Daily News Summary
27 May 2021

image Coronavirus: Primary school children 'present a lower risk of spreading COVID'
image Exams 2021: Statement on SQA appeals expected next week
image Employers to receive £1k per T-level placement

Coronavirus: Primary school children 'present a lower risk of spreading COVID'


A German study has found that primary school children produce fewer droplets that spread coronavirus than adults. By Justin Huggler, The Telegraph.

Some schools have had to close their on-site provision and switch to online learning due to rising COVID rates linked to the Indian variant. By James Carr, Schools Week.

Molly Kingsley writes in The Telegraph calling on the Government to take action to address the "shocking decline in children's mental health" during the pandemic.

Katherine Moulds, the Department for Education's (DfE) deputy director in charge of the digital strategy for education, has described the Government's free laptops scheme as "hugely successful". By Amy Gibbons, Tes.

Paul Blomfield, the Labour chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Students, has written to health secretary Matt Hancock raising concerns about whether international and UK university students will receive the right vaccines at the right time this summer. By Will Hazell, iNews.


Exams 2021: Statement on SQA appeals expected next week


Shirley-Anne Somerville, Scotland's new education secretary, has said she intends to make a statement to Parliament next week on what the appeals process for national qualifications will look like this year. By Emma Seith, Tes.


Employers to receive £1k per T-level placement


The DfE has said that employers will be able to claim £1,000 for every T-level placement they offer between May 2021 and July 2022. By Kate Parker, Tes.



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