I thought it would be useful to pass on some phrases that have fallen into disuse, but might be needed again if the authorities don’t get their act together.
The Department of Education wants to address school disruption by “reducing pressure” on students.
Here’s how we combine climate action and nature regeneration with fairness and levelling up.
Many Conservative councils do not even charge a fee for providing this service. The arrangement should end.
Green insists the unions are “constructive” and “are more committed than anyone to young people and their futures.”
It makes sense to focus on a private-sector recovery, but a low pay offer to NHS workers sits badly alongside a record deal for teachers last year.
The last week of term is scarcely critical. Is he trying to avoid letting Greenwich set a precedent – or just squaring off with the unions?
With a ten-year background working in the education sector, I know that teachers are some of the most dedicated people you will ever meet.
There has even been opposition to providing on-line lessons. The closure of schools is further fracturing our already divided society.
The Government is only likely to be emboldened to take the necessary action if it feels that is what parents demand.
If the Mayor is incapable of doing his job, the Government will have to call in the inspectors to take charge.
Parents need to be persuaded to send their children back to school – and until that happens life chances will be blighted and economic growth lessened.
Johnson has fewer than three months in which to move public opinion – the key to getting schools moving again.
The battle to re-open state schools rages across the UK. Also: Mohammed Asghar, Conservative member of the Welsh Assembly, passed away this week.
This is fundamentally an issue of social justice. All children not currently in school are damaged by it, but the poorest children are damaged most.