Education

Teacher absences due to Covid six times higher than for pupils in primary schools

A new report has found teacher absences due to a positive Covid test were ‘significantly higher’ than for students

Teacher absences due to Covid six times higher than for pupils in primary schools Teacher absences due to Covid six times higher than for pupils in primary schools The proportion of teachers absent from school due to a positive coronavirus test was six times higher than that of students in primary schools last term, new analysis shows. The Education Policy …

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Tuition fees to be frozen for another year under government plans

<p>Ministers say they want to ‘deliver better value for students’</p>

Tuition fees to be frozen for another year under government plans Tuition fees to be frozen for another year under government plans Tuition fees are set to be frozen at £9,250 for another year under government proposals. But in 2019, the Post-18 Education and Funding review – an independent panel led by ex-investment banker Philip Augar – recommended cutting the …

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Millions of young women promised free period products by government still not receiving items

<p>Campaigners called for ministers to make the scheme mandatory - ensuring schools are forced to sign up - as they warned the measure was more vital than ever due to period poverty surging in the wake of the pandemic</p>

Millions of young women promised free period products by government still not receiving items Millions of young women promised free period products by government still not receiving items Millions of girls and young women who were promised free period products by the government are still not receiving them as less than half of schools and colleges have signed up to …

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Pupils could sit tests at home as evidence for GCSE and A-level grades, after official exams scrapped

<p>Pupils could sit tests at home under proposals&nbsp;</p>

Pupils could sit tests at home as evidence for GCSE and A-level grades, after official exams scrapped Pupils could sit tests at home as evidence for GCSE and A-level grades, after official exams scrapped Pupils in England could be allowed to sit tests at home which would form evidence for GCSE, AS- and A-level grades this year, according to proposals …

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Government pauses key part of school testing plan, after PHE says balance between risk and benefit ‘unclear’

Concerns have been raised over the use of lateral flow devices (LFDs) in schools

Government pauses key part of school testing plan, after PHE says balance between risk and benefit ‘unclear’ Government pauses key part of school testing plan, after PHE says balance between risk and benefit ‘unclear’ The government has paused a key part of their testing plan for schools following advice from Public Health England (PHE), who said the balance between risks …

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Labour calls for Gavin Williamson to resign after ‘failing children throughout pandemic’

Labour calls for Gavin Williamson to resign after ‘failing children throughout pandemic’

Labour calls for Gavin Williamson to resign after ‘failing children throughout pandemic’ Labour calls for Gavin Williamson to resign after ‘failing children throughout pandemic’ Speaking in parliament, Labour’s Wes Streeting slammed the government for “having to be dragged to do the right thing” over free school meals in the past and last year’s exam results controversy – which initially saw …

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Students returning home for Christmas caused thousands of Covid infections, study suggests

<p>A student holds a swab which is part of a lateral flow test at Swansea University</p>

Students returning home for Christmas caused thousands of Covid infections, study suggests Students returning home for Christmas caused thousands of Covid infections, study suggests T he return of university students to their homes over Christmas may have caused thousands of extra coronavirus infections, modelling suggests. Mathematicians at Cardiff University found that coronavirus-infected students returning home from university over the festive …

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Gavin Williamson ‘the worst education secretary in living memory’, say Lib Dem leader Ed Davey

The leader of the Lib Dems has called on Gavin Williamson to resign

Gavin Williamson ‘the worst education secretary in living memory’, say Lib Dem leader Ed Davey Gavin Williamson ‘the worst education secretary in living memory’, say Lib Dem leader Ed Davey Gavin Williamson is “the worst education secretary in living memory,” the leader of the Liberal Democrats has said, amid calls for more support for students starting the new university term …

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MHRA approval not needed for key part of schools testing plan, government says

<p>Students are set to get lateral flow tests as they return to school next term</p>

MHRA approval not needed for key part of schools testing plan, government says MHRA approval not needed for key part of schools testing plan, government says The government has told schools regulatory approval is not needed for a key part of their testing plan aimed at keeping students in classrooms. Under a new scheme, close contacts of a positive coronavirus …

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Government criticised over ‘incomplete’ attempt to get laptops to students, amid frustrations over device quality and delays

Students are to get remote education until at least mid-Feburary under the current lockdown for England, except vulnerable children and those of key workers

Government criticised over ‘incomplete’ attempt to get laptops to students, amid frustrations over device quality and delays Government criticised over ‘incomplete’ attempt to get laptops to students, amid frustrations over device quality and delays T he government has faced criticism over an “incomplete” attempt to get laptops to students needing them at home, as school leaders raise concerns over the …

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