Schools

DfE trialling ‘real-time’ attendance tracker to cut absences

'Less burdensome' automated data collection hailed as 'first step to more efficient approach'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Catch-up

Heads want tutor money directly after NTP ‘bureaucratic nightmare’

Staff 'don't have the capacity' to sign pupils up to flagship programme

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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
Schools

Schools must publish improvement plans in absence crackdown

The DfE is consulting on more prescriptive absence rules, ordering schools to be 'proactive' and councils to use their...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Exams

Ministers urged to review exams plan amid covid disruption

School leaders concerned 'trust in the fairness of exams process will falter'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

DfE rejects 1 in 5 requests for school air-cleaning units

285 schools had bids for government-funded units refused because they 'did not meet the eligibility criteria'

James Carr
James Carr
Schools

‘Discrimination’: Small trusts denied two-thirds of repairs cash

One school has seen six bids to replace a dilapidated classroom rejected, sparking claims rural schools are at a...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

RSC advisory board election results delayed

DfE says outcome of election for advisers on academy oversight will no longer be announced this month

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Give staff concessions in London driving charge plan, say heads

Proposals will 'inevitably' affect school staff, but measures are needed to tackle pollution, leaders warn

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker