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A quarter of primary school pupils in England were being taught on-site last week, the latest data from the Department for Education has shown, a rise of one percentage point from the previous week.
The DfE also estimated that 38% of teachers and school leaders were working on-site in open state-funded schools – 50% in primary schools, 23% in secondary schools and 64% in special schools.
Attendance was 24% in state-funded primary schools, 5% in state-funded secondary schools and 35% in state-funded special schools on 11 February. Attendance has increased in primary and special schools, where attendance was 21% and 30% respectively on 13 January. Attendance in state-funded secondary schools has remained the same since 13 January.
Musicians from the Royal Marines Band have been providing support on hospital wards to free up medics caring for Covid-19 patients.
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A group of 42 members of the service band based at HMS Collingwood, Fareham, Hampshire, and Portsmouth Naval Base have been aiding frontline NHS staff at hospitals in Bournemouth, Dorset, and Bath, Somerset, as well as the NHS Nightingale Hospital in Exeter, Devon.
Despite the unfamiliar roles that we have been tasked to support, the team have thrown themselves at every task and supported our brave NHS staff in every way they can.
I couldn’t be prouder of the selfless attitude of our people, taking on a huge variety of roles which has freed up the NHS staff to concentrate on their primary clinical roles.
They have lifted spirits in our team, brought another dynamic to the hospitals, and most of all, have an incredibly positive, can do attitude. We cannot thank them enough.
When they’re not supporting clinical duties or taking on family liaison roles, they can be found with our patients reading to them, playing games with them, or just simply chatting away together. It is incredibly touching to see.