Other articles of interest: 12.05.2020 – 15.05.2020

BBC Radio 4, World at One: Sir Peter Lampl, Chair of the Sutton Trust, is interviewed about online learning, section starts at 6.35, 15.05.2020

The Guardian, Teachers can legally refuse to return over health risk, says union, 15.05.2020

The Times, Teaching unions are working against the interests of children, says Blunkett, 14.05.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers 'at more risk of catching coronavirus from other teachers than from pupils', 13.05.2020

The Guardian, Unions warn of 'lack of understanding' over English school reopenings, 13.05.2020

BBC News, 'Not safe to reopen schools,' warn teachers' unions, 13.05.2020

The Times, As we embrace online learning, we must ensure no child is left behind, 13.05.2020

TES, GCSEs: Only 39% teachers think 2020 grades fair for all, 13.05.2020

The Telegraph, Children in care are 'thriving' during lockdown because they do not have the pressure of school, children’s services boss says, 12.05.2020

TES, DfE won't fund school meal vouchers over half-term, 12.05.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: School attendance rate climbs to 2.4%, 12.05.2020

TES, Explain to us why teachers don't need PPE, say heads, 12.05.2020

The Independent, Coronavirus has left schools confused about their future. Here’s my plan to get young pupils back in education, 12.05.2020 (Requires ‘Independent premium’ subscription)

The Telegraph, Could maximum class sizes of 15 pupils significantly improve our children's school life?, 12.05.2020

BBC News, Coronavirus: EIS union opposes early return to school, 12.05.2020

BBC News, Heads say 1 June school reopening plan 'not feasible', 12.05.2020

The Telegraph, Teachers should not go to work on June 1 if they feel unsafe, unions say, 12.05.2020.  Also in The Times and The Financial Times (FT subscription required to gain access)

The Guardian, 'It's OK for teachers to cry': how to handle bereavement in school, 12.05.2020

The Guardian, Like the Open University, we now need an Open School for the whole country, 12.05.2020

iNews, Coronavirus in the UK: Poor children must not feel ‘punished’ by catch-up summer schools, think tank says, 12.05.2020

The Telegraph, 'My daughter was meant to start GCSEs today': How homeschooling is destroying family life, 12.05.2020

The Times, View on teachers going back to school: See Me, 12.05.2020

Schools Week, Summer schools could be seen as ‘punishment’ for disadvantaged pupils, heads warn, 12.05.2020

The Times, All primary pupils ‘back to school by end of June’, 12.05.2020

The Telegraph, Coronavirus: help your teen now, in the run-up to schools reopening, and during the school holidays, 11.05.2020

The Telegraph, 'Education was meant to be our passport to a better future - we’re not getting the support we need', 11.05.2020

TES, Teacher safety debate is needed, says Chris Whitty, 11.05.2020

The Mirror, Parents won't be fined for keeping children out of school after lockdown, 11.05.2020

TES, Rethink of 'rushed' school re-opening plans demanded, 11.05.2020

Schools Week, Speed read: 6 schools findings from the government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, 11.05.2020

Schools Week, Key findings: how the DfE thinks schools can safely reopen, 11.05.2020

The Times, Coronavirus: Your children are safer in school than at home, French parents are told, 11.05.2020

Schools Week, Coronavirus: Tests for pupils with symptoms, no PPE needed and classes of 15, 11.05.2020

The Telegraph, School classes to have 15 pupil limit, Government's new coronavirus guidance says, 11.05.2020.  Also in BBC News

The Guardian, The Guardian view on reopening schools: not so fast, 11.05.2020

The Telegraph, 'My son's GCSE year has been abandoned in the lockdown, so what should parents like me do now?', 11.05.2020

The Telegraph, 'I have a ten-year-old who simply refuses to be taught and it’s destroying family life', 11.05.2020