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Online tutoring during school closures ‘feasible’, but digital divide a key barrier

Delivering online tutoring to disadvantaged pupils during partial school closures was feasible, but access to equipment presented a key...

James Carr
James Carr
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‘We don’t want these volunteers’ – heads reject catch-up proposal and demand more cash

Headteachers have rejected suggestions that volunteers could supervise extra lessons and summer schools, warning that more cash and opportunities...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Covid-19 has hit exam years hardest, finds study of 62,000 pupils

Exam students have been hit hardest by Covid-19, a new report has found. A study by non-profit research organisation...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Leaders forced to cap places as school attendance rises

Primaries are being forced to cap pupil places amid soaring school attendance rates as the Covid crisis takes its...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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PM warns reopening schools faster could force Covid recovery ‘into reverse’

Boris Johnson has said it is “much better” to stick to the “prudent and cautious” approach to reopening schools...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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DfE confirms schools can reclaim lost cash after Covid testing funding change

Schools that could lose thousands of pounds because of a change in the way funding for Covid testing is...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE knew about new strain before issuing Greenwich direction, admits top civil servant

The Department for Education knew about the highly infectious new Covid-19 variant before ordering Greenwich council to rescind its...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Ministers favour priority for exam year groups if full March 8 school reopening not possible

The government wants to see exam year groups prioritised for return if a full school reopening on March 8...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Johnson hopes to begin reopening schools from March 8 if vaccine target met

The government hopes to begin reopening schools from March 8 if its target for the first phase of vaccinations...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker