Mark Woolhouse, who is a member of SAGE, has suggested that children do not transmit the virus in the same way as adults.
This week Gavin Williamson said that parents would be fined if they do not send their children back to school. But Labour is not happy.
France and Germany have also met resistance in trying to get children back to the classroom.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
The improvement has been dramatic – and is a vindication for the emphasis placed on phonics by Nick Gibb, the Schools Minister.
Last year nearly a million more people found jobs – but union membership fell.
For all the lefty smokescreens, requiring a majority in strike ballots can be a vote-winner.
It supports the additional workload about which it then complains.
By Mark WallaceFollow Mark on Twitter. The National Union of Teachers would be well led by Rev Dr Ian Paisley – they appear to answer every policy proposal with the word "Never". Whether it's academies, free schools, rewards for success, new approaches to teacher training, more rigorous curricula, or a greater emphasis on literacy and numeracy, every […]
By Harry PhibbsFollow Harry on Twitter Along with hot cross buns and chocolate eggs, we have the Easter tradition of the annual conference of the National Union of Teachers. After decades of hegemony this is an organisation which has experienced the most remarkable setbacks since Michael Gove became the Education Secretary three years ago. The conference […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. The media coverage of today's A-level exam results has focused on two statistics. Firstly, that the overall pass mark increased to 97.8%, and secondly, that the number of students awarded top marks dropped for the first time in twenty years (good). The crackdown on grade inflation, which produced the second statistic, […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Over the last few days, some newspapers have reported stories aimed at contrasting the success of Team GB with the supposed undermining of future success by the current Government through, for example, selling off playing fields, and scrapping a target of two hours of school sports per week for […]
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter "Tony Dowling, a former member of the Socialist Workers Party, was applauded after he said: 'We cannot wait until 2015 to get rid of this Government. The Egyptian revolution was driven by mass resistance on the streets as well as trade union organisation.' "A primary school head was greeted […]
A complacent tendency to assume ‘it couldn’t happen here’ is hindering necessary efforts to confront the challenge of domestic extremism.