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The universities minister hopes to reassure the people of Hatfield as the University of Hertfordshire restarts its academic term.

Hundreds of children have already been sent home from school to self-isolate due to coronavirus concerns – less than two weeks after the start of the autumn term.

After a Hatfield school instituted a policy where parents had to accompanying their children through the school gates post COVID-19, there was some outcry from pupils and their families.

A Welwyn Garden City school has decided to make mask wearing in corridors mandatory for pupils.

Education officials in Hertfordshire are reflecting on the size of COVID ‘bubbles’ in large secondary schools, in the wake of recent outbreaks of the coronavirus.

Hatfield’s St Philip Howard Catholic Primary School has confirmed that there has been one positive COVID-19 case in Year 6.

Following a confirmed case of coronavirus at Stanborough School in Welwyn Garden City, all its Year 8 students have been told to self-isolate.

School staff in Hertfordshire will not be asked to wear face masks in the staff room or during meetings – despite council bosses having asked for similar measures in care homes.

We spoke to Paul Ramsey, Headteacher at Verulam School in St Albans, who shares his top tips to help you choose the right secondary school for your child, and explains the main benefits of single-sex schools.

Officials from bus operator Arriva have released more details on how they intend to keep schoolchildren who use the bus safe, as preparations for the return to school ramp up.

Schools in Hertfordshire have been quizzed on what their responses will be to localised outbreaks of coronavirus, the wearing of masks and the morning school run ahead of the planned September return.


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A-Level Results

Monday, August 17, 2020

A Level and GCSE results will now be based on teacher assessment grades rather than moderated scores if they were downgraded, after a dramatic U-turn by the government this afternoon.

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GCSE Results

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Following the cancellation of exams due to COVID-19, and the A-level results debacle last week, GCSE results are being awarded based on teacher and centre-assessed grades. Follow our live blog to see how pupils fared.

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