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School shuts until 2021

School shuts until 2021

A school for children with special educational needs has been forced to shut its doors until the New Year due to staff shortages.

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'I'm asking people who have never taught a lesson to cover classes'

'I'm asking people who have never taught a lesson to cover classes'

A head teacher says his school faces 'crisis time' as staff shortages sparked by Covid have forced him to close classrooms to five year groups.

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The children hit hardest by lockdown

The children hit hardest by lockdown

A new Ofsted report shows many children regressed during lockdown and reveals the group hardest hit by restrictions.

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Historic school tells seven year groups to stay home

Historic school tells seven year groups to stay home

The world's second oldest school is the latest to feel the pressure of the pandemic after a teacher and pupil tested positive for Covid.

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'We are running out of staff'

'We are running out of staff'

A head teacher has revealed between 25 to 30 staff members have been absent on any given day due to Covid isolation.

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'Going back to school in lockdown was too much for him'

'Going back to school in lockdown was too much for him'

The number of children being registered as home-schooled in September skyrocketed just as children were allowed to return to school.

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Covid-hit primary could stay shut until new year

Covid-hit primary could stay shut until new year

A primary school has closed after a spike in coronavirus cases - and it could stay shut until after Christmas.

Should schools shut a week early to 'save Christmas'?

Should schools shut a week early to 'save Christmas'?

Head teachers have had their say on whether schools will stay open until the end of term - amid parents' fears of children isolating over Christmas.

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School named country's best in the decade

School named country's best in the decade

A grammar school has been named as the best in the decade among 2,000 of the country's best performing state and independent schools.

16 school closures reported to council

16 school closures reported to council

More than a dozen schools in the county have closed after reporting 225 cases of coronavirus to the council.

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Rapid tests for students heading home for Christmas

Rapid tests for students heading home for Christmas

Students showing no signs of coronavirus will be able to get tested at Kent universities from next week in an effort to get them home for Christmas.

Somewhere fun to play

Somewhere fun to play

Youngsters at a new school are enjoying some outdoor fun in their eagerly-anticipated play park.

Kent Test results out today

Kent Test results out today

Thousands of children in the county will find out today whether or not they passed the Kent Test.

School leader hits back at ‘offensive’ letter on Covid closure decision

School leader hits back at ‘offensive’ letter on Covid closure decision

A school has taken the unusual step of publicly hitting back at a parent who complained about it closing because of a coronavirus outbreak.

Entire year group in quarantine due to Covid case

Entire year group in quarantine due to Covid case

Another school as ordered a whole year group to stay at home after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus.

Five year groups sent home

Five year groups sent home

Children in five year groups at a primary school have been sent home to self-isolate due to a Covid-19 case.

School shuts after rise in cases

School shuts after rise in cases

A school has been closed due to a "very sudden and rapidly changing" increase in Covid-19 cases.

Parents warned over identity theft after school cyber attack

Parents warned over identity theft after school cyber attack

A secondary school has fallen victim to a data ransom attack with parents warned to remain vigilant over identity theft.

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Education bosses urged to consider 'circuit-breaker' for schools

Education bosses urged to consider 'circuit-breaker' for schools

Education chiefs have been urged to consider imposing a circuit-breaker in schools to stem the spread of coronavirus saying a clear plan is needed.

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Head announces parties for pupils missing out on birthday celebrations

Head announces parties for pupils missing out on birthday celebrations

A head teacher is going above and beyond to ensure children can still mark their birthdays as the pandemic continues to hamper celebrations.

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