Work to finalise plans for exam grades is “virtually at the point of completion”, the education minister has said. Peter Weir said that he hoped to have the detail at the end of the week. Exams to be held in May and June were cancelled as the result of the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Weir has…

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An English teacher has amassed thousands of followers worldwide after just three online lessons during the coronavirus pandemic. Holly King-Mand, 36, from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, is providing her daily English Live sessions on Facebook. She said she was “very proud” of having 74 followers last week but after starting the sessions on Monday now has more than…

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Parents have heeded warnings not to send children into school unless it was a last resort, say head teachers. Schools in the UK have closed to reduce the spread of coronavirus – and are only open to look after the children of “key workers” and vulnerable children. Early snapshot surveys suggested schools had between 1%…

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Educational settings have a vital role to play in the management of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The government announced on 18th March that schools would close countrywide to almost all children as of 20th March. Children of key workers and those considered vulnerable or who come under an EHC plan will continue to have access…

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SCHOOLS AND NURSERIES Sport Relief is here, bringing the nation together to get active and raise life-changing amounts of money through the power of sport. Watch our exclusive video message from some special Sport Relief friends, to all the amazing schools fundraising this week. https://www.sportrelief.com/schools

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A nine-year-old girl is campaigning to get more plastics recycled in doorstep collections. Florence wrote to West Berkshire Council asking why people living in the district can only recycle plastic bottles after learning about the impact of plastic pollution on the oceans during lessons at her school. After reading her letter, the council’s waste manager…

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The new Ofsted handbook defines learning as an alteration in long-term memory. James Bowen considers the implications of this By James Bowen 28 January 2020 Share this In the new Ofsted handbook, learning is defined as “an alteration in long-term memory”. According to the inspectorate, “If nothing has altered in long-term memory, nothing has been learned.” I have…

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Reach for the stars in your lessons with these top science-specific and cross-curricular science resources With British Science week on the horizon, 6 – 15 March, it is the perfect time to reinvigorate STEM in the classroom with new and exciting lessons. In order to celebrate, we have chosen a selection of science-specific and cross-diciplinary resources to celebrate…

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Long-awaited plans for a £6m new school and nursery in a growing west Norfolk village have been approved After years in development, Norfolk County Council’s planning committee has approved plans to build a new 210-pupil primary school and a 56-place nursery for Gayton. Construction on farmland next to West Hall Farm, with access from Spring…

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