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Where are Britain's loneliest places in lockdown?
Loneliness in the pandemic has been more intense for young people in poor, urban areas.

Ofsted to visit English schools where sexual abuse was reported
Inspectors will attend "a sample of schools and colleges" to see how well they support pupils.

Mobile phones should be banned in schools - Gavin Williamson
Phones should not be used or seen during the school day, the education secretary says.

Schools 'a lifeline to many students' in past year'
School staff helped families struggling financially during pandemic, says the National Education Union.

Food poverty: MPs call on government to step up help
A report calls on the government to create a food security minister to protect the vulnerable.

Secondary school pupils to keep wearing masks after Easter
Face masks in classrooms in England will remain at least until May, says education secretary.

School abuse: Teachers face sexualised insults in class, says union
A union conference hears staff are subjected to "derogatory sexualised" language and violence.

Covid: New Wales curriculum 'must be delayed' to aid pupils
Implementing the changes in 2022 does not give schools sufficient time post-pandemic, a union says.

'Inadequate funding' is school Covid risk, says union
A teachers' union warns a lack of funding during the pandemic is placing staff and pupils at risk.

Million students 'forgotten' in lack of uni return date
Million students still waiting for a university return date, with calls for it to be April not May.

Simon Woolley: First black man appointed head of Oxbridge college
Lord Woolley, an equal rights campaigner, says his new job is a "must-have role".

Covid: Many students say their mental health is worse due to pandemic
A poll of UK students finds almost two-thirds say their mental health is worse due to the pandemic.

Back to school: How pupils feel about returning to class
The BBC speaks to pupils to discover how they feel as they go back to school.

Back to school: 'I'm ready for a coffee in peace'
As children in England return to school on Monday, parents have mixed emotions.

Topshop: What happened after the shutters closed?
The pandemic is changing the jobs market. What happens to young and old trying to find work?

University watchdog faces 'impartiality' questions
Lord Wharton is also a paid adviser to an energy firm trying to build through a university's land.

Pupils both relieved and upset as GCSEs and A-levels cancelled
Students react to the news that their grades will be decided by teachers rather than exams.

Covid tests and masks: School prepares for return to class
The BBC speaks to pupils, staff and parents at a school as they ready for in-person learning again.

Coronavirus testing: How to do a lateral flow test at home
Coronavirus lateral flow tests are free and provide a quick result within 30 minutes. But how do you do one?

Longer school day, shorter summer holiday?
A range of measures are being looked at to help pupils in England catch up, the education secretary says.

School 'feels alive' after children's return
The BBC visited one school in Lincolnshire to see how its staff and children were coping on week one.

First day back at school has 'gone well', say heads
Millions have returned to school in England, with face masks and Covid tests for secondary pupils.

How could children make up for lost school time?
A massive task lies ahead for schools as they try to make up for teaching time lost during the pandemic.

Covid: Parents worry about lost learning as schools reopen
Parents are confident about children returning to school but worry about catching up, says survey.

Parents not giving Covid test consent, warn heads
Heads say parents are not giving consent for Covid tests for children, ahead of going back to school.

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