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Summer activities, tutoring and extra funding for schools – How we’re helping students catch-up

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This week, we announced increased funding and extra help for pupils to combat lost learning as a result of Covid-19. This will reach children and young people across the country and will empower early years settings, schools and colleges to …

What you need to know about grades in 2021

GCSE, AS and A level exams will not be going ahead as planned this summer. Today, we have announced that students will receive grades determined by teachers, with pupils only assessed on what they have been taught and not what they …

All students to return to school and college from 8 March and what you need to know

From Monday 8 March, schools and colleges will open to all pupils with asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in place. University students on practical courses will also return on Monday 8 March. The return of all pupils is a priority in the …

Women in STEM Week 2021: How we’re empowering the next generation

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Throughout history, women have always played a crucial role within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Though at times these contributions have been overlooked, or even forgotten, and Women in STEM week serves to celebrate the work of these pioneering …

Statement on misleading claims about the appointment of Lord Wharton as chair of the Office for Students

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Lord James Wharton was appointed chair of the Office for Students on Monday, 8 February. There are unfounded suggestions in the press that the appointment was not made in line with standard guidelines for such appointments. This is categorically untrue.

Guidance on Free School Meals expectations while remote learning

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Last week, images and photos have circulated of lunch parcels delivered for children who are eligible for free school meals. Every child deserves quality nutrition, and the standard of these school meals shown on social media is not acceptable. We …