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How we’re supporting families in need and keeping children safe

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This week, the results of a yearlong piece of work into children’s social care has been published. We are setting out initial new measures in response to recommendations set out in Josh MacAlister’s independent review of children’s social care, which …

How can I improve my maths skills? How the Multiply programme supports adult learners

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Having a good understanding of numbers is vital for everyday life, from working out a restaurant bill, managing personal finances, cooking, or helping children with their homework. This National Numeracy Day (18 May) we have launched a new online quiz …

Exam Season: All the resources you need including how we’re making exams fair after disruption, revision help, and what to do if you have Covid

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Exam season is upon us meaning up and down the country young people will be doing exams for their GCSEs, A levels, T Levels and other qualifications. We understand this can be a worrying time – especially for those students …

Claims that having academy status makes schools less likely to be rated good or outstanding are misleading – here’s why

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  We’re aware of claims that suggest that schools with academy status are less likely to get good or outstanding Ofsted ratings than their council run counterparts. These claims are misleading – and here’s why.

How we’re helping people learn new skills regardless of their age through the Lifelong Loan Entitlement

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We want people to be able to learn, upskill and retrain over the course of their lifetime. That’s why we are introducing the Lifetime Loan Entitlement. It will provide learners with a loan entitlement to the equivalent of four years …