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'What I got wrong was trying to be a teacher': how to last the distance at home schooling

Saturday 4th April 2020

It’s a challenge to keep up the momentum when tempers are fraying...

 

French reality show seeks to turn around lives of 'dunce' pupils

Friday 3rd April 2020

Les Cancres (The Dunces) features pupils coached by celebrities who also struggled at schoolFrench schoolchildren learn an early lesson that failure in the classroom is likely to mean failure in life...

 

How will law exams be affected by coronavirus?

Friday 3rd April 2020

Bar exams have been delayed until August, but trainees have called on regulators to move their assessments onlineLaw graduates training to become barristers have called on regulators to cancel face-to-face exams, which have been delayed until August, and to swiftly move assessments online instead...

 

BBC launches daily educational shows to keep children studying

Friday 3rd April 2020

Programmes will cover key national curriculum topics while UK schools are closedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe BBC is launching a series of daily educational programmes designed to allow children to study key national curriculum topics while Britain’s schools are closed...

 

Exam regulator unveils GCSE and A-level plans for coronavirus crisis

Friday 3rd April 2020

Teacher assessment, class rank and school performance will determine grades, Ofqual says Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Pupils taking GCSEs and A-levels this summer will have their grades awarded by a combination of teacher assessment, class rank and the past performance of their schools, the exam regulator for England has announced...

 

Forget freshers' week: universities prepare to teach new first years online

Friday 3rd April 2020

Sixth formers may have to start degrees in September from their home bedrooms Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSixth formers, whose A-level exams were cancelled because of coronavirus, may miss out on freshers’ week too...

 

BBC offers biggest online education push 'in its history'

Friday 3rd April 2020

Schoolchildren will be offered online videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles on core subjects...

 

New method unveiled for GCSE and A-level grades in coronavirus crisis

Friday 3rd April 2020

Teacher assessment, class rank and school performance will determine grades, Ofqual says Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Pupils taking GCSEs and A-levels this summer will have their grades awarded by a combination of teacher assessment, class rank and the past performance of their schools, the exam regulator for England has announced...

 

Private schools in UK struggling as coronavirus costs bite

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Some independent schools offering large discounts as foreign students stay awayCoronavirus – latest updatesPrivate schools in the UK are facing a battle for survival in the face of the coronavirus crisis as parents who have lost their income cancel direct debits and overseas pupils who have gone home decide whether to return...

 

Young people have paid enough – spare them from footing the coronavirus bill | Gaby Hinsliff

Tuesday 31st March 2020

After the financial crash, Britain’s young shouldered the burden...

 

England's children commissioner calls for volunteer social workers

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Anne Longfield plans to recruit retired staff to help vulnerable children amid coronavirus crisisThe children’s commissioner for England has called for an army of volunteers to help support children’s social care during the coronavirus crisis in an effort to stop the most vulnerable falling through the gaps and disappearing from view...

 

The best Instagram cookalongs to follow in your kitchen at home

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Create a sourdough starter, roll your own pasta or bake with chocolate – you may not be able to go out to eat but you can sharpen your cooking skills online with expert chefsUnless you have been ignoring social media, you will have seen a deluge of chocolate-chip cookie images lately...

 

Councillor's 'oven-ready' scheme to force private schools to pay their bit

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Taunton councillor wants independent schools to forgo some tax relief to keep local services open...

 

Coronavirus: Free school meals children to get food vouchers

Monday 30th March 2020

Ministers say the vouchers could be available to families in England as early as Tuesday afternoon...

 

Met to face judicial review over role of school police officers

Monday 30th March 2020

Lawyers say case of London family highlights failure of force to consider implications for equalityA London family has launched legal action over the role of police officers in schools, amid concerns that their presence could have disproportionately negative consequences for black and minority ethnic groups...

 

Concern for A-level students over cap on university admissions

Monday 30th March 2020

Government urged to ensure those who had exams cancelled do not lose places in EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSchool leaders are urging the government to ensure A-level students who have had their exams cancelled this summer because of the Covid-19 crisis do not face further disadvantage by losing university places because of a cap on student numbers...

 

Lack of childcare 'forcing key workers to stay home'

Monday 30th March 2020

As many childcare providers close their doors, key workers with young children tell the BBC they are "stuck"...

 

20 learning apps for stir-crazy kids

Sunday 29th March 2020

These fun-filled educational apps provide perfect brain food for children while schools are closedThe closure of schools across the UK has left many parents and carers in the sudden, unexpected position of being home-school teachers...

 

Lockdown: the best free online experiences to stave off boredom

Saturday 28th March 2020

From Hamlet to Wu-Tang Clan to maths lessons for kids, there are countless ways to have funCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs millions of us try to find things to keep ourselves and our kids occupied during the lockdown, the good news is that many companies have decided to put some of their previously paid-for online content and services out there for free...

 

Best free online experiences to stave off lockdown boredom

Saturday 28th March 2020

From Hamlet to Wu-Tang Clan to maths lessons for kids, there are countless ways to have funCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs millions of us try to find things to keep ourselves and our kids occupied during the lockdown, the good news is that many companies have decided to put some of their previously paid-for online content and services out there for free...

 

‘I am deeply scared for so many children’: diary of a headteacher in lockdown

Saturday 28th March 2020

An inner-city head closes her blinds for a cry after a week in which staff have had to buy families electricity and foodThis is my tenth year as a headteacher, mostly in challenging schools, and I have seen a lot of things...

 

'Stressed, sick and skint': how coronavirus is hitting arts workers

Friday 27th March 2020

We asked arts workers for their stories of how the lockdown is affecting their livelihoods...

 

'I'm stressed, sick and skint': how coronavirus is hitting arts workers

Friday 27th March 2020

We asked arts workers for their stories of how the lockdown is affecting their livelihoods...

 

'I'm very nervous': student nurses on the frontline against Covid-19

Friday 27th March 2020

Student nurses on starting their working lives amid the coronavirus outbreakCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealth secretary Matt Hancock has announced that up to 18,700 final year student nurses “will move to the frontline” to aid health service staff during the Covid-19 crisis...

 

UK school closures prompt boom in private tuition

Friday 27th March 2020

Surge in demand for online tuition, while rich families take tutors into isolation with themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe private tuition industry is booming amid the coronavirus pandemic, with school closures and fears of infection driving unprecedented demand for online teaching...

 

School closures prompt boom in private tuition

Friday 27th March 2020

Surge in demand for online tuition, while rich families take tutors into isolation with themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe private tuition industry is booming amid the coronavirus pandemic, with school closures and fears of infection driving unprecedented demand for online teaching...

 

'Is this all a dream?': my cramped week self-isolating in student halls

Friday 27th March 2020

The government has asked students to stay in their halls of residence, while urging universities to provide mental health support...

 

Sharp rise in number of calls to ChildLine over coronavirus

Friday 27th March 2020

Children’s helpline has provided more than 900 counselling sessions for young people worried about virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere has been a sharp rise in the number of calls to ChildLine from distressed young people struggling to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on their lives...

 

'More harm than good': the case for and against closing schools during the coronavirus pandemic | Peter Collignon and Marylouise LcLaws

Thursday 26th March 2020

Two epidemiologists discuss why schools in Australia are not yet being closed – and if it’s even neededClosing schools at this point in time will likely do more harm than good and potentially lead to more deaths and use of hospital beds from Covid-19 infections...

 

Michael Gerard obituary

Thursday 26th March 2020

My father, Michael Gerard, who has died aged 73, was a teacher with a great passion for music...

 

'More harm than good': the cases for and against closing schools during the coronavirus pandemic | Peter Collignon and Marylouise LcLaws

Thursday 26th March 2020

Two epidemiologists discuss why schools in Australia are not yet being closed – and if it’s even neededClosing schools at this point in time will likely do more harm than good and potentially lead to more deaths and use of hospital beds from Covid-19 infections...

 

Hundreds of thousands of UK students call for tuition fee refunds

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Almost 250,000 sign petition over coronavirus closures, while some student landlords demand ongoing room rentsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHundreds of thousands of students whose lives have been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic have signed a petition calling for tuition fee refunds...

 

From giant snakes and ladders to toddler pong – Five Minute Mum's survival guide to lockdown with kids

Wednesday 25th March 2020

If imaginary cups of tea make you question your life choices, these simple games for under-fives are fun, educational and encourage independent playEven if you are a trained professional (I’m an ex-teaching assistant) and have survived six years of being a stay-at-home parent, the thought of having little kids at home full-time is a lot...

 

Schools asked to donate science goggles for NHS to use as face shields

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Teachers in England say they are getting requests for eyewear and other protective equipmentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSchools across England are being asked to donate science goggles and other apparatus to the NHS due to a shortage of protective equipment for doctors dealing with the coronavirus outbreak...

 

Coronavirus: Children can visit separated parents during restrictions

Wednesday 25th March 2020

After one minister airs confusing advice, parents give their verdict on visiting under coronavirus...

 

'People think it's magic': how one of Brazil's poorest cities gets its best school results

Wednesday 25th March 2020

The children of Sobral have overcome disadvantage to top 5,000 districts...

 

Coronavirus: Joe Wicks keeps children fit with online PE classes

Wednesday 25th March 2020

The fitness guru is running free online classes every weekday for children...

 

Coronavirus: Minecraft offers free lessons to children

Tuesday 24th March 2020

The 12 digital lessons will be available to download until the end of June...

 

Coronavirus: Children can visit separated parents during restrictions

Tuesday 24th March 2020

After one minister airs confusing advice, parents give their verdict on visiting under coronavirus...

 

Coronavirus: Separated parents 'relieved' children can be moved

Tuesday 24th March 2020

After one minister airs confusing advice, parents give their verdict on visiting under coronavirus...

 

Head's virus death and lockdown hit schools like 'bombshell'

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Head teachers in England seek clearer safety advice after virus death and lockdown announcement...

 

Last year one Oxford college admitted 96% of its students from state schools. How did they do it?

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Mansfield College has risen up the league tables through its outstanding outreach workErin Minogue has vivid memories of her Oxbridge application process...

 

One Oxford college has 96% of students from state schools. How did they do it?

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Mansfield College has risen up the league tables through its outstanding outreach workErin Minogue has vivid memories of her Oxbridge application process...

 

Low attendance at scaled-down schools sparks fears for vulnerable pupils

Monday 23rd March 2020

Relief at lack of demand for skeleton service mixed with concern for some absenteesUK coronavirus liveAll our coronavirus coverageChildren identified as vulnerable and therefore entitled to a place in emergency school provision during the coronavirus outbreak failed to turn up on Monday, raising concerns among headteachers about their safety...

 

Coronavirus: So how did day one of homeschooling go?

Monday 23rd March 2020

As schools closed, millions of parents became instant homeschoolers...

 

Children of key workers not attending school, say teachers

Monday 23rd March 2020

Absence of pupils entitled to emergency schooling in England sparks safety fearsUK coronavirus liveAll our coronavirus coverageVulnerable children entitled to a place in emergency school provision in England during the coronavirus outbreak failed to turn up on Monday, raising concerns among headteachers about their safety...

 

Which children are still going to school?

Monday 23rd March 2020

As schools close their doors across the UK, we look at what will happen next...

 

How is your university supporting you during the coronavirus pandemic?

Monday 23rd March 2020

If you are a university student we want to hear how your institution is supporting you Students at Oxford and Cambridge will have their summer exams replaced with online assessments due to the coronavirus outbreak...

 

Teachers: how has the first day of school general closures gone?

Monday 23rd March 2020

We would like to hear from teachers and people who work at schools about how children are now being taught...

 

Firefly's school apps struggle with 'unprecedented demand'

Monday 23rd March 2020

Firefly's apps suffer performance issues after coronavirus causes schools to close...

 

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