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99.9% of schools are open – how new safety measures will help them stay open to the end of term

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Attendance is a top priority for the government as we know that being in school is vital both for protecting young people’s education and for their mental health. The latest statistics show that 99.9% of schools remain open and our guidance …

What do children and young people learn in relationship, sex and health education

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We want to make sure that young people understand what healthy relationships look like and how to navigate their personal lives in a positive, safe and healthy way. That’s why we introduced the statutory relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) …

What the new temporary COVID-19 measures mean for early year settings, out-of-school settings, schools, colleges and universities

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On Saturday 27 November, the Prime Minister announced new temporary measures to “buy more time” for our scientists to understand the situation.

Can Christmas plays, nativities and other festive events in schools and nurseries go ahead this year?

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Christmas and nativity plays are one of our most cherished school traditions. Sadly last year many had to be cancelled but this year, as we are at a different stage of the pandemic and so many people are benefitting from …

New funding to combat bullying in education - Everything you need to know

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Bullying in any form is unacceptable and can have a devastating effect on children, young people and their families. That’s why, as anti-bullying week continues, we have confirmed funding for five leading organisations, worth over £1m in total, to support …