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Claims that having academy status makes schools less likely to be rated good or outstanding are misleading – here’s why

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  We’re aware of claims that suggest that schools with academy status are less likely to get good or outstanding Ofsted ratings than their council run counterparts. These claims are misleading – and here’s why.

How we’re helping people learn new skills regardless of their age through the Lifelong Loan Entitlement

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We want people to be able to learn, upskill and retrain over the course of their lifetime. That’s why we are introducing the Lifetime Loan Entitlement. It will provide learners with a loan entitlement to the equivalent of four years …

Nadhim Zahawi: How the National Tutoring Programme is helping children all over the country catch up following the pandemic

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Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has written to parents to tell them about how the National Tutoring Programme is helping children all over the country catch up on learning missed during the pandemic.

Essay mills are now illegal - Skills Minister calls on internet service platforms to crack down on advertising

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Skills Minister Alex Burghart has written to internet service platforms to make sure they know that essay mills - which facilitate cheating by helping academic writing, often by appearing to be legitimate - have been made illegal and to call …

The new Natural History GCSE and how we’re leading the way in climate and sustainability education – your questions answered

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Education is one of the key tools we have in the fight against climate change. That’s why we’re introducing a range of new measures that will mean young people are able to learn more about the natural world around them …

How we’ve improved choices for young people when they leave school

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We’ve long known that a one-size-fits all approach to education doesn’t work. That’s why we don’t accept that there should be a simple quota-based approach to how many people go down certain routes – like going to university for example …

Minimum eligibility requirements and student number controls – your university reform questions answered

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We want people to pursue the right path for them and receive a fair deal for their investment if they choose to go to university. Too often, students are taking on debt for courses that will not help them earn …

Childminders can continue to operate from home if someone in their house has tested positive for Covid

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From 17 March childminders can continue to operate at home if someone in a childminder’s household has tested positive or has COVID-19 symptoms. Here we answer some of the questions you might have about the changes in the guidance. I …