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Claims that having academy status makes schools less likely to be rated good or outstanding are misleading – here’s why

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  We’re aware of claims that suggest that schools with academy status are less likely to get good or outstanding Ofsted ratings than their council run counterparts. These claims are misleading – and here’s why.

Nadhim Zahawi: How the National Tutoring Programme is helping children all over the country catch up following the pandemic

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Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has written to parents to tell them about how the National Tutoring Programme is helping children all over the country catch up on learning missed during the pandemic.

The new Natural History GCSE and how we’re leading the way in climate and sustainability education – your questions answered

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Education is one of the key tools we have in the fight against climate change. That’s why we’re introducing a range of new measures that will mean young people are able to learn more about the natural world around them …

How we’ve improved choices for young people when they leave school

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We’ve long known that a one-size-fits all approach to education doesn’t work. That’s why we don’t accept that there should be a simple quota-based approach to how many people go down certain routes – like going to university for example …

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. Here is everything you need to know about the programme and how it could help you and your child during school holidays. What is the Holiday Activity …

Living with Covid: the end of routine testing in schools, colleges and childcare settings

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From 1 April, routine testing will no longer be expected in all education and children’s social care settings. This is part of the government’s plan to remove remaining restrictions on society while protecting the most vulnerable from COVID-19.

"I will continue to listen to young people and their parents so we can get this right": Children and families Minister Will Quince on support for pupils with dyslexia and other special educational needs

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Our ambition is for every child and young person, no matter what challenges they face, to have access to a world-class education that sets them up for life. It is therefore critical that children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities …