News

Schools closed to most pupils and ‘alternative arrangements’ for exams

Schools in England will be closed to all but the most vulnerable pupils and the children of key workers...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Schools ‘set to close’ for weeks to stop Covid surge after ‘confusion’ in first week of term

Prime minister Boris Johnson is set to close all schools for weeks, it has been reported, as a chaotic...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

What does the latest attendance data tell us about the scale of the Covid problem?

The government must make better data available and provide more catch-up funding to stop pupils falling further behind, writes...

Freddie Whittaker
NATALIE PERERA
News

Snow days melt into the mists of time

Most people can remember listening to the radio or checking their school’s website to see if snow had shut...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

Schools defy council leader’s request to close

A London council has asked all schools in its borough to close and move to online learning following an...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Fewer than 1 in 5 teachers support calls for full school lockdowns

Fewer than one in five teachers want schools to close, but over two in five think rotas should be...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Schools to remain open during second national lockdown, PM confirms

Schools in England will remain open during the month-long national lockdown due to begin on Thursday, Boris Johnson has...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Coronavirus: Private school closures will put pressure on state

The closure of private schools unable to weather the economic hit from Covid-19 will put more pressure on state...

Simon Kay
Simon Kay
News

Coronavirus: Trust was warned over local spike days before it was forced to close school

An academy trust forced to close one of its schools days after reopening because of a coronavirus case had...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker