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National Eye Health Week: How might my child benefit from the ‘Glasses in Classes’ pilot?

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Good eyesight in children can have a huge effect on literacy and academic attainment. If a child cannot see the board properly or read their book it can affect their progress at school. Reading is key to unlocking the rest …

Removal of school ‘bubbles’ cuts disruption as more than 91% of pupils attend school

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Earlier this month, all pupils returned to schools following the summer holidays. Our latest attendance statistics help paint a picture of how Covid-19 is impacting schools, and we’ll continue to release attendance statistics throughout the year. 

"With your help, we are going to transform the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged": an open letter to education and care professionals from new Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi

Nadhim Zahawi, the new Secretary of State for Education, has written to all those working in education and care to introduce himself and thank them for all their work  To all those working in education and care, I am writing …

Pupils only need to isolate if they have symptoms of Covid-19 or if they test positive

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Pupils have returned to schools and colleges for the autumn term. There are fewer restrictions and pupils are now able to experience a fuller education experience. That means no more bubbles and no isolating unless pupils have symptoms or have tested positive for Covid-19. …

"I am truly grateful for all the outstanding work you have done": Education Secretary Gavin Williamson's letter to teachers as pupils go back to school

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Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has written to teachers, leaders and other school staff all over the country to thank them for all their efforts over the last 18 months and to look ahead to a new academic year that brings …

Back to School: Experts underline the importance of minimising disruption in schools

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Experts agree that it is important for young people go back to schools and colleges for a range of reasons and it remains crucial that they have as normal an experience as possible. The World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef …