School attendance during Covid closuresDate: 01.05.2020
DfE data seems to suggest that for those schools that are open, there are almost as many teachers as children turning up.
The majority of schools are still open: 78% of settings - around 19,200 are open. However, many are open for a reduced number of hours, not mentioned in the DfE data.
Around 156,000 children attended an educational setting on Friday 24 April, representing 1.6% of pupils who normally attend.
49,000 of the children in attendance on Friday 24 April were those classified as ‘Children in Need’ or who have an Education, Health and Care Plan, approximately 10%.
112,000 of the children in attendance on Friday 24 April were classed by schools as children of critical workers. This represents around 4% of all children of critical workers.
96,000 teaching staff and 70,000 non-teaching staff have been working during this period: ie a pupil:teacher ratio of 1:1.7 Or to put it another way, 1.6% of children, but 20% of teachers are in school.
Meanwhile, in early years settings, only one in three is open.