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International Women in Engineering Day 2023: How you can join the next generation of engineers

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International Women in Engineering Day celebrates the contributions of women in the field of engineering and science, and the impact their work has on shaping the world. With so many women breaking down barriers, it’s time to inspire the next …

SATs English reading test: Were the year 6 tests more difficult in 2023 than previous years?

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Every year 6 pupil takes key stage 2 (KS2) national curriculum tests, known as SATs, to measure school performance and to make sure individual pupils have the support that they need when they move into secondary school. This year, the …

National Numeracy Day 2023: What we’re doing to support children, young people and adults with maths

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Studying maths provides people with the life skills they need to thrive, from managing personal finances to boosting their career prospects. Adults with good numeracy skills are also more likely to be employed and earn higher wages. Despite this, more …

Foster care fortnight 2023: 5 reasons why you should consider becoming a foster carer

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Foster carers support thousands of children around the country, providing them with a stable and loving home in times of need. While becoming a foster carer is a big decision which requires dedication and commitment, it can be a hugely …

Storm Henk flooding: Do schools close because of bad weather? Everything parents need to know

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Schools will make every effort to stay open in adverse weather conditions, including storms, snow and heatwaves. However, the safety of pupils and teachers is a top priority. On rare occasions schools do sometimes need to close or operate at …