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7 staff roles, 2-hour training and DHSC sign-off on press: Schools given mass-testing instructions

Schools will have to train staff in up to seven different roles and get government sign-off on dealings with...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Renewed calls for mandatory sprinklers after schools destroyed

Fire chiefs are again calling for sprinklers to be made mandatory for new and refurbished schools after two devastating...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Facebook targets teachers urging them to ‘request help” for any school supplies

Facebook has urged teachers to use its social media platform to request help if they need school supplies.  The...

Simon Kay
Simon Kay
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Staff and pupils recommended to layer up as schools work to keep classrooms ventilated

Staff and pupils are being told to layer up as schools struggle to keep classrooms both ventilated for covid...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Secondary schools swell to accommodate baby bulge as pressure on primaries fades

The number of pupils in England’s secondary schools has grown for the fifth year in a row, as a...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Pressure mounts on ministers as study shows fifth of pupils do no schoolwork at home

Children not in school during the lockdown have been spending an average of 2.5 hours a day doing schoolwork,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Schools told they can’t claim back costs of preventative cleaning

The government’s exceptional costs reimbursement scheme must be extended to cover preventative measures as school reopen in the coronavirus...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Pressure on government grows for September schools plan

The government is under increasing pressure to produce a proper coronavirus plan for schools, particularly the renewed pledge to...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Schools need to know 2021 exam plans before summer, says Ofqual chief

Schools need to know what’s happening with next year’s exams “before the summer break ideally”, the head of the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker