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More than 600,000 pupils off school due to Covid

More than 600,000 pupils were absent last week because of Covid, with around one in ten secondary pupils missing...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Government to remove school bubbles on July 19, says Javid

The government plans to remove bubbles and end routine contact tracing in schools on July 19, the health secretary...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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ITT review: DfE proposes re-accreditation for all providers

All initial teacher training providers would have to be re-accredited under proposals from a major government review that anticipates...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Long read: Heads call for clarity as Williamson gets ready to pop school Covid bubbles

Education leaders are demanding “clarity about the road ahead” after the government all but confirmed it will scrap Covid...

James Carr
James Carr
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Academy trusts’ cash stash rises to £3bn despite pandemic pressures

Academy trusts boosted their reserves and surpluses last year despite the upheaval of Covid, official figures show. New Department...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Attendance: 1 in 20 pupils absent due to Covid as isolations soar

More than one in 20 pupils were off school last week due to Covid, with more than a quarter...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE behaviour consultation seeks views on mobile phone bans

Schools will be asked for information about their behaviour strategies, their use of so-called “managed moves”, and how they...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Green: Extended school day could be used to teach more ‘life skills’

An extended school day could be used to fit more “life skills” into the curriculum, the shadow education secretary...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Death of the single academy? Leaked documents reveal DfE vision

Standalone and small multi-academy trusts will wither away as mergers fuel the growth of larger trusts, according to leaked...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger