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More support for schools and students as plan B comes to an end

£8 million from NHS England to support secondary schools with the in-school vaccination programme.

From: Department for Education , Department of Health and Social Care , NHS England , The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP , and The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

Published 24 January 2022

New multi-million-pound funding from NHS England will enable all schools to fully support the in-school vaccination...

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Twinkl launch their 'This Year I Will' Campaign

Global call for children to discuss their resolutions for 2022 Twinkl’s ‘This Year, I Will’ project gives school children around the world the opportunity to share their goals and aspirations for 2022, encouraging continuity and determination in the young generations.

The event officially launches on the week commencing 17th of January 2022, as Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day approaches....

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Universities pledge to end use of non-disclosure agreements

Ministers and campaigners back new pledge to end the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements within universities to silence complainants in sexual harassment cases

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP

Published 18 January 2022

Victims of sexual harassment in universities should no longer be silenced by Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), under a new...

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Reforms to encourage more students to take up language GCSEs

The government has set out plans for revised modern foreign languages GCSEs, helping to make the content more accessible for students.

From: Department for Education and Robin Walker MP

Students will study reformed language GCSEs from 2024, following government changes to make the subjects more accessible and attractive for students, and boost take up by making it clearer what they...

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New assessments for GCSE French, German and Spanish

Changes to how these GCSEs will be assessed in future confirmed by Ofqual.

From: Ofqual

Changes to how GCSEs in French, German and Spanish will be assessed in future have been confirmed today by Ofqual.

They are needed because the government is changing from 2024 how students will be taught and assessed in these subjects - to help young people develop their language skills...

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Government supporting schools and colleges to provide face-to-face learning for millions of children and young people

Over 585 former teachers have already come forward to support face-to-face learning

From: Department for Education

Hundreds of former teachers have signed up with supply agencies following the Education Secretary’s call for them to temporarily return to the profession, data published (on Wednesday 12 January) shows.

Initial data from around ten per cent of supply agencies...

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School choice fails to empower parents

School choice fails to empower parents, study finds Policies to increase school choice have not given parents a greater sense of control over their children’s education, new research has found. Parents given multiple options for their child’s school are no happier about education than those who have little choice, according to research published in the Journal of Social Policy.

The study was...

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1 in 8 children say time online harms their school work  

Nearly one in eight children in the UK say their online life harms their school work according to a survey by The Children’s Society.

The survey is among the evidence considered in the national charity’s new report,  Net Gains? Young People’s Digital Lives and Well-Being . 

It found 13% of young people aged 10-17 said their life online had a ‘mostly negative’ impact on their school...

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Hundreds of thousands of pupils benefit from tutoring

New figures reveal over 300,000 tutoring courses began last term

From: Department for Education and Robin Walker MP

Hundreds of thousands of children across the country benefited from catch up tutoring in the first term of the academic year, new figures from the Department for Education reveal today (Tuesday 11 January).

Over 300,000 tutoring courses began last term, nearing...

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Twinkl Phonics: Approved by Teachers, Parents, and now the Department for Education

Long recommended by schools and teachers, Twinkl Phonics is now validated by the Department for Education. After years of trust from the education community, the systematic synthetic whole-school phonics programme was approved by the DfE on 17th December.

Providing activities, guidance and resources for every phase, Twinkl’s proven phonics programme gives educators the resources and...

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Testing measures to ensure young people return to classrooms

On-site Covid lateral flow tests for secondary pupils on return to school, with students and staff encouraged to test twice a week

From: Department for Education , Department of Health and Social Care , and Office of the Children's Commissioner

Published 3 January 2022

All secondary schools have been asked to provide one on-site test for pupils ahead of their return to the...

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