Skip to main content

Media Officer

When will schools reopen to more pupils? Your questions answered

Schools and colleges will open to more pupils as soon as possible as this is best for pupils’ education and wellbeing. But the decision to reopen schools to more than just vulnerable pupils and children of critical workers is dependent on pressures on the NHS. The decision to restrict attendance …

Schools minister on opening schools and colleges to more pupils

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Coronavirus, Home schooling, Returning to school

Today School Standards Minister Nick Gibb spoke in Parliament about opening schools to more pupils.  Throughout the pandemic the Government has been clear that education is a national priority. We had worked hard to keep all schools, colleges and universities …

Creating a more resilient education system built on technological and digital foundations and how "Government can't do this alone" - Nick Gibb at the BettFest conference

Today, 20 January, School Standards Minister Nick Gibb spoke to the online BettFest conference, which focuses on how innovation and technology can improve education.

Pausing daily contact testing and self-isolation of pupils and teachers: your questions answered

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Coronavirus, Myth busting, Returning to school, Testing

Due to changing public health advice we are pausing the daily testing of pupils and school staff who have come into contact with positive cases in order to give time to evaluate whether this is an effective strategy in light …

Misleading reporting on working with BT to provide cheap broadband - read the facts here

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Myth busting, remote education
News

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.

School closures, remote learning, critical workers, nurseries and more: your lockdown education questions answered

microphones and a blurred background of what looks like a press conference

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.

Ofsted Chief Inspector – “We cannot furlough young people’s learning”

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Coronavirus, Returning to school, Schools
child filling in work pages

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.