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Last week, schools across the country broke up for summer. So, you might think it’s a bit premature to start thinking about the new academic year in September already.

However, everyone knows shopping for back to school items can be a chore - and if you want to save yourself a headache in late August then getting your essentials early is the way to go.

And with the cost of...

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Every school will have a life-saving defibrillator by 22/23

Schools without a defibrillator to be provided one by government by the end of 22/23 academic year, building on curriculum teaching first aid and CPR

State-funded schools across England will receive defibrillators under new government plans to make sure there is a device in every school, boosting their numbers in communities across the country.

Defibrillators have the potential to...

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Win a Zoom chat for your class with Zanib Mian, best-selling author of Planet Omar, plus lots of amazing books for yourself and your school, just by writing a book review in the summer holidays!

Open to all UK primary school pupils the Schoolreaders Summertime Book Review competition is so easy to enter. All you need to do is submit a review of your favourite book (up to 600 words)....

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Intervention to improve underperforming schools to begin from September 2022

Strong multi-academy trusts to be found to help rapidly improve schools with consecutive Ofsted ratings below Good

Underperforming schools will be the focus of new government powers to raise standards of education for young people locally.

The new powers will mean schools with two or more consecutive Ofsted ratings below ‘Good’ may be matched with a strong multi-academy trust, to...

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Review launches to future proof role of academy trusts

Will look at how government supports growth of trust sector, helping trusts improve schools

The Department for Education has today, Wednesday 29 June, launched a review of how it works with academy trusts, helping make sure the children in schools within trusts get the right support to fulfil their potential.

The review will look at the standards trusts are held to, and the...

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Thousands more school and sixth form places to be created

Up to 75 new free schools including sixth forms, specialist and alternative provision settings will offer tailored support, levelling up opportunities for all.

Thousands of new school places will be created for children in England, including for those who are living in disadvantaged areas, have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), or require alternative provision....

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Sport and music education championed with new investment

New sport and music opportunities announced to better support children’s development

Children across the country to be supported to find and develop their passions through increased opportunities to study music, learn instruments, and take up sports and activities thanks to a multi-million-pound investment into sports and music education.

The announcement made by the government today...

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Education recovery funding doubles for secondary schools

Funding for the Government’s flagship education recovery programme to double for secondary schools next year, supporting pupils to catch up on lost learning

Children across the country will be supported to reach their full potential as funding to support children’s education recovery will be doubled in secondary schools from next year.

Children and young people faced unique...

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Next steps towards a stronger school system with all schools in strong trusts

Strategic delivery plans to be developed for each local area and region, starting with Education Investment Areas

Detailed plans for moving all schools into strong academy trusts have been published today (Wednesday 25 May), kickstarting work towards the goal set out in the Schools White Paper for every school to be in, or in the process of joining, a trust by 2030.

The focus on...

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Teacher bonuses and funding for schools to level up education

STEM teachers in disadvantaged schools to receive £3,000 tax-free payments per year over next three years along with new funding to improve school buildings.

Pupils in the most disadvantaged schools will benefit from high-quality, specialised science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching following a £60 million investment to attract and retain the top teaching talent....