The trust announced schools would close a week early but the government said they must remain open.
Minister says some schools are over-testing pupils in the belief exams will be cancelled.
The latest school attendance figures show disruption from the pandemic getting even worse.
Thousands of children with special educational needs get offers of help only after they are excluded.
Pupils in secondary schools in Wales will be expected to wear masks in all areas outside classrooms.
For Christmas break, students will leave university within 24 hours of two negative Covid tests.
Students who get negative Covid tests will leave university within 24 hours for Christmas break.
A huge rise in home education is revealed amid parents’ fears of Covid-19 in England’s schools.