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How the National Tutoring Programme is helping young people catch up on education they missed because of Covid-19

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The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) is helping pupils across the country catch-up on missed time in school. It gives pupils access to one-to-one or small group teaching with specialist tutors. To date, over 300,000 tutoring courses began last term, on …

Everything you need to know about face coverings in schools and colleges – who must wear them, why they’re important and when will they stop having to wear them

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To maximise the number of children in school and college, the Government is temporarily recommending that face coverings are worn in classrooms and teaching spaces for pupils and students in year 7 or above, in light of the Omicron variant …

How good ventilation can help stop the spread of COVID-19 in schools and what we’re doing to help

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One of the key ways of helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including the Omicron variant, spreading in schools, colleges and early years settings is to make sure they are well ventilated. Here we look at why ventilation is …

How regular lateral flow tests, vaccinations and ventilation will help keep children in school: what the experts say

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We have been clear that closing schools to all but vulnerable children and children of key workers, as happened last January, is not something we will repeat. This is because the situation now is totally different to last year because …

What to expect when schools, colleges, universities and early years settings return after the Christmas break

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Schools, colleges, universities, and early years settings are getting ready to reopen after their Christmas breaks.

An open letter from Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi to education and childcare leaders

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Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has written an open letter to education and childcare leaders on the return to education settings in 2022 and what it will look like.

Teachers and parents: Get Boosted Now to be ready for the return to schools and colleges in January

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UK Health Security Agency data shows that within 14 days of a booster vaccination your protection against symptomatic infection from the Omicron variant of COVID-19 increases by as much as 70% With many schools going back after the Christmas holidays …

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 …