EXCLUSIVE: the Archbishop of Southwark John Wilson backed a decision to cancel a visit by a gay author to a Catholic state school and to sack governors who wanted it to go ahead, @theipaper can reveal inews.co.uk/uncategorized/…@theipaper A letter obtained by @theipaper also shows that the diocese “dictated” a statement to the headteacher of John Fisher School last Wednesday, which he was supposed to use to cancel the event.
Mar 9 • 17 tweets • 5 min read
An @theipaper exclusive: A Catholic state school has been plunged into turmoil after the local diocese overruled the head and governors to cancel a visit by a gay author inews.co.uk/news/catholic-…@theipaper Award-winning author @simonjamesgreen had been due to give a talk and book signing at John Fisher School in Purley, Croydon, on Monday to mark World Book Day. But his visit was cancelled at the last minute by @RC_Southwark.
Mar 8 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
A new GCSE in Natural History is needed to halt and reverse the loss of the UK's biodiversity, campaigners have said inews.co.uk/author/will-ha…@theipaper@theipaper The @ocrexams exam board submitted a formal proposal for the new subject to the DfE in October 2020, but Covid and ministerial change at the department last year have delayed its response.
Sep 4, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
If we had some good news earlier about apparently low threat of transmission in primary schools, we now have some bad news about universities. SAGE has said there's a “significant risk” that universities could “amplify” transmission of Covid assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/upl…
“Large outbreaks are possible over a time period of weeks, so could peak towards the end of the term”. This would “coincide with the Christmas and New Year period posing a significant risk to both extended families and local communities”...
Sep 2, 2020 • 32 tweets • 6 min read
Big committee hearing this morning. Ofqual are getting grilled by @CommonsEd over the exams fiasco. Chair Roger Taylor will be there, but former chief regulator Sally Collier is not.
@CommonsEd We're now underway @CommonsEd
Aug 14, 2020 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
Today I spoke to a young man, Saeed. He's an unaccompanied refugee in care. Came to UK in 2016. Got 8s and 7s at GCSE. Offer to study at Manchester and was predicted ABB. Downgraded to BCE. Missed his offer. Can't get a place elsewere. "Stuck". inews.co.uk/news/education…@theipaper@theipaper He excelled at GCSE despite having to learn a new language, was "so happy" to get a string of offers from Russell Group unis. He went with the most generous offer “because I thought to myself I should go for the lower one and secure my place”...