Poll also shows 2 in 5 primary pupils lack access to free instrument teaching as DfE sets out new...
Tackling persistent absence has become a key priority for ministers after rates soared during the pandemic
Chief regulator Jo Saxton also told school leaders handwriting is 'here to stay', and warn they face worse results...
Pupils with symptoms 12 weeks or more after getting Covid are also more likely to suffer mental health problems
The DfE also vowed to help schools cut energy and water use, fund more finance training and improve flood...
Invigilator shortages, requests to sit exams in separate rooms and Covid infections cause major headache for heads, says union
The DfE has also published more prescriptive guidance for schools, trusts and councils on attendance policies
But experts warns schools still face 'huge challenge' in securing enough invigilators
The government plans to close a series of loopholes in its teacher misconduct regime