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Covid absence falls to 1.5% after self-isolation rules relaxed

But absences due to suspected or confirmed cases remain similar to the end of last term

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Minister condemns ‘intimidation’ of schools after vaccination death threat warning

Vaccines minister says schools should ‘not be afraid to speak to the police’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Create ‘voluntary third session’ in school day, says children’s commissioner

Dame Rachel de Souza issues report in response to ‘Big Ask’ consultation

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker


Covid

‘I simply can’t go on. I’m exhausted’: The heads planning early exit

Covid a factor for majority of those planning to leave early in next five years

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Covid vaccines for children: what schools need to know

The government has published guidance today on how the vaccine roll-out in schools for 12- to 15-year-olds will work….

John Dickens
John Dickens
Covid, Ofsted

Schools ‘prioritised’ food parcels over remote learning, and 4 other things we learned from Ofsted

Schools’ focus on making food parcels and visiting disadvantaged pupils in the first lockdown may have affected their “capacity”…

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Government to scrap power to force school closures

Ministers publish Covid autumn and winter plan

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

£20m fine and 3 years in prison: how pressure groups are threatening schools over Covid jabs

Calls for guidance as pressure heaped on schools ahead of vaccine rollout

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Long read: Schools let down by government’s hot air on ventilation

Has England been left flapping in the wind as other countries race ahead with ventilation policies for schools? Schools…

James Carr
James Carr

Must Read

Covid

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
Covid

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