Covid

DfE brings back Covid workforce fund as staff absence rises

But schools will have to use their reserves first to be able to claim

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Covid-related absence jumps 60% in a fortnight

More than 200,000 pupils were off because of Covid on November 25

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Zahawi on school nativities: the show must go on

The education secretary said 'carry on' with Christmas events after two years of disruption

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Omicron case ‘linked’ to Essex primary school

Investigations into spread of variant also taking place at Nottingham school

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

Omicron: What you need to know about new guidance for schools

Government says changes are 'precaution' and 'temporary' measure

John Dickens
John Dickens
Covid

Council facing legal action over mandatory attendance rule

Local authority is 'demanding' all children are back in the classroom

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

Covid: Secondary schools to test returning pupils on-site in January

Schools have just a few days to order test kits after sudden government announcement

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Classroom carbon dioxide levels up to three times above watchdog guidelines

Some school leaders say CO2 monitors provided by DfE are having no impact

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

DfE appoints just 5 attendance advisers (after years of council cuts)

DfE says tens of organisations will benefit from expert advice

James Carr
James Carr