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 …
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 …
We have launched landmark reforms that will transform post-16 education and training, boost skills and get more people into work. They will benefit both young people who are starting their careers and adults who may be thinking of retraining or …
Schools and colleges will get at least two weeks’ notice before pupils return to the classroom in order to give pupils, parents and teachers time to prepare, the Education Secretary has said. Speaking to the media this morning, Gavin Williamson …
Today, 20 January, School Standards Minister Nick Gibb spoke to the online BettFest conference, which focuses on how innovation and technology can improve education.
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 …
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.
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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
- Summer activities, tutoring and extra funding for schools – How we’re helping students catch-up 25 February 2021
- What you need to know about grades in 2021 25 February 2021
- Chief Medical Officer: “If you keep children out of school, every single one of the children you keep out of school is disadvantaged” 24 February 2021
- An open letter from Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to parents, carers and guardians 23 February 2021
- All students to return to school and college from 8 March and what you need to know 22 February 2021