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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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Health bosses given more leeway to bring back masks in school corridors

Government changes language on face coverings in contingency framework guidance

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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16 and 17-year-olds to be offered second Covid vaccine dose

Javid also confirms boosters for those aged 40 and over

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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CO2 monitors: Almost half of promised devices delivered

But data doesn’t show how many schools are yet to receive deliveries

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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250k Covid absences in week before half term, with south west worst hit

DfE data shows Covid absences nationally rose to 3.2 per cent on October 21

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Covid survey: 4 in 10 schools ‘don’t expect’ to use National Tutoring Programme

The Department for Education has published responses to its Covid-19 snapshot surveys

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth

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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