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Coronavirus: Heads can refuse to reopen schools if they don’t think it’s safe, say leadership unions

Headteachers can refuse to reopen their schools to more pupils if they don’t believe they can do so safely,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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EPI: Suspend Ofsted inspections until 2021 and launch retired teacher volunteer scheme

Suspending Ofsted inspections until next year and asking retired teachers to volunteer would help disadvantaged pupils “catch up” when...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Coronavirus: Government must say why it wants to reopen schools, say heads

The government must explain why it wants to reopen schools in order to build “confidence and agreement” in its...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Coronavirus: Reopen schools before summer if possible, say leadership unions

Unions representing school leaders across England are lobbying the government to reopen schools for a “limited period” before the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Coronavirus: How schools have dealt with day one of mass closures

Schools saw a “manageable” number of pupils arrive at their doors today as they begin to adjust to a...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Coronavirus: Leadership unions say school closures ‘likely’ after DfE crunch talks

The general secretaries of England’s two school leadership unions have said it is “likely that a number of schools...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Coronavirus: Heads summoned to DfE meeting to discuss potential school closures

Leadership unions and academy representatives have been summoned to the Department for Education to discuss schools’ response to coronavirus....

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Do what’s best for pupils, even if government doesn’t like it, Barton tells heads

Schools leaders should defy the government and snub GCSE English to help the “forgotten third” of pupils destined to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Barred: Teachers in challenging schools shut out of DfE schemes over EBacc rates

Teachers in the most challenging schools are being barred from shaping policy or sharing their expertise as government limits...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth