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Covid savings fuel record turnaround in maintained school finances

Lower energy and exam costs saved schools millions during lockdowns

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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DfE worried own catch-up plan ‘insufficient’ to fix learning loss

Official documents reveal DfE predicted earlier this year its recovery efforts could fail

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE looks to ex-teachers to fill Covid staffing gaps

Leaders also asked to ‘use their own networks to encourage sign-up’

Tom Belger
Tom Belger


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Fines for school absence plummet by 86 per cent

The government wants councils and schools to ramp up enforcement

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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DfE extends Covid workforce fund until Feb half-term

The scheme was reintroduced last month amid rising rates

James Carr
James Carr
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£10m catch-up schemes to help schools with most learning loss

Three regions set to benefit from extra maths and literacy cash

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Covid: Staff absence up by 20% as term draws to a close

More than 230,000 pupils were off due to Covid on December 9

James Carr
James Carr
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Second jabs planned in schools from January 10

Every school will receive second-dose sessions by half-term, even as more than half 12-15-year-olds remain unvaccinated

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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DfE launches ‘marketplace’ for schools to buy Covid air purifiers

It would cost schools at least £5,900 to fund one unit in every classroom

Tom Belger
Tom Belger

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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