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

‘Social distancing not viable in schools’, reveals Isle of Wight Covid-19 snapshot survey

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The survey also found that one in six teachers are thinking of leaving the profession as many report feeling anxious and drained

Monday, 7th December, 2020 9:51am

By Peter Shreeve with 4 readers' comments

Heroes for Heroes: Isle of Wight union delivers chocolates for staff at 54 schools

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Whilst not heroes in the classical sense, education staff have shown resilience and courage, performing repeated selfless acts for the common good. They were thanked with chocolates or flowers last week

Monday, 30th November, 2020 7:48am

By Peter Shreeve with 2 readers' comments

Coronavirus creating ‘shocking disruption’ to school attendance, figures reveal

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Peter Shreeve says the “Government has done nothing to reduce class sizes to reduce transmission networks” and worries that the Isle of Wight is heading the same way as Hull

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 8:22am

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

Education union calls on Government to take urgent steps to massively increase testing of school pupils

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The National Education Union says schools have been given inadequate advice - more often than not delivered at the last minute - and with no additional funding

Saturday, 14th November, 2020 8:43am

By Peter Shreeve with 5 readers' comments

Education union petition for fairer grading reaches 60,000+

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The petition calls on Government to ensure fairness for all students taking A-Levels and GCSEs in 2021

Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 11:25am

By Peter Shreeve