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How we plan to improve school attendance following the COVID-19 pandemic

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Face-to-face education is important in helping pupils to fulfil their potential. During school time we believe pupils should be in class with their teachers and peers and enjoying all the benefits that brings. School attendance has obviously been affected by …

How we are providing more support for schools and students as plan B Covid measures come to an end

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Last week, the Prime Minister announced the end of plan B Covid measures. To support schools as the measures come to an end, we have announced new funding for schools to help ensure our schools remain safe. These measures – …

Everything you need to know about how we're helping young people and adults get the skills they need to succeed

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Skills are at the very heart of our plans to make sure we can not only recover from the pandemic, but we can thrive – giving people from every part of the country the opportunity to get a good, well-paid …

Why it’s important for eligible parents and families of primary age pupils to Get Boosted Now 

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Protecting face to face education and minimising disruption in schools due to COVID-19 and its variants is our number one priority. The single most effective measure we have to minimise the spread of the virus and therefore the disruption it …

Face masks in classrooms will no longer be required from 20 January and in communal areas from 27 January - what you need to know

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EDIT: This post was updated in July 2022 to ensure it reflects up-to-date guidance and information  Since January, we have advised that face coverings in classrooms in schools and colleges are no longer required, and face coverings in communal areas are likewise …

How we are calling on universities to end the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) to silence abuse victims

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Victims of sexual harassment in universities should never be silenced by Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), under a new pledge announced today backed by the government, universities, and campaigners. Here’s everything you need to know about our announcement on NDAs.