Podcast: End of a year of 'unprecedented disruption'

The Tes news team on the big stories of the academic year 20/21, the teacher pay freeze, record absence rates and Oak Academy's future

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Join the Tes reporters as we look back on what’s been a school year of “unprecedented disruption”, each picking out our biggest story.

We also discuss the rising absence figures showing more than a million pupils were off school due to Covid last week and how demand for online lessons provided by Oak Academy has increased as a result.

We also talk about the future of Oak Academy amongst other topics which include how some heads have still been tracing Covid contacts this week despite new DfE guidance saying this was now the job of the NHS test and trace team.

We also discuss next year’s teacher pay freeze and how it could impact on retention and recruitment.

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Dave Speck

Dave Speck is a reporter at Tes

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