Covid

‘Sorry if I caused offence’, says MP who claimed teachers broke lockdown rules

In a letter to heads, Michael Fabricant admits 'error' in implying lockdown drinks were 'general practice' among school staff

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

SATs: No ‘special consideration’ for Covid disruption

Special consideration will not apply when a key stage 2 pupil 'has been affected by illness or other issues...

James Carr
James Carr
Covid, Exams

Heads plan Covid isolation rooms so symptomatic kids can take exams

‘Ambiguous’ guidance leaves leaders playing Covid guessing game as tests return

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Teacher recruitment targets hiked as DfE predicts post-Covid exodus

Ministers have repeatedly missed past targets, but slashed trainee bursaries during a short-lived Covid boom

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Poll: 7 in 10 primary heads say catch-up cash ‘insufficient’

Two in five leaders raid pupil premium budgets to make ends meet

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Academy reserves surge to £3.9 billion after Covid savings

The average academy trust saw their reserves jump 29%, boosted by unlikely Covid windfalls

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Teachers ‘unsupported’ as Covid outbreaks continue to blight schools

Almost half of teachers report testing positive last term, according to union survey

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

MP’s claim teachers broke lockdown rules ‘insulting and offensive’

Conservative Michael Fabricant under fire for comments made while defending Boris Johnson over partygate

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

DfE will no longer publish school Covid absence updates

Leaders warn ‘having no stats doesn’t mean Covid has disappeared’

James Carr
James Carr