Department for Education

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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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England’s schools in urgent need of repairs, say heads
Teachers tell of leaking ceilings, broken heating, inadequate ventilation, as leaders say they have no money to fix problems

Michael Savage and Alfie Packham

28, Aug, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Prepare for back-to-school Covid surge, Sage experts warn
Minimal immunity and dropping of preventive measures could lead to widespread school infections

Nicola Davis and Richard Adams

27, Aug, 2021 @5:03 PM

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Unions criticise English schools ‘more normal year’ campaign as naive
As students are urged to have twice-weekly Covid tests, unions say further measures are needed to reassure parents

Richard Adams Education editor

26, Aug, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Covid: classrooms in England to get CO2 monitors to help with ventilation
Department for Education decision comes after school staff and unions campaign for better equipment to combat virus

Richard Adams Education editor

21, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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English schools told to delay seeking help with small Covid outbreaks
DfE advises measures should be taken only once a threshold of infections has been reached

Richard Adams Education editor

19, Aug, 2021 @4:48 PM

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Cambridge to end teacher training if government enacts overhaul
Exclusive: university hits out at planned changes in England, which have been called a ‘wrecking ball’

Richard Adams Education editor

18, Aug, 2021 @4:15 PM

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Classrooms in England ‘urgently’ need air filters, school unions say
Seven unions call on education secretary to improve ventilation to protect children ahead of new term

Richard Adams Education editor

17, Aug, 2021 @4:07 PM

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After record A-level results, government must manage next year’s hangover
Analysis: switching to pre-Covid ‘norm-referenced’ grading in 2022 could sharply deflate results if adjustments are not made carefully

Richard Adams Education editor

10, Aug, 2021 @5:50 PM

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