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“The danger is going back and doing the same things the same way”: GTC Scotland’s Kenneth Muir insists education system must change post-Covid

Addressing how the education sector in Scotland has thus far charted its own course through the Covid-19 crisis, The General Teaching Council for Scotland’s chief executive Kenneth Muir pays tribute to teaching professionals for their show of commitment, but insists that to serve future generations well, the sector must learn its lessons from the pandemic and resist reverting back to old ways.

Chancellor to make announcement on Job Retention Scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will address MPs on Tuesday to outline the future of the government’s Job Retention Scheme, after he had warned that it was unsustainable in its current format.

Third round of UK-EU trade negotiations underway

Talks over a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and EU have restarted this week, with a decision set to be made on the future of negotiations at a key summit in June.

Prime minister presents “roadmap” out of Covid-19 lockdown

Prime minister Boris Johnson presented his “conditional plan” for the reopening of UK society on Sunday evening.

Welsh schools will not reopen on June 1, education minister says

Education minister Kirsty Williams has said that schools in Wales will not re-open on June 1.

Bank of England forecasts worst UK recession on record

The Bank of England has said that the Covid-19 pandemic will trigger the UK’s deepest known recession.

Covid-19: NHS contact-tracing app to be trialled on the Isle of Wight

An NHS contact-tracing app is being trialled on the Isle of Wight, with council and healthcare workers among the first to use it.

UK joins Europe-led vaccine effort

The UK has pledged £388 million toward a European initiative to raise €7.5 billion [£6.6 billion] in funds for a Covid-19 vaccine.

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