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Covid put paid to transition days: here’s how you can help your child prepare for ‘big school’

How can you reassure a child about to start Reception or secondary school when, because of Covid disruption, they haven’t attended a normal transition day? Former teacher Emma Shingleton of education resource experts PlanBee has some great ideas for calming anxieties Moving up to ‘big school’ – whether Reception or secondary school - is daunting at the best of times (for parents as well as...

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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...