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Nearly 10% of year 11s still absent from school as exams loom

Leaders describe new data as ‘extremely worrying’ as exam students remain worst-hit by absences

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Oak academy to move into public hands with ‘no privatisation’ and independence condition

Education secretary will say he’s committed to building on the ‘by teachers, for teachers’ approach behind its launch’

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Covid: Attendance reaches 9-month high, but schools ‘not out of the woods’

More than one in ten schools still report high staff absences

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker


Covid

DfE scales back school Covid attendance data collection

Schools will only have to fill out educational settings status form weekly from Monday

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Schools left to decide on turning away pupils with Covid symptoms

Unions say schools are in an ‘impossible position’ as Covid requirements ease, with fears of conflict with parents

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

School attendance at highest since November as Covid absences fall

But staff absence remains high and tens of thousands of pupils still have Covid

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Weekly Covid testing for most school pupils ditched from today

Boris Johnson outlines plan for ‘living with Covid-19’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

All 5 to 11-year-olds to be offered Covid vaccine

Javid accepts JCVI recommendation of ‘non-urgent offer’ of paediatric dose to all primary-aged pupils

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE extends Covid school workforce fund until Easter

Staff fund extended until April 8

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
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