Secondary schools

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Quarter of a million children in England missed school last week due to Covid
Absences because of infections, self-isolation and closures result in most disrupted week since schools reopened

Maya Wolfe-Robinson and Richard Adams

22, Jun, 2021 @5:28 PM

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Poems not proms: England’s schools give leavers send-off in Covid times
Headteachers across the country have been forced to get inventive to recreate a sense of occasion

Sally Weale Education correspondent

18, Jun, 2021 @1:53 PM

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Tell us: how is your school marking the end of the academic year?
We would like to hear from teachers, parents and young people about how they’re marking final years’ end of school

Guardian community team

16, Jun, 2021 @12:48 PM

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Ofsted chief warns against victim blaming in ‘modesty’ shorts row
Amanda Spielman questioned by MPs about reports of primary school girls being told to wear shorts under skirts

Sally Weale Education correspondent

15, Jun, 2021 @4:32 PM

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Ofqual wanted to scrap last year’s A-levels, says former chair
Roger Taylor says England’s exam regulator backed down to government, leading to use of algorithms to award grades

Richard Adams Education editor

14, Jun, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Ministers warned of more disruption in English schools as Covid variant spreads
School leaders sound alarm as data shows rapid rise in infections among secondary school pupils

Richard Adams and Ian Sample

11, Jun, 2021 @3:51 PM

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Teachers face ‘almost impossible task’ awarding A-level and GCSE grades
Study finds students in England from graduate households received more generously assessed grades

Richard Adams Education editor

08, Jun, 2021 @4:49 PM

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Unions call for return of masks to secondary classrooms in England
Move comes as school attendance figures show an increase in Covid-related absence among pupils

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

08, Jun, 2021 @4:25 PM

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Dozens of schools in English Covid hotspots reintroduce mask rules
Pupils in Tameside, Cheshire and Oldham among others asked again to wear masks as local cases rise

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

07, Jun, 2021 @4:37 PM

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School leaders say pupils should vaccinated as matter of priority
Call follows the approval of Pfizer jab for 12-to 15-year olds and Delta variant outbreaks in English schools

Richard Adams and Sarah Boseley

04, Jun, 2021 @5:47 PM

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Covid has eroded progress by disadvantaged pupils in England, finds study
Research shows regional disparities, with some children in the north losing twice as much learning

Peter Walker Political correspondent

04, Jun, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Lost learning: a lesson in how not to catch up | Letters
Letters: Michael Heylings wonders what pupils have to catch up on, Maureen Bell points to the enormous task facing schools and Toby Wood says Marcus Rashford needs to be in charge. Plus letters from Helen Walker, Edward Spraggon and Tony Roberts


03, Jun, 2021 @5:41 PM

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