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Coronavirus testing - how schools and colleges are encouraging participation

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We are collecting and sharing examples of initiatives and strategies that have worked well for schools and colleges in delivering testing and driving up participation. We understand that the way schools and colleges operate vary significantly. This may mean that …

How we’ve supported the education sector during the pandemic

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The Covid-19 pandemic has created challenges across the entire education system. Throughout, we have acted swiftly to help minimise the impact on pupils’ education and provided extensive support for schools, colleges and early years settings. Here are the key education milestones from the …

How children and young people are kept safe in schools and colleges – and how we’re making them even safer

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Schools and colleges play an essential role in building a safer society by educating young people about key issues like sexual violence and harassment but at the same time they must be safe places where young people are protected as …

What you need to know about the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme

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The Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF) has been supporting children and families in the school holidays since 2018 and was significantly expanded in light of the pandemic last year. Here is everything you need to know about the programme and how it could help you. 

Are you a Parent? Pupil? Teacher? Student? Find out what stage 3 of the roadmap means for you?

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On 17 May the country moved on to step 3 of the Government’s roadmap and further restrictions were lifted. For parents, teachers and students, this means there will be some changes in the classroom and a look forward into the summer term. Here are what these changes mean for you, …

The removal of Letters and Sounds 2007 from the Department’s list of validated phonics programmes – teachers’ questions answered

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The way in which phonics is taught in schools has evolved significantly in the last 10 years. A key upcoming change in recognition of that evolution is the removal of the widely used 2007 Letters and Sounds handbook from gov.uk …

What you need to know about freedom of speech at university and why protecting it is so important

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New legal duties to protect freedom of speech at universities and colleges in England have been announced by the Education Secretary. These measures will safeguard academic debate and prevent people having their opinions and views silenced.