Covid

Unions to challenge heads who follow DfE ‘combine classes’ advice

Five education unions say the government guidance aimed at keeping pupils in school will only increase Covid transmission

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

Order new Covid tests by 5pm or face two-week wait, DfE tells schools

Test kits ordered after 5pm today won't be delivered until the week after next

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Spring term Covid guidance changes: 7 things we learned

Air cleaning units only for schools with 'sustained high' CO2 levels, and teachers not expected to wear masks in...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Consider ‘combining classes’ to keep pupils in school, DfE tells leaders

New guidance urges 'flexible' use of all staff to 'ensure settings remain open' amid Omicron disruption

John Dickens
John Dickens
Covid

DfE recommends masks in secondary classes as Omicron surges

Ministers will also provide 7,000 more air-cleaning unit and Ofsted won't ask serving leaders to carry out inspections

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Covid vaccine recommended for vulnerable 5 to 11-year-olds

JCVI recommendation comes after a paediatric formulation of the Pfizer vaccine was approved for children

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

DBS ‘ready’ for supply teacher drive as DfE pledges to release own staff

Eligible civil servants not working on Covid will be released for supply teaching

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Covid savings fuel record turnaround in maintained school finances

Lower energy and exam costs saved schools millions during lockdowns

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Masks back in class at Oasis schools as other trusts weigh similar move

Oasis said other academy trusts were also considering going beyond DfE guidance to tackle Omicron

Tom Belger
Tom Belger