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Boris Johnson told officials not to make school lockdown contingency plans, new report claims

Prime minister Boris Johnson told officials not to make contingency plans for schools last year in the event of...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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DfE seeks public ownership of Oak as budget set to halve next term

The Department for Education wants to take Oak National Academy into public ownership, according to the group behind the...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Consider holding proms outdoors, DfE tells schools after ‘Freedom Day’ delay

The Department for Education has told schools sports day events can still go ahead – but open days and...

James Carr
James Carr
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Pupils missed 33 million days of in-person education due to Covid last autumn

Pupils missed 33 million days of in-person education because of Covid during the autumn term last year, as schools...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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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
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Schools to remain open during second national lockdown, PM confirms

Schools in England will remain open during the month-long national lockdown due to begin on Thursday, Boris Johnson has...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Schools to stay open as Johnson announces tougher lockdown restrictions

Schools, colleges and universities “will stay open”, despite a ramping up of lockdown restrictions in England, Boris Johnson has...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker