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All schools and trusts offered improvement help to tackle Covid woes

The trust and school improvement offer, including support from NLEs, is no longer limited to RI schools

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Face masks in classrooms ditched from tomorrow

Rules on coverings in communal areas will end on Thursday next week

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Schools fear closures amid Covid testing kit delays

8% of schools reported having staff unable to attend due to a lack of Covid tests

James Carr
James Carr


Covid

Edenred out as DfE sets up school meal voucher plan B

Edtech firm win ‘contingency scheme’ contract

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

State schools in deprived areas hit hardest by staff absence

Schools report using non-teaching staff to cover lessons and almost one in 10 combine classes as Omicron disruption continues

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

DfE to pay 100% of breakfast clubs costs until August in partial U-turn

Government delays plan to make schools pay 25% of breakfast costs and expands eligibility ‘in light of Covid’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

DfE says over 550 ex-teachers answered Covid call to arms

But no figures on how many have actually rejoined classrooms missing tens of thousands of teachers

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Schools cut music and PE, and 7 other findings from DfE recovery research

Report looks at how schools coped with the impact of Covid in 2020-21

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Open classroom windows between lessons so kids don’t get too cold, says DfE

But experts warn methods are not a ‘magic bullet’

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