education

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Back to school campaign launches

Children and young people are set to return to early years, schools and colleges over the next few weeks

From: Department for Education , Department of Health and Social Care , UK Health Security Agency , The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP , and The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP

Today (Thursday 26 August) the government launches its back to school and college campaign to set out the...

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All schools to receive carbon dioxide monitors

Education settings will be provided with carbon dioxide monitors from September, backed by £25 million in government funding

From: Department for Education , The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP , and The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP

CO2 monitors will be provided to all state-funded education settings from September, so staff can quickly identify where ventilation needs to be...

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Deadline looms for parents to update Child Benefit for 16 year olds

Families with children staying in full-time non-advanced education or approved training post 16 must inform HMRC by 31 August to receive Child Benefit.

From: HM Revenue & Customs

Published 18 August 2021

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding parents and carers they have until 31 August 2021 to confirm whether their teenagers are staying in full-time...

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Education Secretary congratulates students on A level results day

Students collecting their AS, A level and vocational and technical qualifications results are celebrated for their achievements.

From: Department for Education , Michelle Donelan MP , and The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP

Students have been praised by the Education Secretary for their resilience and hard work as hundreds of thousands prepare to collect A level results,...

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Panel of experts to shape future of music education

A new National Plan for Music Education will be published next year.

From: Department for Education , The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP , and Caroline Dinenage MP

A team of experts has been assembled to help shape the future of music education so that all pupils have the opportunity to sing, and be taught a musical instrument and make music with others, the government has announced...

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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...

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Grading gaps in summer 2020

Ofqual has published 2 research reports that look at centre assessment grades.

From: Ofqual

Students from poorer families were treated fairly when grades were awarded last year, a new Ofqual report has found.

‘ Grading gaps in summer 2020: who was affected by differences between Centre Assessment Grades and calculated grades? ’ looks at the way students received...

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Majority of schools sign up to boost education over the summer

Nearly three quarters of eligible mainstream secondary schools across England to host a summer school

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP

An overwhelming majority of eligible secondary schools in England have signed up to host a summer school over the holidays, offering a mixture of academic and extra-curricular activities to boost catch up for...

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PM urges leaders to prevent Covid-19 ‘legacy of wasted talent’ at Global Education Summit

The Prime Minister will call on world leaders to invest in children’s education at the Global Education Summit in London.

From: Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street and The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP

  • Prime Minister to urge world leaders to make a ‘transformative’ investment in children at the Global Education Summit in London
  • Summit will bring
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Second round of Prime Minister’s school rebuilding programme launched

50 new schools will be able to build new and improved facilities as part of major government programme

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP

Published 19 July 2021

Thousands more pupils are set to benefit from new, modern, energy efficient school buildings as a further 50 schools are confirmed for the Prime...

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