12 August 2020
The Tories are scrambling to try and contain an outpouring of anger over student exam results. Fury at the downgrading of hundreds of thousands of students’ grades has pushed education secretary Gavin Williamson into a humiliating retreat.
11 August 2020
Class, not ability, determines what grades you get in school— and the exams fiasco in Scotland made that explicit.
10 August 2020
Boris Johnson has made it his “national priority” to get all children back to school next month regardless of whether it is safe.
26 June 2020
The number of suspected coronavirus outbreaks in schools nearly doubled last week, according to figures from Public Health England (PHE). The news is a stark warning about how the Tory easing of the lockdown is putting health at risk.
24 June 2020
New figures show the Tories’ drive to push big numbers of children back to school this month is failing.
02 June 2020
The Tory plan to get many more children back into schools on 1 June has failed. It’s a significant setback for them—but the battle is far from over.
28 May 2020
The NEU union’s joint general secretary Mary Bousted said the strategy meant “risks” to health and was a “disaster”. She added that government guidance on social distancing is “impossible” in schools.
25 May 2020
Boris Johnson said on Sunday that the Tories would push ahead with plans to get more children in schools from Monday of next week
22 May 2020
The Tories claim Denmark shows it’s safe to reopen schools. Paul McGarr looks behind their spin
22 May 2020
Over 580 people joined a meeting in Redbridge, 185 in Coventry and 140 in Hackney
20 May 2020
The Tories’ plan to start reopening schools from 1 June looks “increasingly unlikely” to take place. That’s according to a furious article in the Daily Mail newspaper.
19 May 2020
The battle is on to stop the Tories forcing an unsafe reopening of schools from 1 June.
17 May 2020
The battle over reopening schools could make or break the Tory drive to get people back to work before it’s safe.
11 May 2020
Parents and school workers have reacted with fear and fury to Boris Johnson’s announcement that schools could start to reopen from next month.
04 May 2020
Tory plans to get parents back to work are unsafe—and totally dishonest
21 April 2020
Schools and colleges should only reopen when it is safe to do so.
24 March 2020
Two contradictory developments in the sixth form colleges dispute crashed into one another last week
17 March 2020
around 4,000 workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are set to strike on Tuesday of next week.
10 March 2020
Workers in 34 sixth form colleges took their sixth day of strikes on Tuesday, in a battle to win more funding and pay.
03 March 2020
Workers at St Michael’s, St Bonaventure’s and St Bede’s schools in east London struck over academisation last week.