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Covid: In-school vaccination programme to end this week

Schools still asked to ‘signpost’ alternative vaccination routes for pupils

James Carr
James Carr
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New teachers won’t have to extend induction because of Covid absence

New teachers will be able to progress to second-year induction even if they miss more than 30 days, with…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Free school meals permanently extended to pupils with ‘no recourse to public funds’

Children of families subject to immigration control were temporarily given access to free meals in April 2020

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker


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270 million in-person school days missed due to Covid last year

Absences rose more than five-fold in first full year of the pandemic

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Covid pupil absences triple in two weeks and almost 1 in 10 teachers off

DfE data shows Covid disruption to schools is on the rise again

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Covid: Ex-teacher call to arms falls flat as 1 in 3 make it to classroom

Dozens of former teachers who signed up to alleviate Covid staff pressures have pulled out

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Fears over Covid testing cut-off as pupil absences start to rise

Attendance tracker records ‘first significant increase’ since late January

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Covid: Year 1 pupils furthest behind in reading, study finds

Youngest pupils have been worst-affected by partial school closures, and show less signs of recovery

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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‘Extreme concern’ Covid inquiry won’t focus enough on education

Inquiry chair urges public to respond to consultation

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