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

Omicron: 1 in 25 staff off with Covid as absence rate doubles

Tens of thousands of staff are off school with confirmed cases of the virus

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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

Covid: Staff absence up by 20% as term draws to a close

More than 230,000 pupils were off due to Covid on December 9

James Carr
James Carr
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
Covid

DfE threatened with legal action over ‘unlawful’ Covid attendance rules

The government is being threatened with legal action if it fails to update attendance guidance for vulnerable children and...

James Carr
James Carr
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

Leading academy CEOs demand £5.8bn catch-up cash for poorer pupils

A group of leading academy trust bosses have set out proposals for a £5.8 billion Covid recovery plan, as...

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