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Free school meals and other support for disadvantaged pupils - here's what you need to know

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Every child should have the same opportunities to meet their potential regardless of their background or where they’re from. That’s why we have additional support for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes providing free school meals, special support during school …

Inaccurate reports regarding Free School Meals over February half term

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We are aware of confusion caused by reports in the media about the provision of free school meals over half term. As was the case at Christmas, vulnerable families will continue to receive help with food and other essentials such …

Prime Minister announces that schools and colleges will return from 8 March at the earliest

In Parliament yesterday Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that schools will not return after February half term and that we hope it will be safe to commence the reopening of schools from Monday 8 March If we achieve our target …

Guidance on Free School Meals expectations while remote learning

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Last week, images and photos have circulated of lunch parcels delivered for children who are eligible for free school meals. Every child deserves quality nutrition, and the standard of these school meals shown on social media is not acceptable. We …

School breakfast programme and student loan repayments

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Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the Department’s announcement about expanding the National School Breakfast programme. The blog also looks at news coverage of changes to the student loan repayment system. Breakfast programme expansion On Saturday, 4 January, …

Supporting schools in behaviour management

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Continuing to improve behaviour in our schools is a key priority for this Government. Calm and safe school environments benefit all students, allowing them to concentrate fully on their studies. Just one instance of bad behaviour in a classroom can derail an entire lesson, holding back every other pupil in the room.