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One MILLION pupils skip classes due to Covid fears as 4% of schools are closed

Up to one million schoolchildren are reportedly skipping class as the nation is gripped by the fear of a second coronavirus spike.   Official attendance records have shown that of the 8.82 million schoolchildren in the UK, around one in eight pupils have not returned to school, despite 96 per cent of schools reopening since the pandemic.  … Read more One MILLION pupils skip classes due to Covid fears as 4% of schools are closed

White working-class children are UK’s most deprived pupils MPs warned

White working-class children are UK’s most deprived pupils – and they’ll be hardest hit by Covid fallout too, researchers warn MPs Research was submitted to the Committee Education Select Committee Children eligible for free school meals half as likely to do well in GCSEs as poor people from ethnic backgrounds One Oxford University don said … Read more White working-class children are UK’s most deprived pupils MPs warned

White working-class children are UK’s most deprived pupils MPs warned

White working-class children are UK’s most deprived pupils – and they’ll be hardest hit by Covid fallout too, researchers warn MPs Research was submitted to the Committee Education Select Committee Children eligible for free school meals half as likely to do well in GCSEs as poor people from ethnic backgrounds One Oxford University don said … Read more White working-class children are UK’s most deprived pupils MPs warned

Pupils at £39,000-a-year St Paul’s School have ferried across the Thames in BOATS after bridge shuts

Fed-up parents of pupils at a £39,000-a-year bankside school have been using small boats to cross the River Thames after Hammersmith Bridge was closed for repairs. Mothers and fathers with children at boys-only St Paul’s School near Barnes, south west London, have been secretly doing drop-offs in the tiny vessels after the route was shut. … Read more Pupils at £39,000-a-year St Paul’s School have ferried across the Thames in BOATS after bridge shuts

Headteachers warn 740 schools have been forced to shut or send pupils home

Britain’s testing fiasco has forced 740 schools to send children home, an academy chain boss revealed today amid warnings from teachers the situation is getting ‘out of control’. Steve Chalke, the head of Oasis Academies Trust, made the alarming claim as Boris Johnson faced mounting pressure to get a grip over widespread lack of access … Read more Headteachers warn 740 schools have been forced to shut or send pupils home

Hundreds of pupils sent home after just one pupil tested positive for Covid

School leaders are forcing hundreds of pupils to isolate at home for two weeks after just one child tests positive for coronavirus. Whole year groups are being sent home amid major confusion among teachers and local public health officials over the Government’s official guidance for schools. Current guidance to schools states: ‘Maintaining distinct groups or … Read more Hundreds of pupils sent home after just one pupil tested positive for Covid

Hundreds of pupils sent home after just one pupil tested positive for Covid

School leaders are forcing hundreds of pupils to isolate at home for two weeks after just one child tests positive for coronavirus. Whole year groups are being sent home amid major confusion among teachers and local public health officials over the Government’s official guidance for schools. Current guidance to schools states: ‘Maintaining distinct groups or … Read more Hundreds of pupils sent home after just one pupil tested positive for Covid

Facing the front and paying attention! Pupils go back to sitting in rows and facing the teacher

Millions of children returned to school today and the classrooms of old – as new coronavirus safety rules mean they have to now sit in rows again and face their teacher.  Part of the covid-secure measures mean modern arrangements, which used to see pupils opposite each other around desks, have been axed to prevent any … Read more Facing the front and paying attention! Pupils go back to sitting in rows and facing the teacher

Health chief in low-risk city tells pupils and school staff to wear face masks in communal areas 

Health chief in low-risk Sheffield tells pupils and school staff to wear face masks in communal areas Greg Fell has advised all secondary schools to implement the safety-first policy The move was criticised by the chairman of the Campaign for Real Education  Government guidance says schools in hotspot areas to wear face coverings By Chris Brooke for … Read more Health chief in low-risk city tells pupils and school staff to wear face masks in communal areas 

The future of school: Pupils in Scotland wear face masks to class for the first time

The future of school: Pupils in Scotland wear face masks to class for the first time since they were made mandatory and the day before students south of the border return Thousands of children in Scotland returned to school today in face masks  The measures are in place in communal areas and corridors but not … Read more The future of school: Pupils in Scotland wear face masks to class for the first time