Department for Education

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Staff absences having ‘massive impact’ on pupils in England say head teachers
More than half of 1,000 senior teachers surveyed say they have insufficient staff due to absences caused by Covid and illnesses

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

03, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Children harmed by school streaming into lower ability groups, UK study shows
Research finds link with ability grouping at age seven and continuing hyperactivity and emotional problems

Sally Weale, Education correspondent

26, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Councils in England report 34% rise in elective home education
Pandemic linked to ‘rapid surge’ in number of families choosing to take children out of school

Sally Weale Education correspondent

24, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Government pauses plan to abolish technical qualifications
Education secretary announces year’s delay to unpopular defunding plans, and accepts role of many BTecs

Sally Weale Education correspondent

15, Nov, 2021 @10:26 PM

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Students in England to sit repeated mock A-levels and GCSEs, Ofqual says
Unions and school leaders critical after regulator publishes long-delayed contingency plan

Richard Adams Education editor

11, Nov, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Parents told they may face police action as teachers targeted on TikTok
DfE officials also say they are engaging with social media firm over abusive and humiliating TikTok accounts set up by students

Richard Adams Education editor

11, Nov, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Do not encourage pupils to join climate protests, says draft DfE strategy
Document says it would not be appropriate for schools to encourage children to join campaigns

Richard Adams Education editor

05, Nov, 2021 @3:26 PM

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English schools must not teach ‘white privilege’ as fact, government warns
Comments ahead of new guidance ‘simplistic and unhelpful’, say teaching unions

Rachel Hall

21, Oct, 2021 @5:44 PM

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Children aged 12 to 15 may not get Covid jab by half-term in England
Government target may be missed amid reports that infection rates in schools are causing delays

Sally Weale, Richard Adams and Ian Sample

05, Oct, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Headteacher to leave top London school facing safeguarding allegations
Colin Hall will be leaving Holland Park school which has also been embroiled in claims about a ‘toxic’ working environment

Fiona Millar

29, Sep, 2021 @7:44 PM

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Covid ‘high alert’ warning as more than 100,000 pupils in England miss school
Headteachers’ leader says government must be ready to act amid big rise in numbers absent

Richard Adams Education editor

21, Sep, 2021 @3:41 PM

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Ofqual plans ‘glide path’ back to pre-Covid exam grading in England
Government aims to avoid sudden drop in GCSE and A-level grades after sharp rises in 2020 and 2021

Richard Adams Education editor

01, Sep, 2021 @6:13 PM

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