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Pupils three times more likely to be self-isolating in north-east than London

Secondary pupils in parts of northern England are more than three times as likely to miss classes while they...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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School Covid outbreaks near six-month high as Indian variant spreads

Covid outbreaks in schools have reached their highest level since December as the Indian variant continues to spread, official...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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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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Study to track Covid’s long-term impact on pupils’ life chances

A new study will track Covid’s long-term impact on the life chances of thousands of year 11 pupils. The...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Reopening schools ‘almost certainly’ responsible for Covid rate uptick among young people – PM

A slight uptick in Covid rates among young people is “almost certainly” the result of reopening schools, Boris Johnson...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE officials grilled over Covid-19 response, 7 things we learned

Senior officials from the Department for Education were grilled by MPs this morning about the government’s response to the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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‘Flimsy’ medical evidence for Greenwich schools Covid legal threat revealed

The medical advice received by Gavin Williamson before he used emergency Covid powers to order a London council to...

James Carr
James Carr
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Reopening schools: DfE’s ‘illogical’ Covid testing policy puts pupils in isolation

The government’s “nonsensical” Covid testing policy that pupils tested on-site must self-isolate without taking confirmatory lab tests has seen...

James Carr
James Carr
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Attendance: Almost 1 in 5 pupils were in school the week before reopenings

Almost one in five pupils were in school last week, just days before wider reopenings, new attendance data shows....

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker