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Fact check: What does the guidance on key worker children attendance actually say?

Changing guidance and interventions from ministers has created confusion over which pupils should be attending school, putting further pressure...

Freddie Whittaker
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Covid infections in school-aged children peaked over Christmas, ONS data shows

Covid infection rates among school-age children peaked over Christmas, new data shows, with as many as 1 in 18...

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Freddie Whittaker
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Calls for Williamson’s resignation amid chaos and confusion of partial school closures

Headteachers across England were left scrambling to implement last-minute partial school closures this week after a chaotic series of...

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Freddie Whittaker
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Partial school closures guidance: What you need to know

The Department for Education has finally updated its main Covid guidance document to include details of how leaders should...

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Freddie Whittaker
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Gavin Williamson update on spring partial closures: What did we learn?

The education secretary has given more information about the government’s contingency plans for schools, after it was announced that...

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Freddie Whittaker
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SATs scrapped in 2021, Williamson confirms

SATs will be cancelled this year following the decision to partially close schools, the education secretary has said. Gavin...

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Freddie Whittaker
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UCAS extends 2021 application deadline by two weeks

Students will be given an extra two weeks to complete university and college applications following the announcement of partial...

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Freddie Whittaker
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Tier 4 failure to blame for schools shutting, says Johnson

The government was forced to partially close schools across England because its tier 4 restrictions did not suppress the...

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Freddie Whittaker
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Spring school closures: What we know so far

Boris Johnson has announced the closure of schools to most pupils until at least February half term. The announcement...

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Freddie Whittaker