The Mail reports Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has insisted "it is a priority to keep schools open" when England goes into lockdown for a second time from Thursday. By David Wilcock.
The mayors of Manchester and Liverpool have said schools and colleges in England should close during lockdown to reduce transmission of the coronavirus. BBC News.
Kevin Courtney, general secretary of the National Education Union, is calling on the Government to close schools in England, except for the children of key workers and vulnerable children. By Charlie Duffield, iNews.
According to iNews, ministers blocked a proposal put forward by scientists advising the Government to close secondary schools during the second lockdown. By Jane Merrick and Will Hazell.
Sir Jeremy Farrar, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) and director of the Wellcome Trust, has suggested schools may need to close if infection rates continue to rise during lockdown. By Nicola Woolcock and Charlotte Wace, The Times.
Dr Martin Stephen, chair of governors at an inner-city comprehensive, writes in The Telegraph arguing a move to close schools during the second lockdown would be "an appalling misjudgement".
The Telegraph outlines how lockdown measures in England will affect schools, colleges and universities. By Gordon Rayner.
BBC News reports bookings have opened for the new National Tutoring Programme (NTP), which aims to help disadvantaged pupils in England catch up on their education. By Judith Burns. An article in Schools Week features a full list of the 32 providers selected to deliver the NTP in its first year. By Freddie Whittaker.
Nick Brook, the deputy general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, has warned the NTP is "severely constrained by the number of tutors available". By Sally Weale, The Guardian.
Tes reports supermarket chain Morrisons PLC is offering school staff across the UK a 10 per cent discount in its stores until January 2021 to say thank you for "looking after the nation's children throughout the pandemic". By Dave Speck.
Jo Grady, general secretary of the University and College Union, has said it would be "incomprehensible" to allow universities to continue face-to-face teaching during a second lockdown. By Georgina Littlejohn, iNews.
Larry Flanagan, general secretary of the Educational Institute of Scotland, has suggested schools in level 4 areas of Scotland should close and return to remote or blended learning. By Mark McLaughlin, The Times. According to BBC News, senior pupils and teachers in areas of Scotland under level 3 and 4 restrictions are being advised to wear face coverings in classrooms.