Articles about primary education


Building on lockdown relationships

Last updated: 05/31/2020

The further re-opening of schools will still involve a large role for remote education and home learning. Ben Case looks at how the improvements in parental engagement that we...

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Not safe to reopen schools, warn teachers' unions

Last updated: 05/28/2020

Plans to reopen primary schools in England do not have adequate safety measures and need to be halted, warns an alliance of school teachers' unions. A joint statement from...

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Tracing needed before schools open, say health bosses

Last updated: 05/27/2020

Opening schools to more pupils before the contact tracing system is in operation would risk a further spike of the pandemic, public health experts have warned. The intervention...

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School reopenings should kickstart an EYFS fightback

Last updated: 05/26/2020

Very young children are not old enough to understand and obey social distancing rules. Many will still be seeking assistance with toileting, and having toileting accidents. They...

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96% of support staff think reopening schools is risky

Last updated: 05/25/2020

The majority of support staff are worried that reopening schools will put children and their families at risk, a survey suggests. Fewer than 1 per cent of school support staff...

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Primary schools reopening: what are heads planning?

Last updated: 05/25/2020

As the debate continues about whether or not schools across England will reopen to certain year groups on 1 June, school leaders have been working around the clock to prepare...

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Key evidence on opening schools revealed

Last updated: 05/24/2020

The key evidence on the safety and impact of reopening schools has been published by the government's scientific advisory group, Sage. Sources involved said the risk of...

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Reopening schools is a question of logistics, not of risks

Last updated: 05/22/2020

First, a confession: three hours ago, I was incredibly committed to schools reopening. I’ve written consistently that some of the biggest victims of the lockdown are children at...

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