All schools and colleges are closed to all but vulnerable children and the children of key workers. The government is taking every possible measure to reduce cases in the community and protect the NHS. It means at the moment the …
The Daily Mirror has today reported that the Department rejected an offer from BT of cheap broadband for disadvantaged families. This is not true - and the department enjoys a good working relationship with BT and EE.
This week the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown to help combat the spread of Covid-19. This is a guide to what it means for schools, colleges, early years settings and more.
Children’s education has consistently been a national priority, which is why we want classrooms to reopen wherever possible in the new term. It is widely acknowledged that education is the best place for children and young people.
On 30 January, the Government responded to rapidly rising case rates due to the new, more transmissible variant of coronavirus by triggering the education contingency framework and pushing back the staggered return for secondary schools and colleges by one week. …
Today we announced that schools and colleges in most areas will be open to all by 18 January with primary schools and early years settings opening to all pupils next week and secondary schools and colleges implementing a staggered return …
What we're doing We're offering a round of testing to all secondary schools and colleges in England to test students from the first week of term. Initially testing will be provided for all secondary pupils and staff as they return …
Writing in today's Telegraph, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson sets out why the Government is prioritising keeping schools open in order to continue educating young people as well as keeping them safe. The welcome news of a vaccine brings hope for …
Today we announced that students in schools and colleges will be able to access free coronavirus testing from the first full week of January. Here we answer some key questions about this.
Today we announced that teachers and pupils will have access to rapid testing from the start of the new school term. Here we answer some key questions about this important step.
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Education in the media is the Department for Education’s blog on the latest topical education and equalities issues. This blog features a review of leading media stories, rebuttal to news stories, as well as Ministerial comment.
Recent blog posts
- Guidance on Free School Meals expectations while remote learning 15 January 2021
- Primary School application deadline 14 January 2021
- Get the facts about vulnerable and critical worker children 8 January 2021
- What should remote education look like? 8 January 2021
- Misleading reporting on working with BT to provide cheap broadband - read the facts here 8 January 2021