School closures: Everything you need to know today

After the lockdown announcement last night, details for schools have been fleshed out today – here's what we've learned
5th January 2021, 6:11pm
Joshua Lowe

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School closures: Everything you need to know today

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Coronavirus School Closures: What We Learned Today

Last night's announcement of another national lockdown had few concrete details for schools beyond the headlines, so today the Tes team have been getting you some answers, while also bringing you some guides to help with the shift to remote learning.

Exams

  • BTECs: 'It's not safe for us to take these exams'
  • BTECs: Dismay at DfE decision on January exams 
  • GCSEs 2021: Gove points towards teacher assessment
  • 'Huge shambles': Top Tory on government schools policy
  • GCSE and A-level 2021 exams won't happen 'as normal'
  • BTECs: Petition against January exams reaches 100,000
  • GCSEs 2021: 'Deafening silence' on fairness expert group


Teacher health and safety 

  • School safety: Teacher Covid rates up to 333% above average

  • Health risks: DfE can't say how many teachers have died of Covid

  • Testing: Carry on with mass Covid testing, DfE tells schools

  • School closures: 11 questions that still need answering

  • Wilshaw: Williamson must take rap for getting it wrong

  • Vaccine: Teacher priority for vaccine up for debate by MPs


Guides

 

Remote learning

  • Resources: BBC will broadcast TV shows to help remote learning

  • Schools' digital divide: DfE falling short, says Blair
  • In full: Remote learning - what DfE expects of teachers

  • Online lessons: 5 things I had to learn to be a better remote teacher

  • Edtech: Primaries told by DfE they must wait to order laptops

  • Closures: All schools moving online until half-term, says Johnson

 

 

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