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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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Education Secretary calls for ex-teachers to return to classrooms

Omicron expected to cause increased staff absence levels in the spring term, with former teachers needed to expand supply staff across country.

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

Published 20 December 2021

The Government is asking former teachers who have the skills and time to return to the classroom to sign up from today.

The Omicron...

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Education Secretary launches new attendance alliance

Leading experts come together to supercharge efforts to improve school attendance

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

Last week The Education Secretary hosted the first meeting of leading experts working with children to improve school attendance.

All members of the new attendance alliance pledged to engage with their members,...

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Salary boosts for new maths, science and computing teachers

Salary boosts for new maths, physics, chemistry and computing teachers

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP

Teachers in the early years of their careers will be able to get a salary boost of up to £3,000 tax-free to teach maths, physics, chemistry and computing.

This will support recruitment and retention of specialist teachers in these subjects and...

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Major rebuilds begin at schools across England

Education Secretary ‘breaks ground’ at one of first schools to benefit from new 10-year School Rebuilding Programme

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

On 23rd September Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi, ‘broke ground’ on one of the first 100 schools to be rebuilt under the Prime Minister’s ten-year School Rebuilding Programme, as he joined workers, pupils...

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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...