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Lockdown in England: schools to stay open

A second national lockdown has been announced in England with one crucial difference: schools to stay open.

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said on Saturday: “Our senior clinicians still advise that school is the best place for children to be, we cannot let this virus to damage our children’s future any more than it already has.”

However both regional mayors across England and senior members of the Conservative party have criticised the plans. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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Coronavirus Act on Education: Remote Learning

Schools have a legal duty to provide a remote learning solution for learners who cannot access school buildings due to Covid-19.

The Coronavirus Act: Provision of Remote Education (England) Temporary Continuity Direction comes into effect this week.

Do you know how to be remote education ready? This blog post explains.

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Coronavirus catch up premium – update

This summer, the Government announced a catch-up premium fund to help students catch up.

According to the Department for Education: “Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of the challenge.”

Updates involving the payment of this fund was confirmed this week. This blog post takes a look at these updates.

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How can you continue to teach if a second lockdown hits?

The Government has announced new rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus this week – and a second lockdown has not been ruled out.

The guidance for schools remain unchanged but schools should have a contingency plan in place if remote learning needs to be introduced.

This blog post talks you through the rule changes, the latest guidance and how your school should prepare for a second lockdown.

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Rural delivery to students

Students in rural education deserve the same great opportunities as students in denser city centres and urban areas.

An article in The Atlantic calls a “divergence in fortunes” around higher education “coincided with another divergence – between growing cities and struggling rural regions.” This coincided with the rise of computers, which made certain people in the economy more productive and desirable than others. Whereas, prior to 1980, the supply of workers was a larger. In short, the rise of computers left a portion of the economy behind.

At EDClass we believe in education for all. This blog post takes a look at the support available to rural groups.

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Offering a Continuous Curriculum delivery

The last thing that teachers want to see this year is another interrupted school year.

Having a continuous curriculum in place ensures that learning doesn’t stop in the event of a local lockdown or school closure.

This blog post is all you need to know about offering a continuous curriculum delivery.

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