Covid

Schools fear closures amid Covid testing kit delays

8% of schools reported having staff unable to attend due to a lack of Covid tests

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James Carr
Schools

‘Risky’ MFL GCSE reforms get go ahead – but delayed for a year

DfE has also 'broadened' vocabularly definition and given exam boards more flexibility

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James Carr
Schools

SIMS introduce 6-month break clause after contract backlash

Legal action has been threatened despite DfE green light

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James Carr
Covid

Open classroom windows between lessons so kids don’t get too cold, says DfE

But experts warn methods are not a 'magic bullet'

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James Carr
Covid

Schools raid own coffers after DfE provides just 8,000 air-cleaning units

Education secretary claims allocation is based on school feedback

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James Carr
Ofsted

Ofsted inspector ranks reduced by 86% as leaders told to focus on school roles

The change means far fewer schools will be visited for inspection in the coming weeks

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James Carr
Schools

400 schools sign up to take collective action against SIMS

However the DfE has given schools the green light to proceed with sign-up

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James Carr
Ofsted

Attendance a ‘stubborn concern’, and 4 more findings from Ofsted recovery research

Many schools have introduced a 'recovery curriculum' to aid catch-up

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James Carr
Covid

DfE extends Covid workforce fund until Feb half-term

The scheme was reintroduced last month amid rising rates

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James Carr