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
Covid

DfE worried own catch-up plan ‘insufficient’ to fix learning loss

Official documents reveal DfE predicted earlier this year its recovery efforts could fail

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

DfE looks to ex-teachers to fill Covid staffing gaps

Leaders also asked to 'use their own networks to encourage sign-up'

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Geography is no longer a barrier to MATS’ improvement role

The pandemic experience has proven that geographical boundaries are no longer a barrier to building a successful family of...

JL Dutaut
MATTHEW KLEINER-MANN