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Reopening schools: Announcements coming ‘in next few days’ as minister remains tight-lipped

The government will make announcements on reopening schools “in the next few days”, the schools minister has said. However,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE to stop publishing Covid case data for school staff working from home

The government will stop publishing data on the number of school staff working from home because they have a...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Give us a ‘routemap’ to reopening schools, says education committee chair

The chair of the education select committee is calling on ministers to create a “routemap” to reopening schools, amid...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Give us freedoms on reopening schools, leaders tell ministers

Leaders have urged the government to hand them back freedoms to make decisions on reopening schools – with staggered...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Schools to get two weeks’ notice of reopening, plus 4 more findings from Williamson’s media rounds

The education secretary did the morning media rounds this morning, facing questions about the safety of schools, when settings...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Covid-19: Nine things we learned from scientists at education committee

Government scientific and medical advisers were questioned by MPs today about the science behind school closures and the government’s...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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When will schools reopen? How ministers responded to that key question this week

After announcing the current partial schools closures will last until at least February half-term, politicians are now increasingly being...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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DfE plans two-year extension to National Tutoring Programme

The Department for Education intends to extend its National Tutoring Programme for a further two years, Schools Week can...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Ofsted inspections to be done remotely after U-turn

Ofsted monitoring inspections will now take place remotely until half term, following a U-turn by the watchdog. The inspectorate...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker