• Coronavirus: Help poorer children access online learning, charity begs tech firms

    Tech firms and internet providers have been asked to help poorer children get online after a survey revealed just two per cent of teachers working in the poorest communities believe all their pupils can access the internet at home. A survey of more than 6,000 teachers by Teacher Tapp found the vast majority in the

    13.34 Mar. 26th, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: DfE will bus vulnerable and key worker pupils to other schools if theirs can't stay open

    It will be “impossible” for some schools to remain open for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers, the government has admitted. In new guidance for parents, the Department for Education said pupils at schools that can’t stay open due to staff shortages will attend neighbouring schools. And the government will also “provide transport arrangements”

    10.34 Mar. 20th, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: School closures 'may be necessary' over staff shortages, says PHE

    Public Health England has updated its guidance for schools, warning it “may be necessary” to close schools if staff isolation due to coronavirus causes “operational issues”. Until this morning, the organisation’s official advice stated that there was “no need” to close schools or send learners or staff home, even if they had a suspected case.

    11.48 Mar. 16th, 2020 | News

  • No school closures yet as government moves to coronavirus 'delay' phase

    Closing schools at this stage in the spread of the coronavirus epidemic could do “more harm than good”, Boris Johnson has warned, as he announced closures are not yet on the cards despite an escalation of the government’s response. The prime minister yesterday reiterated advice that schools “should only close if they are specifically advised

    17.05 Mar. 12th, 2020 | News