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Schools minister on opening schools and colleges to more pupils

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Today School Standards Minister Nick Gibb spoke in Parliament about opening schools to more pupils.  Throughout the pandemic the Government has been clear that education is a national priority. We had worked hard to keep all schools, colleges and universities …

Pausing daily contact testing and self-isolation of pupils and teachers: your questions answered

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Due to changing public health advice we are pausing the daily testing of pupils and school staff who have come into contact with positive cases in order to give time to evaluate whether this is an effective strategy in light …

Ofsted Chief Inspector – “We cannot furlough young people’s learning”

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Children’s education has consistently been a national priority, which is why we want classrooms to reopen wherever possible in the new term. It is widely acknowledged that education is the best place for children and young people.

Delayed return to school and contingency framework: Your questions answered

On 30 January, the Government responded to rapidly rising case rates due to the new, more transmissible variant of coronavirus by triggering the education contingency framework and pushing back the staggered return for secondary schools and colleges by one week. …

What the new national restrictions mean for education settings

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On Saturday the Prime Minister announced that, from today, the country will enter a new period of national restrictions until at least 2 December. Unlike the last national lockdown in the spring, this time schools, nurseries and other education settings …

Understanding the coronavirus helpline and online educational setting status form

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On Thursday we tweeted a response to a news article on our helpline. The coronavirus helpline offers schools, parents and pupils the chance to get the latest information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to schools and other educational establishments, …