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Evidence not needed for short mental health absence, says DfE

Government says GPs are 'unlikely to be able to offer such evidence to support one-off absences related to mental...

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Teacher strikes

Teacher strikes: 40% of pupils miss school, data suggests

It means 3.2 million pupils were at home today because of strikes if attendance data from 3,300 schools is...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

DfE advice on when schools should use remote education: 8 key findings

Remote learning can be used to 'reintegrate' some absent pupils and also for those who are off with infections,...

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Schools

MPs launch inquiry into persistent school absence

Education committee intervenes after persistent absence soared to 23.5 per cent post-pandemic

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Sir Gav’s £17k golden goodbye, and 6 other things we learned from the DfE’s accounts

Bumper payouts for sacked ministers, staff retention issues and fears over SEND performance all revealed in annual accounts

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

DfE will ‘prioritise’ parts of shelved schools bill

Schools bill axed in current form with most academy legislation shelved, but ‘priority’ proposals like out-of-school register still on...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Information watchdog sounds alarm over live school attendance tracker

DfE failed to properly assess risk of collection of pupil data now used by 14,000 schools nationwide, says ICO

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

29 areas vie for spots on council academy trust pilot

Only a third of councils which applied are likely to be able to join the pilot launching their own...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

DfE adviser calls for dozens of attendance hubs

Trust CEO Rob Tarn wants DfE funding so other schools can follow North Shore Academy's lead in launching attendance...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger