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England opens doors to world’s best teachers

A new, fairer system for bringing best international teachers to England will be launched alongside support to help overseas teachers integrate into teaching.

The best teachers from across the world will be supported to work in schools in England from 2023, as part of the government’s commitment to ensure every pupil is taught by an excellent teacher.

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Thousands more school and sixth form places to be created

Up to 75 new free schools including sixth forms, specialist and alternative provision settings will offer tailored support, levelling up opportunities for all.

Thousands of new school places will be created for children in England, including for those who are living in disadvantaged areas, have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), or require alternative provision....

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Sport and music education championed with new investment

New sport and music opportunities announced to better support children’s development

Children across the country to be supported to find and develop their passions through increased opportunities to study music, learn instruments, and take up sports and activities thanks to a multi-million-pound investment into sports and music education.

The announcement made by the government today...

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New Twinkl resources for teachers during Refugee Week

From the 20th to 26th of June, Refugee Week will celebrate the contributions and resilience of International New Arrivals.

Global educational publisher, Twinkl , has created a range of learning materials to support International New Arrivals ahead of Refugee Week.

These teacher-made resources are designed to help educators welcome refugee children into their classrooms. The...

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Ofsted and CQC launch consultation for new inspection provision framework for children and young people with SEND

A consultation from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission presents a new draft framework for inspecting provision for children and young people with SEND.

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have today launched a consultation on proposals for a new joint framework for inspecting provision for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) within...

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Student loan interest rates capped

Student loan interest rates cut to 7.3% from 12% from September 2022

This is the largest scale reduction of student loan interest rates on record to support graduate borrowers

The government will cap student loan interest rates for current graduate borrowers to protect them from a rise in inflation.

A rise in the rate of RPI due to global economic pressures meant student...

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Education recovery funding doubles for secondary schools

Funding for the Government’s flagship education recovery programme to double for secondary schools next year, supporting pupils to catch up on lost learning

Children across the country will be supported to reach their full potential as funding to support children’s education recovery will be doubled in secondary schools from next year.

Children and young people faced unique...

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Teacher training to ensure excellent teachers in every classroom

Teacher training qualifications to be free for the next two academic years to upskill teachers across the country

Every teacher in the country will have access to free, high-quality, ongoing training as part of the Government’s continued drive to ensure every pupil in England is taught by an excellent teacher, levelling up education across the country.

High-quality, Government-...

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Next steps towards a stronger school system with all schools in strong trusts

Strategic delivery plans to be developed for each local area and region, starting with Education Investment Areas

Detailed plans for moving all schools into strong academy trusts have been published today (Wednesday 25 May), kickstarting work towards the goal set out in the Schools White Paper for every school to be in, or in the process of joining, a trust by 2030.

The focus on...

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English ‘fundamental’ to pupils’ educational success

Ofsted has published the latest in a series of reviews into different subjects across the curriculum. Today’s review looks at English. 

This review explores a wide and diverse range of research relating to English, to identify factors that can contribute to high-quality curriculums, pedagogy, assessment and schools’ systems for managing the subject. Ofsted’s education inspection framework (...

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Teacher bonuses and funding for schools to level up education

STEM teachers in disadvantaged schools to receive £3,000 tax-free payments per year over next three years along with new funding to improve school buildings.

Pupils in the most disadvantaged schools will benefit from high-quality, specialised science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching following a £60 million investment to attract and retain the top teaching talent....

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