Podcast: Masks, tea and the missing catch-up millions

Join the Tes news team as we discuss our slew of investigations and exclusives this week and reveal how we ended up crunching the numbers the DfE failed to collect

William Stewart

Tes podcast: Schools and face masks and the missing Covid catch-up millions

Hundreds more secondaries will have no choice but to make mask-wearing mandatory from Monday.

Join us as we reveal how difficult it was to establish the new government rules for schools and masks and discuss Tes survey results suggesting that enforcing them could be no mean feat.

We also talk about our research showing that Covid lockdown hit schools with the poorest intakes twice as hard and the Department for Education's suspicious silence over the missing £143m in Covid catch-up cash it promised for this academic year. 

You can also hear how teachers are now expected to match Tik Tok with their attention-grabbing skills and why a tea trolley could be a much-needed morale booster.




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William Stewart

William Stewart

William Stewart is News editor at Tes

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