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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
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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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Covid: Government ‘allowing mass infection of children’, scientists warn

Scientists have warned the government’s back to school plans are “reckless” and allow the “mass infection of children”. An…

James Carr
James Carr


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Teachers not at increased risk of severe Covid, study finds

Teachers and their households were not at an increased risk of experiencing severe Covid or being hospitalised from the…

James Carr
James Carr
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Schools face ‘knife edge’ as scientists warn of ‘exponential’ Covid surge

A warning by government scientific advisers that schools will likely see “exponential” increases in Covid when they reopen has…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Covid: School attendance data collection to go weekly from October

Schools will be asked to submit Covid-19  attendance data to the government on a weekly rather than daily basis…

James Carr
James Carr
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DfE outlines new Covid case ‘thresholds’ to prompt extra controls in schools – but their use is optional

The government has updated its contingency framework for schools to include new Covid case “thresholds” that could prompt extra…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Covid knocks permanent exclusions to lowest level since 2013 after pre-lockdown rise

Permanent exclusions dropped by more than a third to their lowest level since 2013 last year, official figures show,…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Daily Covid testing a ‘safe alternative’ to isolation, but study has ‘limitations’

Daily contact testing of pupils who have been in close contact with a positive Covid case is a “safe…

James Carr
James Carr

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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