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Council facing legal action over mandatory attendance rule

Local authority is ‘demanding’ all children are back in the classroom

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Covid: Secondary schools to test returning pupils on-site in January

Schools have just a few days to order test kits after sudden government announcement

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Classroom carbon dioxide levels up to three times above watchdog guidelines

Some school leaders say CO2 monitors provided by DfE are having no impact

James Carr
James Carr


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DfE appoints just 5 attendance advisers (after years of council cuts)

DfE says tens of organisations will benefit from expert advice

James Carr
James Carr
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Covid taking bigger toll on school staff wellbeing, study finds

This year 62% of school staff said the pandemic contributed to poor mental health, up from 33% in 2020

James Carr
James Carr
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Anti-vaxxers who threaten schools and pupils ‘will be arrested’ – Zahawi

Education secretary says protesters ‘should not be going anywhere near a school’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE to provide 1,000 air cleaning units for AP and special schools

Unions said all schools should receive air cleaning units based on need, rather than only ones that could afford…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Kevan Collins: Government ‘abdicating responsibility’ to lead recovery

The former recovery tsar also said tech could spark the biggest learning transformation since the Victorian era

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Covid absence halves after half term, but 130,000 pupils still off

DfE data suggests Covid absence fell to 1.6 per cent last week

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker

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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