Tag: schools

Is it safe to send my child back to primary school, and when will secondary schools reopen?

Parents want to know when they can send children back to school. Continued school closures will have a detrimental impact on pupil progress, Gavin Williamson, the Education Secretary, acknowledged earlier in the lockdown. 

Boris Johnson delivered an announcement on Sunday May 10 about phase two of the shutdown, indicating that the return to school would be gradual, rather than a wholesale lifting of the lockdown.

One week later, the Education Secretary defended the decision, saying that school is the safest place for children from difficult or unhappy homes, as he urged teachers to return to the classroom. Teachers’ unions, backed … Read more

Head of London’s outdoor education chain says open air learning should be used to fully reopen schools safely

A London outdoor teaching expert believes “forest schools” can be a model for fully re-opening English schools safely.

Leanna Barrett opened the capital’s first outdoor primary school, Liberty Woodland School in Worcester Park, last year.

Pupils aged four to 11 spend 95 per cent of the day outside, studying maths and English in the fresh air, even in winter.

Scottish local authorities revealed earlier this month that they are actively looking into outdoor learning as a model for reopening the country’s schools from August.

Students study academic subjects outdoors at the school – picture taken before the Covid-19 lockdown (Liberty

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Lawrence Schools Await Details On In-Person Graduation

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Lawrence Township Public School District is moving ahead with its plans for a virtual graduation ceremony on June 19, a district spokeswoman said Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced New Jersey school districts will be permitted to hold outdoor graduation ceremonies with social distancing beginning July 6. Specific guidance would be released by the state Department of Education and the Secretary of Higher Education on Wednesday. Read more here: NJ To Allow Live Graduations Starting In July, Gov. Murphy Says

“Once the governor releases restrictions for what he will allow after July 6

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When will schools reopen? Everything you need to know about the government’s plans

The Government’s announcement of its plan for all primary school pupils in England to go back to school for a month before the summer has received mixed reactions.

Schools were closed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak – and A Level and GCSE exams cancelled – on March 23, with pupils told to stay at home unless their parents or carers were key workers.

Under the Prime Minister’s “road map” out of lockdown , the Government expects children to be able to return to nurseries, and for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils to be back in school,

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Scottish schools to reopen in August with measures to prevent virus spread

LONDON (Reuters) – Scottish schools will reopen in August although at first children will spend around half their time learning at home and half at school in smaller classes to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Scottish government said on Thursday.

Scotland, which has a semi-autonomous government with responsibility for health and education, is diverging from its much more populous southern neighbour England, where schools are due to start re-opening from June 1.

“In reopening Scotland’s schools, our overriding priority is ensuring the health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff and giving parents the confidence schools are safe,”

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