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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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More than half a million children benefitted from healthy food and activities during summer

Over 600,000 children attended free, government-funded Holiday Activities and Food clubs this summer, including over 495,000 eligible for free school meals

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

Hundreds of thousands of children from low-income families are benefitting from healthy food and extra-curricular activities, through programmes helping to level up...

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School funding boosted by £4bn to level up education for young people

Every pupil across England will see an increase in funding, as school budgets are set to get an additional £4bn next year.

From: Department for Education and Robin Walker MP

Published 16 December 2021

Children and young people across the country will benefit from an additional £4bn rise in funding for schools next year to help improve education and level up opportunity for...

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Government action following murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

The government has launched a national review and local inspection following the murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.

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

Published - 5 December 2021

Last updated - 13 December 2021 — See all updates

A major review into the circumstances leading up to murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes has been launched by the...

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Government action following murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

The Government has launched a national review and local inspection following the murder of Arthur Laninjo-Hughes

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

Published 5 December 2021

A major review into the circumstances leading up to murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes has been launched by the Government to determine what improvements are needed by the...

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Plan to help families access Child Trust Funds

Proposed new scheme to help families access funds belonging to loved ones who lack mental capacity without need to go to court.

From: Ministry of Justice and The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP

  • vital safeguards to be maintained to keep vulnerable individuals safe
  • consultation to gather evidence before decisions are made

Families seeking access to small funds...

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Contingency plans confirmed for GCSEs, AS and A levels

The government and Ofqual have confirmed contingency plans in the event that exams planned next summer are unable to take place.

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

Published 11 November 2021

The Department for Education and Ofqual have today (11 November) confirmed contingency plans to support students in the unlikely event that exams...

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Government launches £500m support for vulnerable households over winter

Vulnerable households across the country will be able to access a new £500m support fund to help them with essentials over the coming months as the country continues its recovery from the pandemic.

From: Department for Work and Pensions , The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP , and The Rt Hon Thérèse Coffey MP

  • £500m support available to help those most in need as we enter the final stages
  • ...
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Working Tax Credit customers must report changes to working hours

HMRC is urging Working Tax Credit customers to check if they need to update their working hours if these have reduced as a result of coronavirus.

From: HM Revenue & Customs

During the pandemic, Working Tax Credit customers have not needed to tell HMRC about temporary short-term reductions in their working hours as a result of coronavirus - for example if they were working fewer...

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Less than one week left to renew for tax credits customers

Tax credits customers have until 31 July to renew their tax credits claim or risk their payments being stopped.

From: HM Revenue & Customs

More than 300,000 tax credits customers have just under one week to renew their claims before the 31 July 2021 deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned.

As the deadline approaches, customers are being urged...

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