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Feb 2022
Government plans would see 55 local-authority areas in England with weak education offered extra investment.  Read more here.

Jan 2022
About a million children in England - one out of every eight pupils - were off school last Thursday, as Covid-related absences rose. The official figures also show staffing problems worsening, with a quarter of schools seeing teachers ...

Jan 2022
An inquiry is being launched into children who are not attending school in the wake of national lockdowns, the children's commissioner for England has said.  Read more here.

Jan 2022
Staff in schools and prisons in England and Wales are for the first time to be included in draft guidance on how to identify people who have self-harmed.  Read more here.

Jan 2022
A mum-of-four who did not have a computer at home said being given a donated laptop has "really improved" her family's lives.  Read more here.

Jan 2022
Pupils in England have been taking Covid tests before heading into class, as schools reopen to a different set of rules following the Christmas break.  Read more here.

Dec 2021
Schools in some high infection areas in England are struggling to stay fully open due to rising Covid rates, a head teachers' leader says.  Read more here.

Dec 2021
Too many vulnerable children are being left at risk of harm for far too long in many areas, Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman has warned.  Read more here.

Dec 2021
The number of pupils absent from school in England because of Covid rose by about 60% in the two weeks to Thursday last week, official figure show.  Read more here.

Nov 2021
Pupils at secondary schools in England are being "strongly advised" to wear face coverings in communal areas from Monday.  Read more here.