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Coronavirus: Teacher writes about ‘horrendous’ Covid-19 battle

*:not([hidden]):not(style) ~ *:not([hidden]):not(style){margin-top:1rem;} ]]> By Katy LewisBBC News img{overflow:hidden;position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:center;-webkit-justify-content:center;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center;-webkit-align-items:center;-webkit-box-align:center;-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;width:100%;height:100%;object-fit:cover;} ]]> image copyrightKaren Thorpimage captionKaren Thorp says she is “extremely happy to be alive” *:not([hidden]):not(style) ~ *:not([hidden]):not(style){margin-top:1rem;} ]]> A teacher who spent six weeks in hospital with coronavirus has written a 3,000-word account of her experience on the advice of medics who treated her. Karen Thorp, […]

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Schools in poorer areas lack catch-up cash

Image copyright Thinkstock Schools in poor parts of England will struggle the most to help their pupils catch-up after the lockdown, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The last 10 years have seen real-terms cuts amounting to 9% per pupil which fell hardest on schools in the poorest areas, says the IFS. And schools in […]

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Covid-19 death teacher ‘forgotten’ by government, says family

*:not([hidden]):not(style) ~ *:not([hidden]):not(style){margin-top:1rem;} ]]> By Charlie JonesBBC News Related Topics *{margin:calc(0.5rem / 2);} ]]> Coronavirus pandemic img{overflow:hidden;position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:center;-webkit-justify-content:center;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center;-webkit-align-items:center;-webkit-box-align:center;-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;width:100%;height:100%;object-fit:cover;} ]]> image copyrightLaura Juniperimage captionAlan Fitchett dedicated his life to teaching and was looking forward to his retirement *:not([hidden]):not(style) ~ *:not([hidden]):not(style){margin-top:1rem;} ]]> The family of a teacher who died from Covid-19 said the government must “learn from its […]

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Staff blamed for Covid outbreak at Bacup primary school

*:not([hidden]):not(style) ~ *:not([hidden]):not(style){margin-top:1rem;} ]]> Related Topics *{margin:calc(0.5rem / 2);} ]]> Coronavirus pandemic img{overflow:hidden;position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:center;-webkit-justify-content:center;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center;-webkit-align-items:center;-webkit-box-align:center;-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;width:100%;height:100%;object-fit:cover;} ]]> image copyrightGoogleimage captionEight members of staff at Bacup Holy Trinity Stacksteads CE Primary School contracted Covid-19 after a party *:not([hidden]):not(style) ~ *:not([hidden]):not(style){margin-top:1rem;} ]]> A head teacher has blamed staff for an outbreak of Covid-19 at his school after they attended a […]

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Cyber threat to disrupt start of university term

Image copyright Getty Images Universities and colleges are being warned by the UK’s cyber-security agency that rising numbers of cyber-attacks are threatening to disrupt the start of term. The National Cyber Security Centre has issued an alert after a recent spike in attacks on educational institutions. These have been “ransomware” incidents which block access to […]

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Being a fresher during coronavirus

The start of university life is usually a time to mix and socialise with fellow students and make friends. But with Covid restrictions in place, and social distancing a must, how can first year students make the most of their new surroundings? We visited the University of Hull, and spoke to a number of students […]

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Williamson defends use of calculated exam grades

Image copyright Victoria Jones The U-turn in this summer’s exams in England became unavoidable, as numbers challenging grades would have overwhelmed the appeals system, said Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. Facing questions from MPs over the exams fiasco, he defended the principle of using calculated grades, but said too many “inconsistencies” emerged. Mr Williamson also denied […]