Fears that classrooms will remain closed until after Easter holidays unless Covid-19 cases fall

Schools could be shut until AFTER Easter holidays: Scientists warn classrooms should remain closed until Covid-19 cases falls dramatically Schools could remain shut until after Easter unless virus cases fall dramatically Education Secretary still hopes schools might return after February half-term But government source said it was becoming ‘increasingly difficult’ to see how schools could … Read more Fears that classrooms will remain closed until after Easter holidays unless Covid-19 cases fall

Gavin Williamson says parents will get TWO WEEKS’ notice on schools reopening

Gavin Williamson says parents will get TWO WEEKS’ notice on whether schools will reopen after February half-term as he vows children will get priority in easing lockdown By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline Published: 07:57 GMT, 21 January 2021 | Updated: 08:02 GMT, 21 January 2021 Gavin Williamson today vowed parents will get two … Read more Gavin Williamson says parents will get TWO WEEKS’ notice on schools reopening

Fresh free school meals row as union warns poor families will NOT get food over February half-term

Meal scheme will switch for half-term  The free meal system for school pupils will change over the February half term – as the government tries to balance its books by using a different department’s funding for the food. In a switchover that has the potential to spark some administration issues, meals for those that need … Read more Fresh free school meals row as union warns poor families will NOT get food over February half-term

Priti Patel calls for ‘action’ against food firm Chartwells behind ‘appalling’ free school meals

Priti Patel today called for the £24.8billion-earning company behind the meal parcel that sparked the school dinner scandal to be punished, declaring ‘they should be ashamed of themselves’. The Home Secretary described the food package from Compass group-owned Chartwells as an ‘appalling display’ that was ‘totally unacceptable’. A government investigation is currently underway into the meal, … Read more Priti Patel calls for ‘action’ against food firm Chartwells behind ‘appalling’ free school meals

DIY schooling: Furious parents claim they have been left to teach their own children

Furious parents have hit out at online lessons for children working from home, with some claiming teachers are only doing the register and reading stories over Zoom.  The outcry comes after Education Secretary Gavin Williamson admitted yesterday children could stay home until after the February half-term. Mr Williamson stressed he wants ‘schools to be closed … Read more DIY schooling: Furious parents claim they have been left to teach their own children

Free school meals: Chartwells to include breakfast after criticism

Catering firm Chartwells has announced it will start including breakfast in free school meal deliveries in response to the fierce criticism of its meagre parcels.  The under-fire schools food provider has apologised and vowed to raise standards after parents railed against the paltry lunches it was sending their children.    Boris Johnson branded the boxes of … Read more Free school meals: Chartwells to include breakfast after criticism

Catering firm Chartwells at centre of free school meals scandal says it will now include breakfast

Catering firm Chartwells has announced it will start including breakfast in free school meal deliveries in response to the fierce criticism of its meagre parcels.  The under-fire schools food provider has apologised and vowed to raise standards after parents railed against the paltry lunches it was sending their children.    Boris Johnson branded the boxes of … Read more Catering firm Chartwells at centre of free school meals scandal says it will now include breakfast

Free school meals: Marcus Rashford prompts another government U-turn

Parents will be able to claim food vouchers from next week after an outcry over paltry free school meal parcels forced another Government U-turn. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson today announced he would be reintroducing the £15 vouchers from January 18. He told MPs he was ‘absolutely disgusted’ by images shared by angry parents laying bare … Read more Free school meals: Marcus Rashford prompts another government U-turn

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

Furious parents have revealed how their children are getting no online learning after Gavin Williamson today admitted some schools in England could remain closed beyond the middle of February.  Mr Williamson stressed he wants ‘schools to be closed for the shortest period of time available’ but warned classrooms could continue to be shut in ‘areas of particular … Read more Gavin Williamson admits schools could stay shut BEYOND February half-term

Gavin Williamson must stand up to the school unions like Margaret Thatcher, say Tory MPs

Gavin Williamson must stand up to the school unions like Margaret Thatcher, say Tory MPs – as Education Secretary is under fire for being ‘too weak’ to resist them Backbenchers rounded on National Education Union in a call with Mr Williamson  Two senior Tories said Gavin Williamson is ‘too weak’ to stand up to the … Read more Gavin Williamson must stand up to the school unions like Margaret Thatcher, say Tory MPs