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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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Government drops expectation of daily checks on isolating pupils

The government has ditched official advice stating teachers should “ideally” check in with isolating pupils every day. Instead, schools...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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4 of 5 most deprived schools don’t have devices for home-learning

More than four in five schools with the most deprived intakes don’t have access to the devices they need...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Spielman: Not ‘realistic’ to expect schools to provide ‘full’ online teaching

It is not “sensible or realistic” to expect schools to provide a “full on-screen taught programme” for all absent...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Schools turn to philanthropists for laptops as wait for DfE devices continues

Schools and education charities are asking philanthropists and local businesses to provide devices for disadvantaged youngsters as the wait...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Coronavirus: Secondaries ‘should plan work and check progress’ of homebound pupils, DfE tells parents

Secondary schools in England should be planning “achievable work” for pupils studying at home, as well as ways to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker