Government denies claims its schools testing plans have been thrown into chaos

Government denies claims its schools testing plans have been thrown into chaos because the medical regulator has refused to green-light using the necessary kits Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency ‘would not sign off’ Reportedly objected to the use of rapid 30-minute lateral flow tests for pupils  Government has denied the claims and defended its … Read more Government denies claims its schools testing plans have been thrown into chaos

Gavin Williamson admits schools could stay shut BEYOND February half-term

Gavin Williamson admits schools could stay shut BEYOND February half-term as MPs demand guarantee ‘signed in blood’ that classrooms will reopen as soon as possible Gavin Williamson said could be ‘areas of particular need’ where schools stay shut MPs told Mr Williamson they want pledge ‘signed in blood’ schools will reopen Education Secretary also declined … Read more Gavin Williamson admits schools could stay shut BEYOND February half-term

Jacqueline Jossa reveals they quite likes home schooling as it’s like ‘playing schools with mummy’

Jacqueline Jossa reveals she likes home schooling her kids and daughter Ella enjoys it because it’s like ‘playing schools with mummy’ By Georgia Simcox For Mailonline Published: 01:42 GMT, 12 January 2021 | Updated: 01:57 GMT, 12 January 2021 She is a mother of two daughters, five-year-old Ella and two-year-old Mia.  And Jacqueline Jossa has revealed … Read more Jacqueline Jossa reveals they quite likes home schooling as it’s like ‘playing schools with mummy’

Schools are refusing to allow children into class unless BOTH parents are key workers

Schools are ignoring government guidelines and refusing to allow children into class unless BOTH parents are key workers, MailOnline has learned. Department for Education guidance states that only one parent needs to be a critical worker for their child to attend class – even if both parents are working from home. It adds parents who … Read more Schools are refusing to allow children into class unless BOTH parents are key workers

Covid England: Calls for attendance cap as schools up to 60% full

Key workers have been told to keep their children at home after it was revealed that up to 60 per cent of schools are full despite the national lockdown. One in 10 schools had between 40 and 60 per cent of students attending during the first week of the new lockdown, according to a poll … Read more Covid England: Calls for attendance cap as schools up to 60% full

Calls for an attendance cap as study reveals schools are up to 60 PER CENT full

The government is facing calls for an attendance cap on schools after a shocking survey revealed that up to 60 per cent of them are full despite the national lockdown. One in 10 schools had between 40 and 60 per cent of students attending during the first week of the new lockdown, according to a … Read more Calls for an attendance cap as study reveals schools are up to 60 PER CENT full

No firm evidence that closing schools reduces the spread of coronavirus, say British scientists

No firm evidence that closing schools reduces the spread of coronavirus, say leading British scientists Prime Minister made a U-turn just 24 hours after he insisted schools were safe  Government is set to review the closures in mid-February, ahead of the half-term The review of studies was carried out by respected doctors and academics By … Read more No firm evidence that closing schools reduces the spread of coronavirus, say British scientists

How Matt Hancock, Michael Gove and Chris Whitty convinced Boris Johnson to close schools

How Matt Hancock, Michael Gove and Chris Whitty convinced Boris to close schools: ‘Bullish’ PM was ‘the last man standing’ until caving to pressure amid third national lockdown The Prime Minister faced a stark situation in a ‘dashboard’ meeting on Monday  Boris Johnson went on to describe the data as a ‘bit unclear’ during an interview  … Read more How Matt Hancock, Michael Gove and Chris Whitty convinced Boris Johnson to close schools

Welsh lockdown is extended for with schools and colleges staying shut until February half-term

Welsh lockdown is extended for three more weeks with schools and colleges staying shut until February half-term without ‘significant’ drop in infections, First Minister Mark Drakeford confirms Mark Drakeford confirmed the Level 4 restrictions in Wales will not be lifted  School and college students will continue learning online till February half-term The First Minister said … Read more Welsh lockdown is extended for with schools and colleges staying shut until February half-term

Covid UK: Teaching union is blasted for ‘appalling triumphalism’ after Boris Johnson shut schools

Fury erupted after Britain’s biggest teaching union sent a ‘gloating’ email telling members ‘You did it!’ after Boris Johnson closed all schools in Monday night’s lockdown announcement. Teachers were left appalled by the victorious tone of the message from the left-wing National Education Union (NEU) to its 500,000 members at the decision which left nine … Read more Covid UK: Teaching union is blasted for ‘appalling triumphalism’ after Boris Johnson shut schools