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Schools see a third of pupils absent as children stay at home in potentially-record breaking heatwave

Headteachers are seeing around a third of pupils absent from school as parents choose to keep children home during the hottest days forecast in the UK’s heatwave. A number of schools are teaching remotely on Monday and Tuesday, when the Met Office is forecasting temperatures to soar into the high 30C and potentially even reach […]

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Schools struggling to provide hot nutritious meals due to supply chain issues and soaring costs

It is becoming “increasingly difficult” for schools to provide hot and nutritious meals to pupils as food companies grapple with soaring inflation and supply chain issues, an industry body has warned. The vast majority of school caterers are experiencing shortages or items being substituted, according to a new survey of providers. More than three quarters […]

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Exams: ‘Infuriating’ mistakes in GCSE and A levels see students wrongly told to ignore topics

‘The worry and stress this has caused is the last thing these young people need,’ education union leader says

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College where teacher died of Covid ‘encouraged staff to break rules and endangered lives’

Burnely College in Lancashire found to have failed to ensure staff safety during outbreak of virus in report by Health and Safety Executive

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Students ‘failed’ over ‘crisis’ of sexual assaults at universities amid calls for tougher action

The regulator is urged to step up action as efforts to tackle abuse on campus fall ‘woefully short’

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Over half of disabled students considered leaving full-time education during the pandemic, study finds

Exclusive: 23 per cent of disabled students said they received support needed during pandemic

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Primary school children should be taught about misogyny, Sadiq Khan says

Teaching the importance respecting women and girls ‘starts at a young age’, the mayor said

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The 55 education ‘cold spots’ earmarked for levelling up

The government has announced 55 education “cold spots” in England that have been identified as part of the levelling up agenda. Ministers are set to unveil measures to improve standards of education in these areas, with the suggestion of elite sixth form colleges for high performing children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. These new “education […]

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Headteachers warn Omicron threatens disruption as schools reopen after Christmas

Headteachers have warned that children returning to school in England on Tuesday face disruption to their learning as the Omicron variant of Covid threatens widespread absences of staff and pupils. One teaching union said there was a possibility that entire year groups would need to be sent home to learn remotely. Nadhim Zahawi, the education […]

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Leading group of girls’ schools to refuse to admit transgender pupils

A leading group of girls’ schools has said it will not accept transgender pupils because doing so could “jeopardise” their single-sex status. The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), which represents 25 schools in England, updated its gender identity policy last month to include admission rules. Under the new section, the group states it does not […]

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