• Head's 'fury' as vulnerable kids miss out due to PPE issues

    A headteacher is “furious” after having to tell parents of pupils with complex medical needs that they must stay at home because of a struggle to source appropriate protective equipment.  The Department for Education (DfE) is being urged to clarify arrangements for children who require specialist care, such as those with chronic lung disease, so

    15.00 Sep. 11th, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: Schools to receive just 10 home testing kits each

    Schools and colleges will receive just 10 coronavirus home testing kits each, and should only use them in “exceptional circumstances”, the government has said. Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, announced in July that schools would receive a “small number” of kits to send home with children or staff who develop coronavirus symptoms, but would otherwise

    12.22 Aug. 26th, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: Schools use labs to make equipment for medics

    Schools are making use of their science and design labs to produce protective equipment for medics amid pleas hospitals are running out of supplies to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. One school is using its STEM lab to make oxygen masks for a critical care unit, while others are making face visors for GPs –

    17.50 Apr. 2nd, 2020 | News