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Covid: English secondary summer schools part of catch-up plan

21 hours 24 min ago
A total of £720m will help ensure "no child is left behind" due to the pandemic, Boris Johnson says.

Covid: 'Heroic' Zoom teacher 'deserves round of applause'

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 23:02
Dean Williamson had a seizure while his son was taking part in a school lesson over Zoom.

Covid tests and masks: School prepares for return to class

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 19:43
The BBC speaks to pupils, staff and parents at a school as they ready for in-person learning again.

Covid: 'Children really need to get back into school'

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 17:09
Parents and teachers react as it is announced that all schools in England will reopen from 8 March.

Coronavirus: What are the rules for face masks or face coverings?

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 16:55
Pupils in secondary schools in England will be required to wear masks in class.

Secondary schools in Wales may return after Easter

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 14:35
The announcement comes as the youngest pupils in Wales go back to class in a phased return.

What we know so far about back to school in England

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 12:58
Will all pupils be back on 8 March and what are the plans for testing, masks, exams and catch-up?

Covid in Scotland: Youngest pupils return as schools reopen

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 11:36
Schools across the country have been closed to the vast majority of pupils since December.

Covid: Catch-up narrative putting 'huge pressure' on children, psychologists say

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 02:47
The British Psychological Society warns against reinforcing the notion that school pupils are "behind".

'Reckless' if all pupils back 8 March, say teachers' unions

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 17:57
Teachers' unions call for a phased return to school in England to avoid a spike in infections.

It's A Sin: The real women who cared

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 10:37
The women who helped friends and relations in the Aids crisis when the disease was still a taboo.

University watchdog faces 'impartiality' questions

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 01:00
Lord Wharton is also a paid adviser to an energy firm trying to build through a university's land.

Wales plans wider school return from 15 March

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 00:03
All primary schools could reopen fully if Covid cases continue to fall, under Welsh Government plans.

Covid: Testing means 'staggered' school return, say heads

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 14:42
The logistics of Covid testing all pupils will mean a phased return in secondary school, say heads.

Covid-19: Record number of students apply for nursing

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 14:00
Figures show there has been a 32% increase in applications for nursing courses at UK universities.

Black and LGBT Edinburgh University students attacked in Zoom meeting

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 01:26
The attackers shouted racist slurs and played pornography during the University of Edinburgh event.

Covid: Make children priority after pandemic, Anne Longfield says

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 01:59
England's children's commissioner calls on Boris Johnson to put them "centre stage" of his plans.

Coronavirus: Should university students get a refund?

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 01:46
The pandemic has meant most students have been unable to go to lectures - so should they get a refund?

Covid in Scotland: Youngest pupils to return to classrooms

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 16:30
Pupils in P1 to P3 and pre-school children will go back from 22 February, it has been confirmed.

Covid in Scotland: Sturgeon set to confirm phased return to schools

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 05:24
The first minister has said she is "very keen" to proceed with a phased return to more normal schooling.