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Attendance: 1 in 20 pupils absent due to Covid as isolations soar

More than one in 20 pupils were off school last week due to Covid, with more than a quarter...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Schools warned Brexit driver shortages threaten meal supplies

School meals could face disruption and caterers have begun stockpiling as a driver shortage fuelled by Brexit and Covid...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Williamson announces autumn 2021 phonics screening check

An autumn phonics screening check will take place again this year, the education secretary has announced. Gavin Williamson told...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Covid: Schools close sites after surge in Indian variant

Schools are being forced to close on-site provision and switch to online learning due to surging Covid rates linked...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Urgent action demanded on home education after deaths of ‘invisible’ children

The government must pay “urgent attention” to safeguarding for pupils educated at home, an expert has warned, amid a...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Features

‘You have to not look like you’re giving up’

Jess Staufenberg talks to the trust boss the government threatened to sue, who values autonomy and wellbeing for her...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

£15 billion extra needed for Covid lost learning recovery, EPI says

The government would need to invest an additional £15 billion in order to fulfil Boris Johnson’s pledge to make...

James Carr
James Carr
News

DfE still short of 1.3 million laptop target despite Gibb promise

The Department for Education had still not fulfilled its pledge to deliver 1.3 million free laptops to disadvantaged pupils...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Free school meals: 300k more pupils became eligible in first 7 months of Covid

The number of children eligible for free school meals surged in the first seven months of the Covid-19 pandemic,...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger