Education

Government urges schools to stay open as another London council moves classes online

December 14, 2020

Boris Johnson has sparked dissent in Tory ranks by issuing a demand for all schools to remain open until the official start of the Christmas break on Thursday. The order came as councils in London switched to remote learning amid soaring coronavirus rates in the capital, with Islington advising schools to shut and Greenwich saying […]

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Royal Borough of Greenwich schools to close from Monday as Covid-19 cases rise

December 13, 2020

S chools in the London borough of Greenwich will close tomorrow and switch to remote learning after an “exponential growth” in Covid-19 cases. The South East London borough has around 225 cases per 100,000 people – above the national average. In the first week of December, cases shot up from 151.4 per 100,000 rising 48.6 […]

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Imperial College accused of cover-up over claims of bullying by president

December 7, 2020

Imperial College has been accused of engaging in a cover-up over its refusal to publish the findings of a report on alleged bullying by its president. Prof Alice Gast, whose as the head of one of Britain’s most prestigious universities enjoys a package of more than half a million pounds a year, has offered “wholehearted […]

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UK coronavirus: Gove says lockdown could be extended; Starmer rejects union calls to close schools – as it happened

November 1, 2020

4.13pm GMT16:13 23,254 people test positive in the UK, with 162 further deaths On Sunday, 23,254 people were tested positive for Covid-19. A further 162 people have died within 28 days of a positive test. The daily dashboard also shows there are 1,442 more patients in hospital. For a closer look at the numbers and […]

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Teachers struggling with ‘unacceptable’ lack of covid tests in London’s worst hit borough

September 29, 2020

An MP for the London borough worst hit by coronavirus has said it is ‘unacceptable’ that schools are only being supplied with 10 tests each. In a letter addressed to Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, Labour’s Sam Tarry discussed the ‘alarming’ difficulties teaching staff in Redbridge are facing. There is currently […]

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Taylor Swift donates £23,000 to help student go to university

August 20, 2020

Vitoria Mario is not eligible for maintenance loans or grants having only lived in the UK for four years The US pop star made the contribution via a Go Fund Me page raising money for Vitoria Mario. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/PA An aspiring mathematician who lives in London has thanked Taylor Swift for making her “dreams […]

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BTEC students left out of exam grades U-turn still need answers

August 18, 2020

Students have called for more information on how those with BTEC qualifications will be affected by the exam results announcement. It was announced yesterday in a Government U-turn that students in England will now be given their predicted grades for A-levels and GCSEs, after a computer algorithm standardised results to much controversy. But many have […]

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Angry and confused’ students protest for second day after A-levels downgraded

August 16, 2020

Hundreds of students gathered in central London today to protest the ‘fiasco’ which saw almost 40% of A Level results being downgraded in England. Many held signs reading ‘trust our teachers’ as they chanted ‘f*ck Gavin Williamson’ and ‘f*ck Eton’ in Parliament Square. One of the organisers, Ted Mellow, 18, from Wood Green in north […]

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Rwandan refugees’ son nears £60,000 target to go to Cambridge

June 29, 2020

The 23-year-old son of two Rwandan genocide refugees is close to realising his dream of studying law at Cambridge University after raising more than £50,000 through crowdfunding. Dylan Kawende was inspired to become a barrister by the botched investigation of the Stephen Lawrence murder, and set his heart on Cambridge because his father previously had […]

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UCL renames three facilities that honoured prominent eugenicists

June 19, 2020

London university removes names of Francis Galton and Karl Pearson from two lecture theatres and a building Francis Galton coined the term eugenics in 1883 and endowed UCL with his personal collection and archive. Photograph: Corbis via Getty Images UCL has renamed two lecture theatres and a building that honoured the prominent eugenicists Francis Galton […]

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