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Increased mental health support for children and young people

£10 million to extend senior mental health lead training to reach more schools and colleges

Thousands of young people will benefit from additional mental health support in their schools, colleges and universities, the government has announced.

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, the Department for Education is today (12 May 2022) announcing a further £7 million for schools and...

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Cash boost to transform colleges across England

Students to benefit from £400 million investment to upgrade college campuses, the next phase in the Further Education Capital Fund

From: Department for Education and Alex Burghart MP

Published 4 April 2022

Sixty-two further education colleges are to benefit from a share of more than £400 million to upgrade buildings and transform campuses. The cash boost will make sure even...

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94% of secondary schools provide free period products to students

New data on government’s free period product scheme shows strong take up across the country

From: Department for Education and Will Quince MP

New data on the government’s free period product scheme shows schools and colleges stepping up to make sure no student has to miss lessons because of their period.

The data published today (Thursday 27 January) shows the value of...

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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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Free period product scheme for schools and colleges extended

Free period products will continue to be available for schools to distribute to their pupils in England

From: Department for Education and Will Quince MP

The Government has today extended its fully funded scheme providing tampons, pads, and menstrual cups and other environmentally-friendly products until the end of the academic year.

The programme, which launched in January...

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New levelling up plans to improve student outcomes

Universities to drive up standards in local schools and colleges through activities such as tutoring.

From: Department for Education , Office of the Children's Commissioner , and The Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP

Published 24 November 2021

Universities will be required to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children by driving up education standards in schools and colleges in...

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New teaching facilities as more people enter post-16 education

£83 million investment to create extra space so schools and colleges can continue to offer places to all young people.

From: Department for Education and Alex Burghart MP

Published 9 November 2021

Teaching facilities across England will be extended and transformed for 16-19 year olds as part of a new £83 million investment in post-16 providers.

Demand is expected to...

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All schools and colleges to receive extra funding for catch up

Every pupil in every school to benefit from significant new investment in education to help young people catch up on lost learning

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Every school and college in England will have more money to support young people’s recovery from the impact of the pandemic, as the government confirms billions of pounds of additional...

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Public health experts working closely with schools and colleges to reduce risk of transmission

Schools and colleges have reopened for most, and with it coronavirus measures – some different, some familiar – to help reduce risk to pupils and staff.

With most of Devon’s schools back, pupils and their families will be familiarising themselves with new routines.

Secondary schools and colleges are asking pupils to take two in-school assisted lateral flow tests, days apart...

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40,000 students to study across the globe as part of new Turing Scheme

Government announces 40,000 students and pupils are set to study and work abroad under new student exchange programme, spanning 150 countries.

From: Department for Education

Published 4 August 2021

40,000 students will be able to study and work abroad thanks to the government’s new Turing Scheme , with universities and schools due to be told this week that their...