Ofsted

Ofsted inspector ranks reduced by 86% as leaders told to focus on school roles

The change means far fewer schools will be visited for inspection in the coming weeks

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Masks back in class at Oasis schools as other trusts weigh similar move

Oasis said other academy trusts were also considering going beyond DfE guidance to tackle Omicron

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

DfE extends Covid workforce fund until Feb half-term

The scheme was reintroduced last month amid rising rates

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Second jabs planned in schools from January 10

Every school will receive second-dose sessions by half-term, even as more than half 12-15-year-olds remain unvaccinated

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

DfE launches ‘marketplace’ for schools to buy Covid air purifiers

It would cost schools at least £5,900 to fund one unit in every classroom

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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