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Schools: Parents 'should prepare' for disruption before

Schools have switched to remote learning several times since the pandemic began, in a bid to help curb Covid-19 infections. All students returned to school in April this year, as Northern Ireland

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Covid: Schools asked to test on-site after Christmas

(2 days ago) Secondary schools in England have been asked to prepare to test pupils on-site after Christmas. On Friday, the Department for Education told …

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Covid: Gwynedd schools bring back online learning

(4 days ago) Ten schools have brought back online learning and asked whole year groups to stay at home due to rising Covid cases. The decision was taken to help to control clusters of cases, Gwynedd's Covid-19

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Shropshire schools could face higher catering charges

(5 days ago) Shropshire schools could face higher catering charges. Schools might have to pay more to support a school catering service, which is forecast to lose £600,000 this financial year. The losses made

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Covid-19: Children aged nine must wear masks in Irish …

(8 days ago) Schools have been told they can be flexible in the first few days. A medical certificate must be supplied to exempt a child from mask wearing if they have difficulty breathing or another relevant

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Cheshire East Council: Gritting plans near schools

(6 days ago) Schools have raised concerns about plans to stop gritting some roads in Cheshire. Cheshire East Council has removed 230km of roads from its winter gritting plan after a review, with 103km of roads

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How are pupils being kept Covid-safe

(5 days ago) Face coverings remain compulsory in Scottish schools, while students and staff in some parts of England are also being asked to wear masks again after a rise in coronavirus cases. Mask-wearing

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School abuse: 'Raped schoolgirl ignored by

(3 days ago) Students at private schools have said allegations of sexual abuse by fellow pupils have been ignored because staff wish to protect the reputation of the school - and the income associated with its

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Covid-19 vaccine: Jabs offered to 12-15-year-olds at 800

(8 days ago) More than 800 secondary schools in England will be visited by health teams from Monday to offer the coronavirus vaccine to children aged 12 to 15. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the vaccines

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Scottish schools spending 'is highest per pupil in UK

(7 days ago) The biggest increase in the Scottish government's funding for schools was a 6% real terms rise in 2019-20, amounting to an additional £400 per pupil. This was driven by a 7% increase of teacher

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Schools pause facial recognition lunch plans

(6 days ago) Nine schools in North Ayrshire have paused use of facial recognition technology days after introducing it, following UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) inquiries. The schools wanted

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Coronavirus: Schools around the UK to close

(Just Now) Schools will stay open for children of key workers and vulnerable young people. Most primary schools in England reopened on Monday 4 January, with others staying closed in certain areas. Some

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Covid: Schools in England can close for Christmas a day

(5 days ago) Schools in England will be allowed to close a day early for Christmas to give teachers "a proper break" from identifying potential Covid-19 cases. Schools minister Nick Gibb told MPs that schools

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Covid-19: Schools safe for children and staff, says CMO

(5 days ago) Covid-19: Schools safe for children and staff, says CMO. Schools are safe places for children and staff, Northern Ireland's chief medical officer has said. Professor Sir Michael McBride made the

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Summer catch-up schools planned for pupils in England

(5 days ago) Secondary schools in England will be asked to consider delivering face-to-face summer schools as part of efforts to help pupils catch up. An extra £400m in funding has been announced, along with

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Climate change: New schools in Wales must be net zero from

(4 days ago) Climate change: New schools in Wales must be net zero from 2022. New school and college buildings in Wales will have to meet net zero targets from January. Major refurbishments, extensions and new

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Coronavirus: UK schools, colleges and nurseries to close

(8 days ago) Scotland and Wales earlier said schools would close from Friday while schools in Northern Ireland will close to pupils today and to staff on 23 March. Media caption, NHS TV campaign advert on the

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Covid: Protect schools from anti-vax protests

(8 days ago) Covid: Protect schools from anti-vax protests - Starmer. Councils should be able to stop anti-vaccination protesters from demonstrating outside schools by using exclusion orders, Labour leader Sir

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Covid bubbles to be axed in England's schools

(5 days ago) Covid bubbles to be axed in England's schools. Covid rules that have seen hundreds of thousands of pupils miss out on learning due to self-isolation are being axed in England, it is confirmed

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Schools: PM confirms all schools in England to reopen on 8

(Just Now) Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that schools will reopen in England on 8 March. The government has said getting all UK children into classrooms is the country's priority adding that

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Black history lessons to be made mandatory in Welsh schools

(4 days ago) Black history lessons to be made mandatory in Welsh schools. All children will be taught about racism and the contributions of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, the education minister

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Covid in Wales: Youngest to return to primary schools from

(4 days ago) Covid in Wales: Youngest to return to primary schools from 22 February. Children aged three to seven will return to school after the February half-term, the Welsh Government is expected to confirm

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Covid and school: Three ways US schools are responding

(1 days ago) Covid and school: Three ways US schools are responding. Amid the heated national debate over safely reopening schools, a group of parents in Idaho have planned a high school prom this spring in

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Schools back 8 March in England with Covid tests taken at

(5 days ago) All schools in England are going back from 8 March, the prime minister has confirmed, with schools able to decide a phased return during that week. There will be mass Covid testing in secondary

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Covid: Gavin Williamson hopes England's schools will

(5 days ago) Schools have been closed to most pupils so far this term, with primary schools closing after one day back, in response to rising Covid levels. 'Hope before Easter'

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Schools to close and exams facing axe in England

(5 days ago) Schools and colleges in England are to be closed to most pupils until at least half term, Boris Johnson has announced. The prime minister said the new lockdown had to be "tough enough" to stop the

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Coronavirus: Last-minute schools advice on reopening

(5 days ago) Tier 4: All schools switch to remote learning, except for vulnerable children and the children of key workers, and students at alternative provision and special schools.

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Covid: Denbighshire schools at breaking point with cases

(2 days ago) High numbers of Covid cases among pupils and staff mean schools are at "breaking point," a local authority education lead says. Denbighshire is the latest council to ask schools to strengthen

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Will schools be closed next term by variant of virus

(5 days ago) Like those lorries stuck in Kent, the new variant of coronavirus is putting plans for reopening schools next term in a holding position. There's a cloud of uncertainty hanging over whether schools

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Emergency teaching cover appeal by NI special schools

(5 days ago) NISTR is a database of all substitute teachers in Northern Ireland, which schools use to book staff to cover teaching absences. An email …

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Covid in Cumbria: Schools demand masks as cases rise

(4 days ago) Schools in west Cumbria have seen the most "significant outbreaks", Mr Cox said. Last week some secondary schools saw 4,000 coronavirus cases of Covid per 100,000 in the Allerdale council area

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Covid school closures 'put children's lives on hold', says

(8 days ago) Closing schools to tackle Covid puts children's lives on hold and should be kept to an "absolute minimum", the head of England's schools watchdog has said. Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman

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Sex education in NI schools is insufficient, says expert

(5 days ago) The exams board the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) has developed RSE guidance and a wide-range of resources for schools, including material on issues like consent

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BBC Three announces Zara McDermott: Sexism in Schools (w/t

(8 days ago) Zara McDermott: Sexism in Schools is a 1x60’ for BBC Three, produced by Summer Films. It was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three, Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning

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Covid: 'No evidence' schools spread lots of coronavirus

(2 days ago) Schools do not appear to play a big role in spreading coronavirus, say UK researchers who have studied teacher and pupil absences during the pandemic. The University of Warwick team looked at sick

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Priority school places for poorer pupils proposed

(5 days ago) In 2014-15 it will be worth an annual £1,300 for primary school pupils and £935 for secondary school students. Under the latest proposals, published for consultation, all state schools would

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Newry and Kilkeel grammar schools scrap academic selection

(5 days ago) The schools have over 4,000 pupils in total and jointly admit around 600 children each year. The schools made a similar decision together in 2020. Academic selection has 'negative impact'

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Respiratory system structure and function

(6 days ago) The human body is designed to take in oxygen and to remove carbon dioxide. The respiratory system, in combination with the cardiovascular system, is responsible for providing this function.

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BBC NEWS UK UK Education Schools' budgets may be frozen

(6 days ago) Some schools in England can expect to have their budgets frozen under new government proposals to reform the funding system. Four options have been published for consultation, suggesting different ways of calculating extra funding on top of a basic entitlement.

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Angry backlash at meeting over Coatbridge 'blue water' schools

(Just Now) Council and NHS officials were quizzed on whether "blue water" in the pipes was a health risk at St Ambrose and Buchanan High Schools. The council said the campus, built on a former landfill site

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