Deprived state schools in England hit hardest by Covid staff absences, survey finds

Schools with pupils from poorer backgrounds reported higher teacher absences and less capacity for cover

The most deprived state schools in England have been hit much harder by staff absence with Covid, compared with those in better-off areas or private schools, according to a new survey of classroom teachers.

The TeacherTapp daily online survey of teachers found that 29% of those working in schools with high numbers of pupils from deprived backgrounds said at least one in 10 of their colleagues were off or isolating with Covid.

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