Covid

How effective are face masks in the classroom?

Minsters have published the evidence behind their decision to bring back face coverings in the classroom

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

Unions to challenge heads who follow DfE ‘combine classes’ advice

Five education unions say the government guidance aimed at keeping pupils in school will only increase Covid transmission

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

Order new Covid tests by 5pm or face two-week wait, DfE tells schools

Test kits ordered after 5pm today won’t be delivered until the week after next

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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The Skills Network launch expert CLFP tool to support educators across the country this new year

Leading UK training provider The Skills Network is offering financial assistance to schools and colleges across the country with…

The Skills Network
The Skills Network
Covid

Spring term Covid guidance changes: 7 things we learned

Air cleaning units only for schools with ‘sustained high’ CO2 levels, and teachers not expected to wear masks in…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Consider ‘combining classes’ to keep pupils in school, DfE tells leaders

New guidance urges ‘flexible’ use of all staff to ‘ensure settings remain open’ amid Omicron disruption

John Dickens
John Dickens


Covid

DfE recommends masks in secondary classes as Omicron surges

Ministers will also provide 7,000 more air-cleaning unit and Ofsted won’t ask serving leaders to carry out inspections

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

New year’s honours 2022: Who got what in the schools community

56 people with links to England’s schools have been recognised

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Covid vaccine recommended for vulnerable 5 to 11-year-olds

JCVI recommendation comes after a paediatric formulation of the Pfizer vaccine was approved for children

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Academy trusts get £21m in non-repayable bailouts

The Academies Enterprise Trust received £2 million, one of more than 80 trusts bailed out in a single year

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Trusts rack up £3bn surplus, and 6 more academy sector accounts findings

The report reveals rising reserves, more spending rule breaches and more trusts under scrutiny over high pay

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

DBS ‘ready’ for supply teacher drive as DfE pledges to release own staff

Eligible civil servants not working on Covid will be released for supply teaching

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker

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Covid

DfE threatened with legal action over ‘unlawful’ Covid attendance rules

The government is being threatened with legal action if it fails to update attendance guidance for vulnerable children and…

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Academy trusts’ cash stash rises to £3bn despite pandemic pressures

Academy trusts boosted their reserves and surpluses last year despite the upheaval of Covid, official figures show. New Department…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger