education

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Proposals set out for exams and assessments in 2022

Exams expected to take place next year as Government and Ofqual launch consultations on arrangements to mitigate disruption to education.

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

Exams next year are set to recognise and mitigate the disruption to students’ education, under proposals on arrangements for 2022...

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Higher GCSE grades linked to lifetime earnings boost

New research shows the link between GCSE attainment and earnings over a person's lifetime.

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

Those who perform just one GCSE grade better than their counterparts across nine subjects have been shown to earn on average over £200,000 more throughout their lives.

For the first time ever, statisticians...

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£10 million scheme to help pupils boost core skills

Programmes targeted at pupils starting primary and secondary school, who will take part in focused English and maths catch-up sessions

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

Pupils in participating schools are set to benefit from more support in maths and English, as part of a £10 million scheme announced on Friday.

Specialist training...

Twinkl encourages region to get reading with huge book giveaway for Euro 2020 final

Twinkl encourages region to get reading with huge book giveaway for Euro 2020 final

Online publisher encourages region to get reading with huge book giveaway for Euro 2020 final

Twinkl Educational Publishing has launched a scheme ahead of the Euro 2020 final to encourage children in the UK to get hooked on reading, as well as the football.

The publisher is asking the public to predict the result of the final match on Sunday in order to win a free printed...

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School funding to be made fairer and clearer

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

Published 8 July 2021

School funding will be made simpler, fairer and more transparent as the Government levels up education across the country.

At the moment, the Government provides funding for schools according to a formula that takes account of factors including the needs of individual pupils...

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Over 70% of 5-11 year olds would rather speak to friends online than in person, says new report highlighting the real feelings of children online

Just 23% of young people aged 5-11 prefer speaking to their friends in person rather than online, recent research has shown.

The results come from anonymous data from over 15,000 pupils across 2,500 schools about their online habits and how they feel about the internet and social media.

In the most shocking statistic, when asked what they believe to be the best way to chat...

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Nearly 9 out of 10 parents say their child’s school handled COVID-19 well

A large majority of parents (87%) think that their child’s school has handled the pandemic well, according to Ofsted’s annual Parents Survey for 2021, published today.

From:

Ofsted

Published

20 May 2021

This year’s survey asked a set of questions about the impact of COVID-19, and also found that 7 in 10 parents had received guidance or...

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More support for local areas to drive up school standards

More support for local areas to drive up school standards

  • £10 million for intensive support in four areas of the country to increase proportion of pupils in Good or Outstanding schools
  • Trust Capacity Fund opens for applications to create more strong multi-academy trusts
  • New church-led multi academy trusts to help more Catholic and Church of England schools
  • ...
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Boosting wellbeing with a Wave of Thanks for the teaching community

The educational publisher Twinkl has teamed up with the charity Mind and public sector buying organisation YPO to recognise the tireless work of educators and schools throughout the pandemic.

The Wave of Thanks campaign, launched this week, invites and encourages people globally to send in messages of thanks, and to share stories of educators who have supported them or their loved...

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Letter finding activity for kids

I love having a few worksheet type activities pre prepared for rainy days, or if I need a quick go-to activity. This letter finding activity is one of those kinds of activity and my children always really enjoy it. For my 6 year old it is an activity he is really confident with and it gives him a quick feeling of being able to achieve something. My 4 year old is learning all about her letters...

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