Organisations should be invited in, to offer pupils professional mental health support, as well as sports activities and academic catch-up tuition.
It’s a terrible milestone and Ministers throughout the UK will be blamed. How could our governments and administrations do better next time?
The Government needs to provide an educational route map out of Coronavirus for schools and colleges – so that they can prepare.
The Prime Minister seems to be mulling some school re-openings pre-Easter. But how long will it last and who can really be sure?
Until Ministers have a clear direction in which to steer the ship of anti-poverty policy, they will be at the mercy of the passengers.
There will be “a form of teacher assessed grades…this year we’re going to put our trust in teachers rather than algorithms”.
The sense that he hates the whole business is helping to carry him through it – for all the mistakes that have been made.
It stands to reason that an early return to online learning, or a late return to school, is going to hit the worst-off children hardest.
The levelling up agenda depends upon nation-wide digital inclusivity. If we give up on this, we will be trying to deliver it with one hand held behind our back.
We could, if lost time really is the objection to 2021’s exams going ahead, shorten the Easter holidays and pay teachers a bonus for extra work.
It’s vital that on education, policing and infrastructure, as much clarity is given as possible to departments as possible in terms of long-term funding.
There is deprivation and lower educational attainment in the southern new towns, coastal communities, inner cities and rural coldspots.
Reducing their length will help close this attainment gap, while reducing the burden on working families.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
The first of a ConHome series this week on Boris Johnson’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.