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Panel of experts to shape future of music education

A new National Plan for Music Education will be published next year.

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

A team of experts has been assembled to help shape the future of music education so that all pupils have the opportunity to sing, and be taught a musical instrument and make music with others, the government has announced...

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40,000 students to study across the globe as part of new Turing Scheme

Government announces 40,000 students and pupils are set to study and work abroad under new student exchange programme, spanning 150 countries.

From: Department for Education

Published 4 August 2021

40,000 students will be able to study and work abroad thanks to the government’s new Turing Scheme , with universities and schools due to be told this week that their...

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Thousands more students to learn ancient and modern languages

£4 million new scheme to give opportunity for all to study Latin

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

More students across the country will have the opportunity to learn Latin through a new £4 million programme, announced by the Education Secretary today (Saturday 31 July).

The Latin Excellence Programme will aim to level up...

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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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Thousands more children to benefit from free breakfast clubs

National School Breakfast Programme to support children in disadvantaged areas over next two years

From: Department for Education and Vicky Ford MP

Thousands of children in disadvantaged areas in England will be offered nutritious breakfasts in the next two academic years, to better support their attainment, wellbeing and readiness to learn.

A healthy...

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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...

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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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New support for teachers to help pupils manage emotions and have their voices heard when parents separate

Experts have designed new lesson plans to help pupils manage the emotions they may feel when parents separate and ensure their voices are heard during this difficult time.

The new resources, ‘The Rights Idea?’ are designed to help schools sensitively tackle parental separation as part of the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum. They have been produced by Professor. Anne Barlow and Dr Jan...

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Countdown to kick off: Sports Direct and Nike get kids back into sport with nation’s biggest kickabout 

  • New research suggests more than half (52%) of parents are struggling to get children back into physical exercise, despite restrictions lifting and sport restarting
  • The majority (61%) admit their children can easily go days without physical activity
  • To get kids back on their feet, Sports Direct and Nike launch Monster Kickabout - an action packed football
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Your chance to thank an inspirational educator or school on billboards across the UK

People across the nation are being asked to send in messages to thank schools and members of the education community that have supported them during the pandemic. These messages will then be placed on billboards across the UK, to show appreciation and raise awareness of everything educators have done to help others.

Through repeated lockdowns and with remote teaching and social...