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Government facing legal action amid claims it is ‘forcing low-income and Bame children into schools’

<p>The government is facing legal action over guidance the Good Law Project says ‘forces’ low-income and Bame children into schools during lockdown</p> (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The government is facing legal action over guidance the Good Law Project says ‘forces’ low-income and Bame children into schools during lockdown

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The government is facing a legal challenge as campaigners claim children from low-income and black, Asian and minority ethnic (Bame) families are being “forced” into schools during England’s lockdown.

The challenge comes as schools across the country moved online-only until at least mid-February, with only key workers’ children and vulnerable students allowed to attend in person.

Government guidance said schools were expected to “strongly encourage” vulnerable children to attend class, which could include “pupils who may

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Exam cancellations will hit poor and BAME children hardest, experts warn MPs

Poor children, boys, summer born pupils and those from ethnic minority backgrounds could all be disadvantaged by exams being scrapped, education experts warned today.

Teenagers will be given GCSE and A-Level grades based on teacher assessment this year because exams have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Teachers have also been asked to rank their students in each subject.

Speaking to the education committee of MPs today, Lee Elliot Major, professor of Social Mobility at the University of Exeter called for a review of how fair the results are to students.

Teachers will be asked to rank students by

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