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MP says 'no one is sure' what will happen in schools on June 1

Friday 22nd May 2020

Conservative MP Richard Graham said: "“Everyone’s got to make their own decisions and where there are children involved, it will be very difficult parents for who are concerned...


Less than a third of Gloucestershire parents want to send kids back to school

Friday 22nd May 2020

The results of the Great Big Parenting Lockdown Survey are in - here are the results for Gloucestershire LiveRead full story...


School announces provisional reopening plans for Yr10 and Yr 12

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre is planning to bring Year 10 and 12 pupils back in  to school within three weeksRead full story...


Parents prepare legal action against Ofsted following Steiner school closure

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Wynstones School closed in January but now parents have launched legal action and hired human rights lawyer Michael MansfieldRead full story...


Judicial review sought over closed Steiner school

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Wynstones School near Gloucester closed in January after a rating of inadequate by Ofsted...


National news

Poll reveals half of parents unconvinced that school is safe for their children's return

Sunday 24th May 2020

Teachers’ union leader warns situation ‘untenable’ as health officials say track and trace system has been left too lateCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageParents are divided over the prospect of sending their children back to school, a new poll has revealed, as parent groups warned that mixed messages and poor communication had caused widespread anxiety about returning...


Let's use this crisis to improve equality for all young people, not just students | Sonia Sodha

Sunday 24th May 2020

A radical plan is needed to right the wrongs of an education system that widens the disparity between rich and poorAlmost all of us will have missed out on something important in the last few weeks...


Wild Child review – notes from the landscape of childhood

Sunday 24th May 2020

Patrick Barkham’s memoir about trying to raise his children in harmony with nature is thoughtful and poignantOne of my favourite essays is a piece by Michael Chabon called The Wilderness of Childhood...


Why does medicine treat women like men?

Sunday 24th May 2020

Women’s bodies are different from men’s from cellular level upwards, yet the same treatments are usually prescribed for both sexes – to the detriment of women...


Coronavirus: Summer holidays may be cancelled, warns ex-Ofsted chief

Sunday 24th May 2020

Sir Michael Wilshaw said it was time for schools to reopen as some children had regressed during lockdown...


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