The Department for Education (DfE) in a press release has announced changes to the 2020/2021 test cycle. The decisions they took were to protect primary assessments that support accountability and also reduce some of the scope of testing. Additionally the decisions recognise the pressures that schools and teachers are facing.
The timetable variation (TTV) period was also extended.
Read the DFE full press release on this link ----->
The British Museum has blogged about this exciting new project which begins next year 2021.
I personally feel that I have laid a successful siege on this matter for many years now and I can say I am satisfied with the result.
Whilst congratulations are in order for The British Museum and its partners and others involved in this very productive outcome I hasten to add that they should be allowed to get on with it and (unhelpful) opportunists should not seize on this project to get in the way of the progress made so far.
Just leave them alone to get on with the job.
The Benin people do not need any spanners in the works at this present time. Go and find other causes to champion.
And thank you for doing so.
Read the British Museum blog here ---->
United States of America President Trump has been taken to hospital less than 24 hours after testing positive for Coronavirus.
COVID-19 test on the President came back positive on Friday 2nd October. He is said to have low-grade fever, nasal congestion and a cough. He has started to receive treatment after he was flown to hospital last night as a precaution.
The President's wife Melania Trump also tested positive for COVID-19.
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And here at CNN ----->
You can find comprehensive lessons for all primary and secondary year groups on the BBC Bitesize website.
All subjects are covered.
BBC Bitesize daily lessons ----->
Boris Johnson United Kingdom Prime Minister has tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Mr. Johnson posted on his Twitter feed a few hours ago that he developed mild symptoms of the virus over the last 24 hours. He was apparently given personal advise yesterday by the UK Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty to have himself tested after he developed a persistent cough and temperature. The PM was tested by National Health Service (NHS) staff at Number 10 Downing Street.
Two days ago on Wednesday 25th March it was announced that the heir to the British throne Prince Charles the Prince of Wales had tested positive after developing mild symptoms of the virus.
Both the UK Prime Minister and the heir to the British throne are now both self isolating at home. However the PM will not be taking any time off work. He will be using technology to communicate with his ministers and is still in charge of running the country.
Coronavirus Facts BBC
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The Science Museum in London has opened the world's largest display dedicated to the history of medicine in its Wellcome Galleries.
The astonishing collection of more than 3,000 objects span centuries and continents. Students of history of medicine will definitely find this unique resource unparallelled and worth visiting. It is worth that visit with lots to see and do there. Alternatively the museum does school visits. All well worth it. See for yourself.
Click on this web link to visit the website ---->.
The eleven judges sitting on the case of parliament prorogue have unanimously ruled that:
The full judgment can be downloaded below including recordings of the three days: -------->
Read how the judgment was delivered on the links below:
UK Supreme Court Blog ------>
BBC News ------->
Text of the ruling: Financial Times ------>
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