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Election 2024

Enough spare classrooms to meet Labour nursery pledge

Party has said it would spend £140 million converting spare classrooms into nurseries at 3,334 primary schools

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Samantha Booth
Schools

‘Children are our future and it’s for them that Tim dedicated his life’ 

Hundreds gather to remember the late Sir Tim Brighouse

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Samantha Booth
Election 2024

Phillipson: ‘It’s my job to get education back up the agenda’

The shadow education secretary on why private schools need to cut their cloth, emulating Gove and curriculum change

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Samantha Booth
Election 2024

‘While I teach history, I’m going to make history’: Meet the teachers standing for election

At least 25 candidates with teaching backgrounds are standing for election this year

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Samantha Booth and Freddie Whittaker
Covid

DfE Covid lockdown party may have gone on past 1am

Staff swiped out of Sanctuary Buildings 34 times after 10am on night of party, 8 times after 1am

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Samantha Booth
Mental health

Study: Access to school counselling would ‘pay for itself’ in 10 years

Counselling could help 'missing middle' of children who don't meet mental health treatment thresholds, Public First study says

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Samantha Booth
Recruitment and retention

Teaching workforce grows by just 259 as recruitment stalls

Almost as many teachers left the profession as entered it last year

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Samantha Booth
Attendance

Butlin’s accused of ‘undermining’ school absence fight

Holiday firm offers four-night 'showtime term-time midweek breaks'

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Samantha Booth
Election 2024

Election 2024: The schools policies now in limbo as purdah looms

Restriction on announcements and decisions begins on Saturday ahead of July 4 poll

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Samantha Booth