Schools

Schools must publish improvement plans in absence crackdown

The DfE is consulting on more prescriptive absence rules, ordering schools to be 'proactive' and councils to use their...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Quarter of schools surpass DfE contingency thresholds requiring stricter Covid measures

School leaders are calling for changes to the government's current Covid guidance

James Carr
James Carr
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Over 1 million children miss school because of Covid

More than a million children were absent from school last week because of Covid, new government data suggests. Department...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Williamson working to ‘relax Covid measures in schools’

The education secretary has said he is working with colleagues to “relax Covid measures in schools”, after new figures...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Attendance: School Covid contact absences quadruple in a week

The number of pupils absent because of a potential contact with Covid-19 in school has quadrupled in just one...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Teachers report rise in non-Covid persistent absence

Three in ten teachers have reported a surge in non-Covid-related persistent absences, with the problem more acute in the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker