Covid

Covid has raised new barriers for pupils in greatest need

New national attainment data shows the impact of the pandemic on primary school children has not been evenly spread,...

JL Dutaut
Stephan Nicholls
Covid

Covid pupil absences triple in two weeks and almost 1 in 10 teachers off

DfE data shows Covid disruption to schools is on the rise again

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Fears over Covid testing cut-off as pupil absences start to rise

Attendance tracker records 'first significant increase' since late January

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Covid: Ex-teacher call to arms falls flat as 1 in 3 make it to classroom

Dozens of former teachers who signed up to alleviate Covid staff pressures have pulled out

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Covid: Year 1 pupils furthest behind in reading, study finds

Youngest pupils have been worst-affected by partial school closures, and show less signs of recovery

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

‘Extreme concern’ Covid inquiry won’t focus enough on education

Inquiry chair urges public to respond to consultation

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

Nearly 10% of year 11s still absent from school as exams loom

Leaders describe new data as 'extremely worrying' as exam students remain worst-hit by absences

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Oak academy to move into public hands with ‘no privatisation’ and independence condition

Education secretary will say he’s committed to building on the ‘by teachers, for teachers’ approach behind its launch’

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Covid: Attendance reaches 9-month high, but schools ‘not out of the woods’

More than one in ten schools still report high staff absences

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker