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"I have a vision of an education system in which every child has the chance to make the most of their abilities and become the best version of themselves"

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has set out his vision to build an education system that gives every child, regardless of their background, the best start in life. Here, he sets out in detail how his own experiences will help him …

Isolation rules have changed – what does this mean for families and schools?

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This article contains out of date information about Covid-19 in schools. We no longer recommend routine testing. Please visit this link for up-to-date information. On Thursday 13 January the Health Secretary announced changes to isolation rules for people who have …

What we’re doing to keep vulnerable children safe and what to do if you have concerns about a child’s welfare

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The death or serious harm of any child is a tragedy and recent cases such as those of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson have shocked and appalled the nation. It is imperative in all these circumstances that we find out …

What international university students should know before travelling to England

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As many international students may be considering travelling back to England to their university or other higher education provider over the next few weeks, we have been working closely with the higher education sector to ensure that they are supported.

Ventilating classrooms to reduce the spread of Covid 19 doesn’t mean pupils need to be cold – here’s why

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Good ventilation prevents the virus hanging in the air and infecting people. Many areas of schools are already well-ventilated with plenty of air movement but we want to help schools identify where and when ventilation can be improved.

How the National Tutoring Programme is helping young people catch up on education they missed because of Covid-19

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The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) is helping pupils across the country catch-up on missed time in school. It gives pupils access to one-to-one or small group teaching with specialist tutors. To date, over 300,000 tutoring courses began last term, on …

Universities Minister Michelle Donelan: What I wish I knew about uni before I started

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As universities reopen following the Christmas break, Universities Minister Michelle Donelan has been looking at the things she wishes she knew before she started university. She spoke about her thoughts with What I Wish I Knew About University. Here are …