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Public Health Devon advice to parents of school-age pupils 

With children and young people back in the classroom, and more mixing now possible with a change to the guidance around things like bubbles, we're seeing a rise in coronavirus cases among the school-age population, and it's likely that this will continue.

In almost all of the cases the young person has shown no sign of having the virus, or only very mild symptoms.

It's important that...

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Adaptations in 2022 summer exams to ensure fairness for students

Students will sit GCSE, A and AS level exams next year with adaptations to recognise the disruption to their education.

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

GCSE, AS and A level exams in England next summer will be adapted to maximise fairness and help students reach their potential.

Following a public consultation, the government and...

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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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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...