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Academy reserves surge to £3.9 billion after Covid savings

The average academy trust saw their reserves jump 29%, boosted by unlikely Covid windfalls

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Teachers ‘unsupported’ as Covid outbreaks continue to blight schools

Almost half of teachers report testing positive last term, according to union survey

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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MP’s claim teachers broke lockdown rules ‘insulting and offensive’

Conservative Michael Fabricant under fire for comments made while defending Boris Johnson over partygate

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker


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DfE will no longer publish school Covid absence updates

Leaders warn ‘having no stats doesn’t mean Covid has disappeared’

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Pupil attendance falls again as Covid closures double

Despite overall Covid absences falling, the number of pupils missing school due to closures doubled to 34,000

James Carr
James Carr
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Nine things we learned from Ofsted’s latest education recovery research

The watchdog found schools struggling with staff shortages, unclear Covid measures and identifying learning gaps

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker and Tom Belger
Covid

Schools battle to stay open amid Covid surge

Leaders take extra teaching and cleaning duties as secondary absences breach 10 per cent mark

James Carr
James Carr
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Majority of schools host just one week of Covid summer school

Over 336,000 pupils attended summer schools last year

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Pupil self-isolation advice slashed to 3 days

Heads question guidance changes and end to free testing as Covid continues to disrupt schools

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
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