How could children make up for lost school time?

With children in England back in the classroom, teachers face the massive task of making up for months of missed learning. A £720m package has been announced to help pupils in England catch up – although teachers’ unions say more is needed.  Here are some of the measures which could be used to help pupils. 1. Summer […]

Schools report 90 per cent of pupils taking on-site Covid test’s

Nine out of 10 pupils are taking part in on-site Covid testing at the  majority of schools and colleges on the first day of the full return, a  union survey has found. A poll of 729 secondary schools and colleges from the Association of  School and College Leaders (ASCL) found 54 per cent of leaders […]

First day back at school has ‘gone well’, say heads

The first day back at school for millions of children in England has “gone well”, say head teachers. They  are reporting high levels of take-up of Covid tests and compliance with  new rules on wearing masks in secondary school classrooms. Primary schools have opened in full, but most secondary schools are phasing a return to […]

Lateral flow testing in England’s schools

As schools in England prepare to welcome all children back  on Monday, staff and parents are getting ready for a new coronavirus  testing regime. So what do we know about the “lateral flow” devices they’ll be using?  Should we be worried about false negatives or false positives? And will  asymptomatic testing be enough to keep […]

Sanitisation and Safety in Schools

Stopping the spread is one of the many issues in this Corona Virus  pandemic. Schools are excellent at educating our children and keeping  them safe, at the best of times. However, currently, these are not the  best of times and with research confirming children as spreaders, this  pandemic places added responsibilities on schools to keep children  safe and help prevent the spread. Risk assessments show how schools are managing the […]

Students to return from 8th March. What you need to know

From Monday 8 March, schools and colleges will open to all pupils  with asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in place. University students on  practical courses will also return on Monday 8 March. The return of all  pupils is a priority in the Government’s roadmap for the easing of  restrictions and recovery from the impact of coronavirus pandemic. […]