Posted on Thursday 10th Sep 2020
Boris Johnson reveals that 89% of pupils have returned to school since classrooms opened for the autumn term
Prime minister Boris Johnson said that around 89 per cent of pupils have returned to school this month and claimed this was a sign of “confidence in action” among parents and pupils.
During a press conference today to announce new Covid-19 restrictions on numbers of people gathering, he also said that schools would only ever close again as “a last resort.”
The chief medical officer Chris Whitty said that at present the number of cases of Covid-19 among school-aged children was low but that if it increased, the policy might need to be reviewed.
25/11/22Oxford University's Ukrainian scholarships to continue
Ukrainian students displaced by the Russian invasion could study at Oxford University as part of a new scheme.
15/11/22New special needs teaching block could be built at Strood high school
Strood Academy wants to open the new site, which would support 25 children on the autism spectrum
24/08/22BTEC and Cambridge Technicals results delay - government releases new statement
Government orders exam boards Pearson and OCR to give regular updates
02/08/22Vocational and training qualifications decline during pandemic By Robbie Meredith
The number of vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) awarded in Northern Ireland fell by about 20% during the Covid pandemic.
19/01/22What are the Covid rules in schools and will they stay open this term?
Face coverings will no longer be compulsory in England's secondary school classrooms from 20 January.