Pupils need ‘bold and am...

Mar 4, 2021 by

Catching up is only part of helping pupils move forward after Covid, says education recovery tsar. Children need a period of recovery...

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Covid-19: Free rapid testing f...

Feb 28, 2021 by

Schoolchildren’s household and bubble members will be offered Covid tests to take at home twice a week. Free Covid tests will...

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Summer catch-up schools planne...

Feb 24, 2021 by

A total of £720m will help ensure “no child is left behind” due to the pandemic, Boris Johnson says. Secondary schools in...

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‘Reckless’ if all ...

Feb 21, 2021 by

Teachers’ unions call for a phased return to school in England to avoid a spike in infections. It would be...

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Covid: ‘No evidence̵...

Feb 18, 2021 by

Researchers looked at teacher and pupil Covid “sick days” in England in the autumn term up to Christmas. Schools do not...

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Sport, music and drama ‘...

Feb 9, 2021 by

The new education catch-up tsar for England says summer schools have “promise” for pupils’ learning. Extra hours of...

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PM names head of school pandem...

Feb 7, 2021 by

Sir Kevan Collins will be an “education recovery commissioner” to help pupils catch up from Covid disruption. The prime...

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Coronavirus: How will ‘G...

Feb 7, 2021 by

How will young people get back on track in jobs, education, housing, mental health and socialising? How will young people catch up in...

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Anger at Leicester university&...

Feb 4, 2021 by

The proposals include the axing of English language and medieval literature modules. A university is facing growing anger over its...

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Lost school time ‘could ...

Feb 1, 2021 by

Institute for Fiscal Studies warns the “long-run costs” of the pandemic will hit children disproportionately. Pupils in...

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Covid: English schools could r...

Jan 28, 2021 by

The PM sets the date he hopes England’s lockdown will begin to ease, but warns of a “perilous situation”. The prime...

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Poor white teens in ‘lef...

Jan 27, 2021 by

Watchdog warns of low university chances for white working class youths in former industrial towns. Poor white teenagers in...

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Covid: Early years staff safet...

Jan 24, 2021 by

Nurseries, pre-schools and childminders call for rapid testing and priority access to vaccines. Many staff at nurseries, pre-schools...

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Rollout of daily testing of cl...

Jan 20, 2021 by

The rollout of rapid daily coronavirus testing of close contacts in schools should be paused, Public Health England and NHS Test and...

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Virtual library gives children...

Jan 17, 2021 by

Pupils in England can read works by popular authors online while schools stay closed in lockdown. Children in England will be able to...

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Surge in pupils at school in l...

Jan 10, 2021 by

With attendance as high as 50% in some areas, heads call for pupil limits in England’s lockdown schools. Heads are calling for...

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SEND families’ struggles...

Jan 7, 2021 by

Parents of children with special educational needs describe the effect of the latest lockdown. Jennifer Holt says her son was refused...

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Covid school closures ‘p...

Jan 3, 2021 by

Closing schools to tackle Covid puts children’s lives on hold and should be kept to an “absolute minimum”, the head...

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Schools ‘may need to clo...

Dec 26, 2020 by

Schools and universities may need to close, on top of tier 4 restrictions, to bring the new UK coronavirus variant under control, a...

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Covid-19: Schools’ frust...

Dec 21, 2020 by

Principals at schools voice their frustration as they learn some pupils must self-isolate over Christmas. Our Lady’s Grammar...

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