Bonfire night can be great fun but also poses dangers to children – especially in ‘lockdown England‘ where home-based bonfires and firework displays are likely to become the norm.
According to the Child Accident Prevention Trust, more than 550 children under 16 are taken to A&E in the weeks surrounding Bonfire Night.
How do you ensure children stay safe around fireworks? This blog post explains.Read More
School attendance around the UK has continued to fall as the coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on education.
The Education Policy Institute said that rising infection rates had created challenges for schools since they reopened, with hundreds of pupils and staff being sent home following outbreaks of the virus.
The rates are regionalised around the UK. Which areas have the highest rates of absence? This blog post explained.Read More
What is your current attendance?
There has been a rise in the number of schools whose attendance rate has been affected by coronavirus.
Overall attendance has worsened from 90% to 89%. What are your attendance figures? Let us know in the comments below.Read More
EDBlog reported last month that there has been a significant decline in pupil attendance – amid fears there are children reluctant to return.
A report issued this week by Ofsted showed the effect of the pandemic on schools around the UK. Parent and pupil anxiety is said to have led to increased absence of pupils, while parents opting to home-school their students permanently had also increased.
What can be done if you have children reluctant to return? This blog post explains.Read More
The number of schools not fully open due to Covid-19 incidents has quadrupled in a week according to official figures.
The leader of the National Association of Head Teachers has said that the attendance figures should “ring alarm bells” for the Government.
Last week warnings were made that schools would “grind to a halt” unless testing improves. This blog post explains the latest.Read More
There are 400,000 pupils absent from the classroom due to issues associated with the pandemic and lockdown.
The Children’s Commissioner said that pupils sent home due to a Covid-19 was relatively small but many children with special needs or emotional problems had yet to return.
The figures continue a worrying trend set by schools in Scotland, where 12% of pupils were absent on one day last month.
What can be done to increase the number of children receiving an education? This blog post explains.Read More
Class and year bubbles are the new norm for schools this autumn.
Unlike the general public who are limited to 6 people, schools can have larger groups though are expected to keep these to a minimum.
This blog post provides top tips for doing this along with the latest bubble guidance.Read More
More than 100,000 students were absent from school in Scotland on one day at the end of August, according to Government figures (12%).
Health anxieties amongst parents and pupils means that many pupils are reluctant to return to the classroom.
The Government has said that it will fine families who do not attend. But how will this work and do you have a contingency plan in place? This blog post tells you all you need to know.Read More
The Government guidance on school reopening states: “The overarching principle to apply is reducing the number of contacts between children and staff. This can be achieved through keeping groups separate (in ‘bubbles’) and through maintaining the distance between individuals.”
The reason for this is to keep teachers and pupils safe by minimising the number of people they come into contact with.
This blog post explains teachers safety when rotating and students remain inside a fixed classroom.Read More