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Your transferable skills define what you can do - guest post from a careers adviser 

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This National Careers Week, careers adviser Steve Beech talks about the importance of transferable skills, and what you can do to optimise your career options and employability.    Steve Beech, NVQ Level 4 Qualified Careers Adviser   The pandemic has resulted in many redundancies, …

Chief Medical Officer: “If you keep children out of school, every single one of the children you keep out of school is disadvantaged”

The country’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, has said that it is “absolutely universally accepted that there are huge advantages for children to be in school”.

An open letter from Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to parents, carers and guardians

Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has written an open letter to parents, carers and guardians following the news that all primary schools, secondary secondary schools, special and alternative provision schools, colleges and further education settings will be opening to all pupils …

Rapid testing kits will be delivered to nurseries from next month. Here’s what this means for you

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a child drawing on the floor with chalk

Ensuring young children can access the care, support and social interaction they need during these critical early years, is crucial to their development. This is why early years settings have remained open to all children throughout the current national lockdown. …

Additional £50 million to support university students impacted by Covid-19 – Your questions answered

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Student wearing face mask

What have you announced today? Today we have announced that thousands of students will benefit from an additional £50 million to support them with financial pressures from the pandemic. The new funding means that universities will be able to help students impacted by the pandemic, …

Mental health resources for children, parents, carers and school/ college staff

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It is always important to talk about mental health and ensure that resources are available to help people who are struggling. This week, schools, colleges, charities, and mental health organisations come together to mark Children’s Mental Health Week from February …

Inaccurate reports regarding Free School Meals over February half term

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We are aware of confusion caused by reports in the media about the provision of free school meals over half term. As was the case at Christmas, vulnerable families will continue to receive help with food and other essentials such …