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What you need to know about daily testing for COVID-19 contacts

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We have said that being in school and early years settings is vital for protecting young people’s education. We have set out the ways we are protecting education and regular testing is a key mitigation to ensure children do not …

What the new temporary COVID-19 measures mean for early year settings, out-of-school settings, schools, colleges and universities

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On Saturday 27 November, the Prime Minister announced new temporary measures to “buy more time” for our scientists to understand the situation.

COP 26: Everything you need to know about the department’s quest to put climate change at the heart of education

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We are putting climate change at the heart of education. As part of COP26, the 2021 United Nations climate change conference, the Education Secretary set out his vision to empower all young people in the importance of conserving and protecting …

"With your help, we are going to transform the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged": an open letter to education and care professionals from new Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi

Nadhim Zahawi, the new Secretary of State for Education, has written to all those working in education and care to introduce himself and thank them for all their work  To all those working in education and care, I am writing …

Parents, pupils, teachers and students. Find out what step 4 of the covid roadmap means for you.

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On 19 July the country is expected to move on to Step 4 of the Government’s roadmap and further restrictions will be lifted. As the Prime Minister set out, this means that from that point most of the restrictions we …

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 …