‘It is why we are only inviting back reception, year one and year six in primary schools so there is the space in those schools for children to return and for infant schools to use other premises, perhaps the junior school, to enable children to return safely and to maintain the distances between pupils. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson announces primary schools in England will start to reopen on MONDAY and some students will return to secondary schools from June 15 as he sets out ‘limited and cautious’ easing of lockdown
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"To successfully keep R below 1, we have little room for manoeuvre. SAGE modelling suggests that either fully opening schools or relaxing all social distancing measures now, will lead to a resurgence of the virus and a second wave that could be larger than the first. … [Read more...] about All primary school children could return to class before summer
The Department of Education has said: "Whilst there will be no penalty for families who do not send their children to school, families will be strongly encouraged to take up these places – unless the family member is shielding or the child is particularly vulnerable due to an underlying condition." … [Read more...] about Primary schools reopening: Can parents refuse to send their kids to class?
A teacher simulates a student to get her body temperature remeasured at the Primary School Attached to Peking University in Haidian District of Beijing, capital of China, May 29, 2020. The Primary School Attached to Peking University conducted a drill simulating the steps of temperature measurement and emergency treatment of abnormal body temperature, so as to ensure teachers and students to return to school in a safe and orderly manner. All non-graduating middle school students and sixth-grade pupils in Beijing will return to schools on June 1, while fourth and fifth-graders of primary schools will be back to classes on June 8. (Xinhua/Ren Chao) … [Read more...] about Epidemic prevention drill conducted to ensure teachers, students return safely at primary school in Beijing
Critics suggest that in not allowing children to use screens as part of its ideology Steiner schools are putting them at a disadvantage. “The needs of our young people are that when they leave school, they become part of a world that is highly likely to include technology,” says Mark Chambers, the chief executive of NAACE, a professional association for those concerned with advancing education using technology. “We should be doing all we can to help them be prepared for that world, just as we would for the physical world that is around them.” … [Read more...] about Could Steiner schools have a point on children, tablets and tech?