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What you need to know about the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme

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The Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF) has been supporting children and families in the school holidays since 2018 and was significantly expanded in light of the pandemic last year. Here is everything you need to know about the programme and how it could help you. 

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 …

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 families over the summer holidays

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There are more people in work than ever before and wages continue to outstrip inflation, but we recognise that some families need more support. That’s why we’re investing £9 million in free summer holiday clubs and continuing to spend £95 billion a year on working age welfare to support families.

GCSE computing, holiday clubs and free school meals

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teenagers working on computers, looking pleased with what they are doing

As the report notes, this government acknowledges the importance of computing – to create a workforce that has the knowledge and skills we need to drive the future productivity and economy of this country. That is why we made computing a compulsory part of the national curriculum.

Education in the Media: Wednesday 1 August 2018

Today’s Education in the media blog looks at the BBC’s piece on grammar schools, the National Education Union’s press release on holiday hunger, and responds to Robert Halfon’s latest comments on school exclusions.