Covid

Trust blames not balancing books on lack of DfE Covid cash

An expert said standalone academies faced particular challenges, but Covid boosted rather than worsened many schools' finances

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Covid funding data reveals £124m summer schools underspend

Breakdown published by DfE shows schools received almost £300m in Covid grants

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Covid

School attendance hits five-month low, workforce absence soars

Nearly one in 10 secondary school teachers were off last week, DfE estimates

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Why schools’ pandemic lessons are not just for the children

Schools have contributed a huge amount to our pandemic understanding and readiness for the future, write the leaders of...

JL Dutaut
Patrick Nguipdop-Djomo and Punam Mangtani
Covid

DfE forks out £5m for Covid inquiry lawyers

The department has contracted a global legal firm based in Manchester for five years

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Covid

Long Covid affects 1 in 20 secondary pupils, study suggests

Pupils with symptoms 12 weeks or more after getting Covid are also more likely to suffer mental health problems

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Making practical sense of Covid learning loss research

New data on learning loss is helpful, write Joan Mill and Jon Andrews, but our accompanying resources could make...

JL Dutaut
Joan Mill and Jon Andrews
Covid

Vacancies for some school leader roles up 85% on pre-Covid rates

Data also suggests more teaching vacancies have been advertised in the last five months than in any of the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

One in four pupils were persistently absent in autumn 2021

Changes to isolation rules reduced Covid-related absence, but illness drove a rise in other absences

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker