Covid

Ministers told to beef up waning pupil vaccination rates

Calls come as new data shows poorer pupils are the least likely to be vaccinated

James Carr
James Carr
Mental health

MPs want mental health support teams extended to all schools in six years

Committee calls for 'urgent action' to prevent services slipping backwards

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

Schools targeted by scam NHS emails offering Omicron PCR tests

The DfE is urging schools to be vigilant about fake NHS emails urging readers to order tests 'to avoid...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Walk-in centres will open for under 16s to boost slow jabs roll-out

NHS chief confirms access from half-term

James Carr
James Carr
News

Unions tell Williamson schools cannot run on-site Covid tests themselves

Heads’ and teachers’ unions have warned Gavin Williamson schools cannot be responsible for running daily on-site Covid testing themselves...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Government unable to back up promises on school mental health support

The government has pledged to accelerate the roll-out of mental health support teams (MHSTs) for schools – but was...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Coronavirus: Teachers say a special ‘thank you’ to NHS heroes

Teachers have joined the hundreds of thousands of people volunteering to help the NHS to say “thank you” to...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
News

Halfon: Give schools their own NHS-style 10 year plan

Education needs a ten-year funding plan like the one drawn up for the NHS, the chair of the parliamentary...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Set up ‘Teach First-style’ scheme for school mental health specialists, says report

A scheme modelled on Teach First should be set up in schools to train mental health specialists to work...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson