The issues arising over the last three weeks over exams and assessments have not only highlighted how important it is for our children to be at school, but also how important it is to give them the opportunity to take exams as a means of assessment; exams being a fair and effective way of giving
As Parliament went into recess last Wednesday, I took Thursday off and spent the day with my nephew and nieces in Hastings. We wandered down George Street, had fish and chips in Rock-a-Nore, ice cream, climbed East Hill and played crazy golf. It was a wonderful day and the teenagers loved it.
A recent poll of 2,000 parents found that the extra time we are spending at home because of coronavirus is bringing families closer together by giving parents and children more of an opportunity to bond and spend time together.
Last Monday, the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme opened for applications. This Scheme is part of a number of financial measures the Government has brought in to protect employees and businesses during this unsettling global pandemic.
The last time I wrote my column in the Observer, I wrote about keeping some perspective on the Coronavirus. We still do need to keep perspective on bulk, panic buying, but our focus must be on saving lives first and foremost - and our livelihoods.
Coronavirus has dominated news outlets for the past few days - a worrying time for many of us when we think about our elderly relatives and friends, people with compromised immune systems and vulnerable people sleeping rough on our streets.