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Omicron: Javid says ‘no guarantees’ on schools staying open

Health minister Sajid Javid said there are “no guarantees” about whether schools will stay open amid warnings of a…

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Catch-up mentors used as teaching cover, report reveals

Mentors redeployed during periods of ‘particularly high’ staff absences

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Plan B: What does this mean for schools?

No change on face masks, don’t move teaching online and inspections cancelled

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth


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Ofsted inspections cancelled next week so schools can prepare for Omicron

Schools will only be inspected if there are safeguarding concerns

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Top university places up 28% after record A-level results

Accepted student numbers on competitive courses have soared

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Cabinet secretary to investigate DfE Christmas party, says top civil servant

Acland-Hood also admits she attended December 10 ‘gathering’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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School leadership supply ‘on the brink’ as headship aspiration ‘plummets’

Over half of deputy heads and middle leaders now say they don’t aspire to headship

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Heads blast ministers as Covid thwarts nativities again

Prime minister Boris Johnson urged schools not to cancel nativity plays this week

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Schools targeted by scam NHS emails offering Omicron PCR tests

The DfE is urging schools to be vigilant about fake NHS emails urging readers to order tests ‘to avoid…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger

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DfE threatened with legal action over ‘unlawful’ Covid attendance rules

The government is being threatened with legal action if it fails to update attendance guidance for vulnerable children and…

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