Covid

Long read: Schools let down by government’s hot air on ventilation

Has England been left flapping in the wind as other countries race ahead with ventilation policies for schools? Schools...

James Carr
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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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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
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Government medic warns of school disruption as Covid testing regime beds in

Schools may see a “larger number” of children forced to self-isolate during the first weeks of reopening while new...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Longer days and early appointments on cards as schools gear up for ‘mammoth’ Covid testing effort

School leaders are exploring staggered starts and extended days to ease the “mammoth logistical task” of mass Covid testing...

James Carr
James Carr
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Ofsted monitoring inspections paused for week of schools’ return

Ofsted will pause its remote monitoring inspections for the week beginning March 8 to allow schools to focus on...

James Carr
James Carr
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DfE pledges £302m ‘recovery premium’ for schools and £200m summer schools fund for secondaries

Schools will split a £302 million “recovery premium” to support catch-up and secondaries will get £200 million to run...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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March 8 school reopening guidance: 13 things we learned

The government has confirmed its school reopening plans, with all settings expected to reopen on March 8. Secondary schools...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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PM sets out March 8 school reopening plans

Boris Johnson has set out the government’s school reopening plans, confirming that all schools will reopen to all pupils...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker