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Welsh minister: all pupils will be at school in September

State schools will be fully open with only limited social distancing within classesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAll state school pupils in Wales are set to return to classrooms on 1 September and will be taught within “contact groups” of around 30 children, with only limited social distancing.The scientific group advising the Welsh government has recommended that schools reopen in the autumn with “100% of pupils physically present” – as long as Covid-19 continues t...
Tags: Education, Wales, UK News, Teaching, Schools, Primary schools, Secondary Schools, Teacher Network, Coronavirus outbreak


Scottish politicians call for urgent action to stop Gaelic dying out

Justice secretary, Kate Forbes, among those asking for language to be prioritised in public lifeSenior politicians in Scotland’s Gaelic-speaking areas have called for the language to be given much greater priority in civil and public life to stop it dying out.Kate Forbes, the Scottish justice secretary, and Alasdair Allan, a former minister, said Gaelic had to be given precedence or parity in all areas of public life and the economy across Gaelic areas of the Highlands and islands. Continue read...
Tags: Politics, Justice, Education, Scotland, UK News, Culture, Heritage, Scottish politics, Languages, Kate Forbes, Alasdair Allan, Gaelic


Gove and Johnson 'sold as slaves' at Oxford student charity event

After PM’s behaviour with the Bullingdon Club, evidence emerges of further antics at Union Society fundraiser It may have only merited a few paragraphs in the student newspaper and have taken place 33 years ago, but an Oxford Union Society “slave auction” in which Boris Johnson and Michael Gove were involved is powerful proof of how politicians’ pasts can come back to haunt them.“Union slave auction” was the headline in Cherwell, the journal for Oxford students, on 12 June 1987. The small story ...
Tags: Politics, Education, Conservatives, UK News, Higher Education, Oxford, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, University of Oxford, Johnson, Gove, Black Lives Matter Movement, Cherwell, Bullingdon Club, Union Society, Oxford Union Society


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


'Office for talent' to be set up for scientists who want to work in UK

Unit based in No 10 will help researchers navigate post-Brexit immigration systemDowning Street is to set up a cross-departmental unit called the “office for talent” as a way to help leading scientists, researchers and others live and work in the UK in the post-Brexit immigration system.The plan, which the Liberal Democrats said was simply trying to make up the damage caused by Brexit, is intended to “ensure excellent customer service across the immigration system”, a government announcement sai...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, Research, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Higher Education, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Dominic Cummings


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


Paul McCartney calls for meat to no longer be mandatory in England's school meals

Former Beatle and his daughters Stella and Mary sign letter to education secretarySir Paul McCartney and his daughters Stella and Mary have joined a call to change guidance which makes it mandatory to serve fish, meat and dairy in England’s school meals.The McCartneys, founders of Meat Free Monday, want to see school children given more opportunities to choose climate-friendly vegan meals. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Nutrition, Education, UK News, Paul Mccartney, Veganism, Stella Mccartney, Stella, Mary, McCartneys


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


Malala Yousafzai full of 'joy and gratitude' after graduating from Oxford

Educational campaigner tweets about completing PPE degreeThe Nobel prize-winning campaigner Malala Yousafzai has expressed her “joy and gratitude” after completing her degree at University of Oxford.The 22-year-old shared two pictures of herself covered in confetti on Twitter with the caption: “Hard to express my joy and gratitude right now as I completed my Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree at Oxford. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, UK News, World news, Higher Education, Oxford, Malala Yousafzai, University of Oxford, Oxford Continue, Philosophy Politics and Economics


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


Bank praised by Boris Johnson had slavery links, data shows

Arbuthnot Latham founder owned hundreds of people and received payout when trade was abolished, UCL saysA UK private bank praised by Boris Johnson is facing scrutiny over its historical links to the slave trade after two other big British businesses pledged to pay reparations for their role.Alfred Latham and John Alves Arbuthnot co-founded Arbuthnot Latham, a private bank in the City of London that specialises in managing money for the wealthy. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, London, Education, Africa, Race, UK News, World news, Banking, Financial Sector, Slavery, Colonialism, Boris Johnson, Caribbean, UCL (University College London


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


Fall of Bristol's Colston statue revives Rhodes campaign in Oxford

Rhodes Must Fall rally planned at Oriel College four years after officials said statue would stayThe dramatic toppling of a statue of the slave trader Edward Colston at a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol has reignited the campaign to remove a statue of the Victorian imperialist Cecil Rhodes at Oxford University.The Rhodes Must Fall campaign has called for a demonstration on Tuesday outside Oriel College, where a likeness of the controversial 19th-century figure – who supported apartheid-sty...
Tags: Education, Africa, Race, UK News, World news, Oxford, Bristol, University of Oxford, Rhodes, Oriel College, Cecil Rhodes, Colston, Edward Colston, Oxford University The Rhodes Must Fall


Drama schools accused of hypocrisy over anti-racism statements

UK’s leading institutions apologise after current and former students highlight racist incidentsThe UK’s most prestigious drama schools have apologised for not doing enough to combat racism on their campuses after being accused of hypocrisy over social media posts in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada), the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (Alra), the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (Lipa) and ...
Tags: UK, Education, Race, UK News, Culture, Higher Education, Stage, Universities, Acting, Black Lives Matter, Drama and dance, University of London, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Oxford School of Drama, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama



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