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Staff absences having ‘massive impact’ on pupils in England say head teachers

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Teacher absences are the biggest barrier to children recovering the learning lost during the pandemic, according to head teachers in England, as new data showed that shortages in key subjects such as physics are becom...

‘It’s scary’: record Covid absences cause concern in England’s schools

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Last week more than 100,000 children were absent from school in England with confirmed or suspected Covid infections, the highest number during the pandemic, according to the Department for Education. Five parents and...

Manchester City confident of defeating Real Madrid Femenino despite absences

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Manchester City travel to Real Madrid Femenino on Tuesday night without Lucy Bronze and Ellen White but it would still be a major shock were Gareth Taylor’s side to lose the first leg of their Champions League second ...

Capita boss credits remote working for low Covid-related absences

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The boss of Capita, one of the UK’s largest employers, has credited its policy of allowing staff to continue to work from home for its low levels of absences because of Covid self-isolation alerts. Jon Lewis, the chie...

Iceland aims to recruit 2,000 staff due to ‘pingdemic’ absences

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Grocery chain Iceland is aiming to recruit 2,000 spare staff to help cover absences caused by the self-isolation “pingdemic”, as retailers warned it was becoming difficult to maintain opening hours and keep shelves st...

Kenneth Branagh play cancelled after ‘Covid-enforced absences’

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A major summer theatre production starring and directed by Kenneth Branagh has been cancelled due to an “increasing number of Covid-enforced absences” during rehearsals. Branagh’s revival of The Browning Version by Te...