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Covid

Improving air quality is for life, not just for Covid

Improving indoor air quality shouldn’t be considered a quick fix for Covid recovery but a long-term investment in healthier…

JL Dutaut
DAVID GLOVER
Covid

What impact has the pandemic had on our youngest learners?

New data shows green shoots of recovery from Covid’s impact on key stage 1 but schools need more support…

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SUSAN ROSE
Covid

Geography is no longer a barrier to MATS’ improvement role

The pandemic experience has proven that geographical boundaries are no longer a barrier to building a successful family of…

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MATTHEW KLEINER-MANN
Covid

New learning loss data can help schools plan the recovery

New data allows policy makers to target recovery funding and schools to benchmark their performance, write Natalie Perera and…

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NATALIE PERERA AND JOHN MOORE
Covid

How schools delivered food parcels and curriculum during lockdown

A new report highlights the creative ways schools partnered to learn from each other and continue to develop during…

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KATE CHHATWAL
Covid

Year 8 writing recovery shows it may be time to talk about learning decay, not loss

Last year we found year 7s were 22 months behind in writing. Now they appear to be bouncing back

Freddie Whittaker
DAISY CHRISTODOULOU


Covid

Anti-vaxxer threats show how alone headteachers are… again

Ignore the ‘liability notices’ about Covid vaccinations, writes Vic Goddard. The real liability is our government, who keep putting…

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VIC GODDARD
Covid

Schools mustn’t follow the DfE in abandoning vulnerable families

The new Covid guidance is already leading some schools to punish clinically vulnerable families, writes Jo Maugham. The DfE…

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JOLYON MAUGHAM
Covid

How has Covid really affected mathematics performance?

Our data reveals in great detail whose mathematics performance have been impacted and how and could help to formulate…

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CRAIG BARTON
Covid

How we’ll build on the relationships forged in Covid adversity

As the Cabinet Office’s National Leadership Centre launches its 2021 report, Stephen Crookbain and Leora Cruddas explain its part…

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STEPHEN CROOKBAIN* and LEORA CRUDDAS**
Covid

Post-Covid: risk and opportunity for women in schools

The pandemic has worsened factors that were already holding women back from leadership positions, writes Sharon Monaghan, but it…

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SHARON MONAGHAN
Covid

Colleges are the missing link of post-Covid reform

Money and MAT expansion alone won’t stop vulnerable learners missing out on their next steps, writes Sam Parrett. We…

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SAM PARRETT

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