolteacher conducted a legendary social experiment to teach kids about racism

On April 5, 1968, the day after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, Riceville, Iowa schoolteacher Jane Elliott ran an incredible social experiment in her third grade classroom. Her "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" exercise identified the kids "as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority." The exercise had a tremendous, and lasting, impact on those children and countless others, and sparked Elliott's lifelong role as a an an...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Education, Teachers, Racism, Schools, Black Lives Matter, Martin Luther King Jr, Elliott, Jane Elliott, Riceville Iowa, Elliott Below


High-risk teachers vulnerable to Covid-19 now know how they will be treated

Protocols have now been established for school educators who are aged 60 and above and for those with comorbidities The post High-risk teachers vulnerable to Covid-19 now know how they will be treated appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Teachers, Schools, Openaccess, Department of Basic Education, Teachers Unions, Allen Thompson, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Corona Lead, Mathanzi Mweli, South African Democratic Teachers’ Union


‘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


How schools could work during Covid

Ahead of their opening on Monday, the basic education department has given schools three models to consider to ensure physical distancing The post How schools could work during Covid appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Schools, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, COVID, Social Distancing, National Command Council, Grade 12


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



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