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How we are improving our support for vulnerable children and families 

Children’s social care plays an invaluable role in supporting and protecting the most vulnerable children. Here’s what you need to know about our ambitious plans to reform support for children in care and the children’s social care system.  

How we are providing free holiday club places and healthy meals for children that need it most

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Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme

Evidence suggests that attending holiday clubs can have a positive impact on children’s learning, health and wellbeing. This is especially true of clubs that provide enrichment activities – these are activities that complement what children learn at school - as …

88% of schools now rated good or outstanding – and how we’re making sure Ofsted ratings are up to date

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New data shows that 88% of schools are now rated good or outstanding, up from 68% in 2010. Ofsted ratings are an important factor in helping parents understand the standards of schools in their areas – and we’re making changes …

How we are ensuring thousands of children receive a healthy, nutritious breakfast

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Starting the day with a healthy breakfast is important regardless of your age – but for children eating a nutritious meal before school it’s vital. Breakfast Clubs in schools make sure that children who attend them get a healthy breakfast …

How we are ensuring more children have access to high quality music education

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Music is an important part of education, and it has been proven that it plays a key role in children’s cognitive and social development. This is because it helps with the nurturing of language, motor skills, emotional intelligence, and collaboration …

How we are helping more students benefit from foreign language lessons

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Modern foreign languages like French, German and Spanish are really useful to know – not just for visiting counties that speak those languages, but employers increasingly see language skills as highly desirable. That’s why we are investing £14.9 million over the …