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Long Covid affects 1 in 20 secondary pupils, study suggests

Pupils with symptoms 12 weeks or more after getting Covid are also more likely to suffer mental health problems

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Vacancies for some school leader roles up 85% on pre-Covid rates

Data also suggests more teaching vacancies have been advertised in the last five months than in any of the…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

One in four pupils were persistently absent in autumn 2021

Changes to isolation rules reduced Covid-related absence, but illness drove a rise in other absences

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker


Latest Opinions

Schools

We can’t let slow internet speeds stifle learning

The government plans to give up to 3,000 more primary schools access to gigabit-capable broadband

Freddie Whittaker
Julia Lopez
Baker Clause

The Baker Clause requires a carrot as well as a stick

Legal enforcement of the Baker Clause is long overdue and will benefit all pupils, writes Simon Connell, but it…

JL Dutaut
Simon Connell

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Sustainability and education: Brighter futures

A look into sustainability within schools, eco-anxiety in the classroom and what Pearson is doing to support

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The View from SIMS Next Gen

Read the latest update from SIMS Next Gen’s Head of Product, Holly Westall

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Mental health investigation

Mental health

Special investigation: How collapsing mental health services are failing children

Four-month investigation reveals the devastating toll on families and schools

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Jess Staufenberg and Samantha Booth
Mental health

Special schools ‘bursting at seams’ – but DfE doesn’t collect the data

Heads say the system is ‘completely overwhelmed’

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Mental health

Schools pick up the pieces as suicidal kids turned away from CAMHS

Teachers are told to ‘keep them safe’ as schools are left to ‘plug the gap’

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Review of the week

Latest Reviews

Melissa Jane’s blogs of the week, 20 June 2022

This week’s top blogs are on the risks of ‘measuring everyone with the same ruler’ – pupils with SEND,…

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Ruby Bhatti’s blogs of the week, 13 June 2022

This week’s top blogs are about school vision, SEND governors, safe LGBTQ+ spaces, improving workforce diversity and a journey…

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Robin Conway’s blogs of the week, 6 June 2022

This week’s top blogs cover grade inflation, live marking, policy implementation, highlighters as a study tool and empowering others…

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Latest Research

Research

How can we judge the impact of coaching in schools?

For all the buzz about coaching, until now there has been little by way of measuring its effects in…

JL Dutaut
Rachel Lofthouse
Research

How can ‘quick-fire’ research help us answer timely questions?

The EEF’s Amy Ellis-Thompson unpicks the findings from new quick-fire research designed to test strategies to boost pupil engagement…

JL Dutaut
Amy Ellis-Thompson
Research

What do schools need to embed sustainability?

New research contains the first parent polling on sustainability education and shows what support schools need most to meet…

JL Dutaut
Nicola Walshe

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