Concerns expressed at Government plans to stop face coverings in secondary schools

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Twenty leading scientists have joined with educational unions, parents and students to write to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson about the plans

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 1:32pm

By Peter Shreeve with 4 readers' comments

Easter Card competition winners share what they’re ‘most looking forward to doing after Covid-19’

Easter Card Winners

Strong emotions and desires were reflected in so many messages alongside the designs

Monday, 29th March, 2021 9:29am

By Peter Shreeve

Call for Free School Meals to be extended to pupils of families on Universal Credit

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Over 750 local councillors have signed a letter to PM calling for the extension of Free School Meals to pupils of families on Universal Credit

Monday, 1st March, 2021 4:34pm

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

Extra support for educators needed as new grading plans for GCSE and A-Levels revealed

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The Union say that teachers and staff will undoubtedly do everything they can to make it work, but need details asap of how they will be supported

Thursday, 25th February, 2021 12:15pm

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

Are your kids taking part in the Easter Card Design competition?

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Being organised by the National Education Union and promoted through Island schools, there are prizes for the winning entries

Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 12:59pm

By Peter Shreeve

Letter: 1,600 laptops sounds impressive – but it’s not the full story

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Peter Shreeve from the National Education Union says the news that 800 laptops have been given out and another 780 are due is not the whole story

Sunday, 17th January, 2021 11:39am

By Peter Shreeve with 4 readers' comments

Process for marking this year’s GCSEs and A-Levels needed now, say Education Union

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The National Education Union says they need to see the full details of the teacher-assessment process as soon as possible, so that they can help support it

Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 6:46pm

By Peter Shreeve with 3 readers' comments

Cancelling SATs will allow time to address educational recovery, say Union

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Union says, "Hopefully the Secretary of State will realise by next year, that a curriculum driven by tests, especially for younger pupils, was never the way to improve things"

Thursday, 7th January, 2021 7:35am

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

Letter: Can ‘due course’ be today Prime Minister?

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This letter writer says of the Prime Minister, "Dithering is making the situation worse for schools, pupils, staff and the communities, in which they live"

Monday, 4th January, 2021 1:11pm

By Peter Shreeve with 10 readers' comments

School staff told of ‘legal right to refuse to work in unsafe conditions’ as Gov and Council insist primary pupils return to school

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National Education Union is informing members that they have the right to work in safe conditions which do not endanger their health, meaning they do not have to be available to take full classes from Monday

Saturday, 2nd January, 2021 1:36pm

By Peter Shreeve with 5 readers' comments

Teaching support assistant passes away after contracting Covid-19

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Our thoughts are family and friends of Lynne, who passed away this week after contracting Covid-19

Tuesday, 29th December, 2020 8:46pm

By Peter Shreeve

Government must not let schools be bankrupted by Coronavirus says Union

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Peter Shreeve from the National Education Union says schools have been reimbursed for only a third of the money they have spent managing Coronavirus

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020 4:00pm

By Peter Shreeve with one comment