Coronavirus

Hawking Foundation launches free vaccination learning tools

The Stephen Hawking Foundation has launched a schools programme to enable children and their families to make informed decisions about vaccinations after routine childhood immunisations fell every year for almost a decade. The first in a series of teaching aids published today focusses on the COVID vaccine and tackles head on …

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Schools in Scotland encouraged to use free video content provided though the National e-Learning Partnership and ClickView

To help teachers engage students in remote learning the National e-Learning Partnership and leading video content provider, ClickView, are offering all schools across Scotland free access to their full range of dynamic, highly visual resources. Already trusted by many Scottish schools and local authorities including Edinburgh and Inverclyde, ClickView was …

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Archery targets primary schools as ideal socially distanced sport for all ages and abilities

As families struggle through lockdown, with many juggling home-schooling alongside their own commitments often working from home, it’s clear that physical activity for children unable to access regular PE lessons has become restricted by limited time and opportunity. In response to this potential crisis, Archery GB is approaching primary schools …

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NFER and EEF publish interim findings on impact of Covid-19 on school closures

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published the interim findings from a study assessing the extent to which Key Stage 1 pupils’ attainment in reading and maths were impacted by partial school closures during the first national Covid-19 lockdown, and particularly the effect on disadvantaged pupils. This paper focuses on …

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Independent testing proves nano product’s surface protection efficacy

Independent testing has proved Cicada Antimicrobial Surface Protection, powered by Liquid Guard® Technology to be successful against SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. Independent laboratory tests had already proved the efficacy of Liquid Guard® against TGEV coronavirus and a host of other bacterial and viral infections including Influenza A, E.coli, MRSA, …

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Teacher training with a twist: How the NHS Deep Cleaning and Advisory Service is protecting staff and students during lockdown

The NHS Deep Cleaning and Advisory Service is joining forces with schools across the UK to help protect staff, students and parents during the Covid-19 pandemic. More than 30 schools across the country have so far partnered with the NHS service, which aims to extend the NHS standard of cleanliness to …

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Flagship SENCO report reveals the impact of Covid-19 on pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

New research from Bath Spa University, in collaboration with nasen, has revealed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and highlights concerns around the provision of specialist support for children and young people and the impact on Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs). …

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National Marine Aquarium introduces online lessons for school children

The National Marine Aquarium, an initiative of the Ocean Conservation Trust, will provide the background for the broadcasting of an exciting series of free, live lessons. The live lessons will assist with home learning whilst also providing a chance for children and their parents and teachers to gain some of …

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