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Testing fiasco threatens schools chaos: Teachers call for coronavirus screening

Testing fiasco threatens schools chaos: Teachers call for coronavirus screening as thousands of pupils across the country are sent home from lessons… but the demand is set to be low on ministers’ ‘priority list’ Almost every school in the country is now suffering virus-related problems, unions warn Teachers fear a ‘lockdown by default’ as thousands … Read more Testing fiasco threatens schools chaos: Teachers call for coronavirus screening

Gavin Williamson refuses to say Ofqual is ‘fit for purpose’ after exams fiasco

Gavin Williamson refuses to say Ofqual is ‘fit for purpose’ after exams fiasco as he agrees ministers should have ‘a greater degree of oversight’ in the wave of A-Level and GCSE grade crisis  By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 11:37 BST, 16 September 2020 | Updated: 11:37 BST, 16 September 2020 Gavin Williamson … Read more Gavin Williamson refuses to say Ofqual is ‘fit for purpose’ after exams fiasco

What’s REALLY behind Britain’s coronavirus testing fiasco?

Britain’s coronavirus testing system has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks amid reports that people are unable to get tested for the virus. Government officials including Health Secretary Matt Hancock and the testing boss at NHS Test & Trace have blamed ‘lab capacity’ for the shortcomings. Hospital staff now warn they are staying home … Read more What’s REALLY behind Britain’s coronavirus testing fiasco?

Britain’s testing fiasco leaves doctors and nurses unable to get checked

Britain’s Covid-19 testing fiasco has left doctors and nurses unable to work because they can’t get checked for the illness, preventing the NHS getting back to normal. NHS staff are having to leave the frontline to self-isolate because they or family members cannot book a test. NHS Providers says that if the shortage is not … Read more Britain’s testing fiasco leaves doctors and nurses unable to get checked

London’s Covid fiasco: Helpline says NO home test kit or drive-in available with nearest in BRADFORD

London’s Covid testing fiasco: Phone operators tell callers there are NO home test kits or drive-thru slots and nearest place to get tested is 200 miles away in BRADFORD (despite centres sitting empty in capital) One caller was told there was nothing available in London to drive-thru or post But when she went to Twickenham … Read more London’s Covid fiasco: Helpline says NO home test kit or drive-in available with nearest in BRADFORD

Second head rolls over exam fiasco as Boris Johnson fires top education civil servant

Boris Johnson fired the top civil servant at the Department for Education today saying ‘fresh official leadership’ was needed after the A-Level and GCSE exam fiasco.  Jonathan Slater will step down on September 1, it was announced today, the day after Ofqual chief executive Sally Collier resigned from her post int he wake of the … Read more Second head rolls over exam fiasco as Boris Johnson fires top education civil servant

Labour leader Keir Starmer attacks ‘confusion and incompetence’ from government over exams fiasco

Keir Starmer today warned plans for children to return to classrooms in September could be at ‘serious risk’ due to the government’s chaotic handling of exam results.  The Labour leader said Downing Street had wasted two weeks which could have been spent preparing for the new school year ‘clearing up a mess of the government’s … Read more Labour leader Keir Starmer attacks ‘confusion and incompetence’ from government over exams fiasco

Gavin Williamson says he was visiting relatives in Scarborough in run up to A-level fiasco

Gavin Williamson has hit back at claims he was on holiday as the A-Level results fiasco unfolded in the UK, saying he was only in Scarborough to visit his relatives. The under-fire Education Secretary added that he has also cancelled his family’s holiday to remain in the country and deal with problems caused by algorithms downgrading … Read more Gavin Williamson says he was visiting relatives in Scarborough in run up to A-level fiasco

Adviser linked to exams fiasco given key role in controversial new planning changes

Adviser linked to exams fiasco is given a key role in new planning changes that critics fear could see developers ‘concreting’ the countryside Tim Leunig joins team working on biggest changes to building laws in 70 years  Dr Leunig was on government group that advised how to standardise grades Standardisation led to the downgrading of … Read more Adviser linked to exams fiasco given key role in controversial new planning changes

Education Minister shared her holiday snaps from an Alpine chalet as exams fiasco unfolded

An Education Minister was under fire last night for enjoying a holiday in the French Alps while teenagers in Britain went ‘through hell’ over their exam grades. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that as students worried over their futures, Gillian Keegan enjoyed hiking trips, mountain biking and dips in a mountain lake – and boasted … Read more Education Minister shared her holiday snaps from an Alpine chalet as exams fiasco unfolded