Covid

Covid knocks permanent exclusions to lowest level since 2013 after pre-lockdown rise

Permanent exclusions dropped by more than a third to their lowest level since 2013 last year, official figures show,...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Unions demand ‘immediate’ release of Covid-19 variant school outbreaks data

Unions representing heads, teachers and support staff have demanded the “immediate” release of data on the number of Covid-19...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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SEND pupils ‘not getting enough help’ in mainstream schools, says Ofsted

Ofsted has warned some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are “not getting enough help” in mainstream...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Academy trust loses spending records after finance system switch

An academy trust appears to have lost access to financial data from longer than two years ago after changing...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
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Safeguarding software ‘normalises authoritarian approaches’ in schools – academics

Academics are concerned safeguarding software that allow firms to keep watch on pupils’ activity on computers is “normalising extreme...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Data helps us intervene early, says academy trust

Trusts are concerned that a new government diktat to pull back from data collection will stop them making rapid...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Schools need to boost staff and governors’ data literacy, research finds

Schools must focus on boosting the data literacy of newly or recently qualified teachers and governors in order to...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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DfE placed on UK Statistics Authority watch list

The Department for Education has been cautioned by the UK Statistics Authority for delaying data releases and providing unclear...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Multi-academy trusts swap data systems for Progress 8

New performance measures such as Progress 8 have led some multi-academy trusts to move away from traditional data-system providers....

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg