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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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UK Covid: Johnson does not deny Christmas party reports; No 10 defends ignoring Sage travel advice – as it happened
Latest updates: PM questioned over 2020 Christmas party; Sage says pre-travel PCR tests would be ‘valuable’ in fighting Omicron spread

Andrew Sparrow

01, Dec, 2021 @6:15 PM

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Boris Johnson contradicts expert advice to curb Christmas socialising
PM tells people not to cancel parties or nativity plays despite concerns over Omicron variant

Rowena Mason, Nicola Davis, Aubrey Allegretti, Sally Weale and Andrew Gregory

30, Nov, 2021 @7:22 PM

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Boris Johnson says people should not cancel Christmas parties over Omicron – as it happened
PM says government does not want people to cancel events such as Christmas parties and nativity plays

Andrew Sparrow

30, Nov, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Most deprived schools hit hardest by education cuts in England, IFS says
Spending down 14% in real terms at most disadvantaged secondaries, compared with 9% at least deprived

Sally Weale Education correspondent

30, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Sajid Javid implies new restrictions will be abandoned if Omicron no more dangerous than Delta – as it happened
Health secretary says: ‘If this variant is no more dangerous than Delta, then we won’t keep measures in place for a day longer than necessary’

Andrew Sparrow

29, Nov, 2021 @6:13 PM

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Teachers call for masks to be mandatory in English secondary schools
Heads say advice is ‘too vague’ as sceptical MPs warn additional Covid restrictions will cause ‘chaos’

Sally Weale Education correspondent

29, Nov, 2021 @5:03 PM

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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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Teachers reject plans to have pupils learn 1,700 words for language GCSEs
Making pupils in England ‘grind through list of words’ will not encourage uptake, DfE told

Sally Weale Education correspondent

25, Nov, 2021 @4:31 PM

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Covid live news: cases increase in 75% of UK local authorities; France reports sharp rise in cases
Latest updates: Torridge in Devon had the highest rate in UK followed by Mid Ulster in Northern Ireland; France reports over 30,000 cases

Streisand Neto (now); Miranda Bryant, Rachel Hall , Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

24, Nov, 2021 @12:42 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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Covid jab wait for 12- to 15-year-olds in England could be up to five months
Almost 60% of targeted group yet to be vaccinated as Labour analysis suggests rollout will take until February

Sally Weale and Denis Campbell

23, Nov, 2021 @10:30 PM

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