Department for Education

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Graduates in England face ‘tax rise by stealth’ on student loans
Freeze on repayment threshold for next tax year means those on £30,000 a year will pay £113 more

Richard Adams Education editor

28, Jan, 2022 @6:33 PM

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Boris Johnson tells schools in England to end mask-wearing policy
PM removes requirement for face masks to be worn in schools despite headteachers’ concerns

Richard Adams and Rowena Mason

21, Jan, 2022 @5:21 PM

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Plan for pupils to learn 1,700 words for language GCSEs gets go-ahead
Teachers criticise DfE decision, saying narrow focus on grammar and vocabulary will put students off

Richard Adams and Anna Bawden

14, Jan, 2022 @4:25 PM

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Schools in England say government not providing enough air purifiers
Teachers accuse ministers of failing to act after union poll finds third of classrooms monitored have poor ventilation

Liz Lightfoot

14, Jan, 2022 @1:13 PM

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The Guardian view on Covid and schools: crossed fingers aren’t enough | Editorial
Editorial: Ministers have let teachers and families down, with more last-minute fixes instead of detailed plans

Editorial

04, Jan, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Schools in England may suspend certain subjects to cope with Covid
Proposals on DfE portal suggest classes such as music could be sacrificed if staff sickness demands

Sally Weale Education correspondent

04, Jan, 2022 @3:54 PM

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Combine classes in case of Covid staff shortages, DfE tells teachers in England
Tories criticised for failing to tackle Omicron earlier as Covid infections are still high

Richard Adams and Andrew Sparrow

02, Jan, 2022 @6:56 PM

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Schools in England told to wear masks in class as fears mount of Omicron surge
Advice to secondary schools issued amid concerns over new term spike in Covid cases and Keir Starmer calls for more test kits

Toby Helm, Robin McKie and Julie Henry

01, Jan, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Staff shortages could force schools in England to send some pupils home
Headteachers say absence caused by spread of Omicron variant could undermine government’s effort to keep children in schools

Richard Adams Education editor

27, Dec, 2021 @12:59 PM

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Rose Ayling-Ellis’s Strictly Come Dancing win gives deaf children huge confidence boost
It is hoped that the EastEnders actor’s victory in the dance contest will give the public a better understanding of deafness

Robyn Vinter

25, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Nearly half a million deprived children took part in summer scheme, says DfE
Activity and food clubs funded by government and councils in England used by 600,000 children, according to official figures

Richard Adams Education editor

22, Dec, 2021 @5:31 PM

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Fears half of poorer pupils in England could be barred from university
Planned higher GCSE threshold could disqualify 48% of disadvantaged students from loans, data shows

Anna Fazackerley

11, Dec, 2021 @8:30 AM

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