Following a successful legal challenge by a disabled child, funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), all grammar schools in England have been warned not to discriminate against disabled children during this year’s 11+ entry exams.
Setting out his action plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus, on 4 March, in the Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that emergency legislation would be introduced to ensure that workers will get statutory sick pay (SSP) from the first day off work, not the fourth.
Reception teachers returning to the classroom at ‘early adopter’ schools this week will, according to the Department for Education (DfE), benefit from improved curriculum and assessment as part of the reforms to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.
The Prime Minister recently said that the way out of the coronavirus crisis was to “Build, build, build”. Now Chancellor Rishi Sunak has made it clear that the Treasury sees the way ahead has being defined by keeping as many people as possible in work.
Almost one in five adults (19.2%) were likely to be experiencing some form of depression during the Covid-19 pandemic in June 2020; this had almost doubled from 9.7% in the period July 2019 to March 2020.
Schools have been waiting for more information on what they should do during virus outbreaks and local lockdowns (“Plan B” as it has been dubbed) but the timing of its publication has angered headteachers and unions.
People on low incomes, who need to self-isolate and are unable to work from home in areas with high incidence of Covid-19, are to benefit from a new payment scheme, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced.