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Learning loss study: ‘Notable’ catch-up at primary, but poorer pupils much further behind

Study finds disadvantaged secondary pupils were still 1.6 months further behind their peers this summer

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Zahawi urges older pupils to test before school return as Covid rates rise again

ONS estimates around 1 in 11 secondary pupils tested positive in week before half term

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Covid: Children missed 219 million days in school during spring term

Partial school closures meant 57.5% of physical school sessions were missed

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker


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Rise in Covid absence slows, but record numbers still off

A rise in Covid-related absence from schools seen since the beginning of term has slowed, with attendance rates actually…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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The councils forced into school Covid action

11 councils are advising all schools in their areas to reintroduce Covid classroom measures

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Covid: 1 in 12 secondary school pupils test positive

ONS data shows rising infection rates among older pupils, as heads warn they are struggling with absences

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Edenred: Free school meals voucher company’s profits jump 29%

Company tasked with providing meal vouchers during pandemic saw overall profits jump to £13.9 million

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Covid: Schools ‘picking up the pieces’ amid lack of support services

Schools shouldered ‘significant responsibilities within networks of support that have themselves fragmented’ – UCL report

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Bring back bubbles and masks in classroom, unions tell Zahawi

A joint letter from five unions, also sent to councils, calls for urgent action as cases rise

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter

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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