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A letter to secondary school and college parents in England on continuing regular Covid-19 testing from Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education 

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Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has today written to secondary school and college parents and guardians in England to talk about the importance of regular testing when it comes to keeping covid out of the classroom. 

Exam Appeals: What can I do if I think my grade is wrong? How do I appeal? What will happen if I appeal? Your questions answered

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Earlier this year, the government announced that students will not take formal GCSE, AS and A level exams this summer and will instead be awarded grades determined by their teachers' judgements, based on a range of evidence like mock exams, …

Coronavirus testing - how schools and colleges are encouraging participation

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We are collecting and sharing examples of initiatives and strategies that have worked well for schools and colleges in delivering testing and driving up participation. We understand that the way schools and colleges operate vary significantly. This may mean that …

How children and young people are kept safe in schools and colleges – and how we’re making them even safer

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Schools and colleges play an essential role in building a safer society by educating young people about key issues like sexual violence and harassment but at the same time they must be safe places where young people are protected as …

The removal of Letters and Sounds 2007 from the Department’s list of validated phonics programmes – teachers’ questions answered

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The way in which phonics is taught in schools has evolved significantly in the last 10 years. A key upcoming change in recognition of that evolution is the removal of the widely used 2007 Letters and Sounds handbook from gov.uk …

A clinically vulnerable mum discusses how she overcame her anxieties about her children returning to school

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For most parents the return of more children to schools earlier this month was a relief. But for those who were clinically extremely vulnerable it will have come with added anxieties. Hannah Paradis is a teaching assistant from Cambridgeshire who suffers …

Who can go back to university and when? What support is available? Students’ questions answered

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From 8 March universities can start to resume in-person teaching for students on practical courses and those who need access to facilities and equipment on campus. This process will be decided on by universities, but is likely to be staggered, …