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Fewer than ONE PERCENT of US students and teachers have caught coronavirus

Fewer than one percent of students and teachers have tested positive since US classes began this fall, new data reveals.  Early data from Brown University’s tracking of hundreds of schools across the US suggests that infection risks are relatively low in classrooms, despite public health officials’ and parents’ anxieties that that in-person learning could trigger … Read more Fewer than ONE PERCENT of US students and teachers have caught coronavirus

Boris Johnson is planning advertising campaign to inform teachers and parents about Covid symptoms

The Prime Minister is planning an advertising campaign to inform teachers and parents about coronavirus symptoms, it has been revealed. The government has faced severe backlash over the test and trace system which has seen those needing tests sent hundreds of miles and told to join long queues at some testing centres while others stand … Read more Boris Johnson is planning advertising campaign to inform teachers and parents about Covid symptoms

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

Heads seek legal advice in bid to block teachers from travelling abroad

Headteachers could stop staff from travelling abroad during the half-term, it has emerged today.    Law firm Stone King said it had received about 20 calls from state schools seeking advice over whether they can ban teachers from leaving the UK in school holidays, according to The Times. This comes as more than 1,000 teachers across Scotland … Read more Heads seek legal advice in bid to block teachers from travelling abroad

Medics and teachers left unable to get a coronavirus swab

The testing fiasco is hindering the ability of the NHS to resume normal services, hospital leaders warn today. Doctors and nurses 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 addressed soon it will wreak havoc for hospitals … Read more Medics and teachers left unable to get a coronavirus swab

Teachers send girl home because they thought her ‘naturally thick’ eyebrows were fake

Teachers send girl, 16, home from school on her first day back because they thought her ‘naturally thick’ eyebrows were fake Megan Davies was sent home from Lord Derby Academy within 20 minutes Her mother from Huyton, near Liverpool insists eyebrows and tan are natural  The student has allegedly proved teachers wrong by wiping her eyebrows … Read more Teachers send girl home because they thought her ‘naturally thick’ eyebrows were fake

Almost 90% of teachers fear social distancing will be impossible when children return to school

Hundreds of heads will block children’s return to school as nearly 90 per cent of teachers warned social distancing will be impossible and many claim ‘extreme anxiety,’ over new term.  Under-threat Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has staked his future on the full return of schools, after overseeing the exams fiasco that unfairly graded thousands. But … Read more Almost 90% of teachers fear social distancing will be impossible when children return to school

I give pupils and teachers 10/10… and shambolic education chiefs 1/10, says LORD ASHCROFT

Wearing the same blue and green school tie as them, Boris Johnson addressed a group of children last week and said: ‘Education is the great equaliser. It’s the liberator. It’s the transformer of society. And it’s the single most important way in which we can unite and level up across this whole country, and deliver … Read more I give pupils and teachers 10/10… and shambolic education chiefs 1/10, says LORD ASHCROFT

Coronavirus guidance for teachers issued at 11pm on Friday night – then changed again within minutes

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson was under fresh pressure last night after critical lockdown guidance for schools was issued just before midnight on Friday evening. Unions reacted with fury over the ‘reprehensible’ timing of the advice, which said that secondary pupils could be kept home on a rota every two weeks in areas that are locked … Read more Coronavirus guidance for teachers issued at 11pm on Friday night – then changed again within minutes

97% of head teachers say they are all set to welcome pupils back full-time when term begins

We’re ready to go! 97% of head teachers say they are all set to welcome pupils back full-time when term begins… but one in five mothers are still worried about returning their children to class Majority of schools will be ready to welcome back pupils full-time in September National Association of Head Teachers union says … Read more 97% of head teachers say they are all set to welcome pupils back full-time when term begins