Covid

Record high of 1 in 25 pupils off with Covid as confirmed cases double

A quarter of schools have more than 15 per cent of teachers off - nearly double the rate in...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

DfE looks to ex-teachers to fill Covid staffing gaps

Leaders also asked to 'use their own networks to encourage sign-up'

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Fines for school absence plummet by 86 per cent

The government wants councils and schools to ramp up enforcement

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

250k Covid absences in week before half term, with south west worst hit

DfE data shows Covid absences nationally rose to 3.2 per cent on October 21

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Revealed: the 21 areas set for £15m AP taskforces to prevent crime

The government has confirmed the 21 areas set to receive funding under a scheme to prevent vulnerable pupils in...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

School attendance data to be published fortnightly from September

The government will only publish school attendance data every two weeks from September, it has emerged. It comes as...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

More than 1 in 10 pupils absent as isolation rises again

More than one in ten pupils were absent from school last week because of Covid, after the number of...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Pupils three times more likely to be self-isolating in north-east than London

Secondary pupils in parts of northern England are more than three times as likely to miss classes while they...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

More than 600,000 pupils off school due to Covid

More than 600,000 pupils were absent last week because of Covid, with around one in ten secondary pupils missing...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker