• Johnson: Schools will return in September 'with full attendance'

    Schools will reopen with “full attendance” in September, the prime minister has said, as he announced a relaxation of social distancing rules in England. Boris Johnson told the House of Commons today that “primary and secondary education will recommence in September with full attendance”, adding that “those children who can already go to school, should

    13.22 Jun. 23rd, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: Over 1 in 10 secondary schools set to defy government's June 15 reopening plan

    More than one in ten secondary schools look set to ignore government calls to begin reopening to year 10 and 12 pupils next week. A poll by Teacher Tapp found that although over 70 per cent of state secondary school staff reported their school would open more widely next week, 13 per cent said they

    7.00 Jun. 12th, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: 50% oppose back-to-school plans as trust in government slumps

    The government’s plan for the wider reopening of schools from today is opposed by half of Britons, a new survey shows. It comes as headteachers estimate between 40 to 70 per cent of eligible pupils have returned to school today, while education secretary Gavin Williamson told schools there is “no reason” why they shouldn’t take

    17.36 Jun. 1st, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: Reopening on June 1 'may not be possible for all schools' admits Johnson

    Reopening schools to pupils in reception, year 1 and year 6 “may not be possible for all schools”, Boris Johnson has admitted. The prime minister also announced that the government does not expect secondary schools to start providing face-to-face support for year 10 and 12 pupils until June 15, two weeks later than ministers initially

    23.22 May. 24th, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: Test, track and trace system 'will be in place by June 1' says Boris Johnson

    The government’s test, track and trace system will be in place by June 1, Boris Johnson has said. Government scientists said yesterday that reopening schools was reliant on such a system being in place, following reports the scheme was delayed. Asked by opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer if the system would be in place by

    12.42 May. 20th, 2020 | News

  • Poorer pupils 'would miss out under PM's school funding pledge'

    Disadvantaged pupils would miss out on additional money under the prime minister’s pledge to “level up” per-pupil funding for schools, new analysis reveals. The Education Policy Institute found Boris Johnson’s plans for new minimum per-pupil funding levels “would disproportionately direct additional funding towards the least disadvantaged schools”. Johnson vowed to increase levels of funding from

    0.01 Aug. 2nd, 2019 | News