More Time To Prepare for 2021 Exams

Students To Be Given More Time To Prepare for 2021 Exams

Students now have more time to prepare for 2021 exams next year, as most AS, A levels and GCSEs will be held 3 weeks later to help address the disruption caused by the pandemic. The Prime Minister and Education Secretary … Read More

Children's Wellbeing

Effect of Pandemic on Children’s Wellbeing Revealed in New Report

A new report published to mark World Mental Health Day today (Saturday 10 October) has provided an in-depth picture of the experiences of children and young people during the pandemic and how it affected children’s wellbeing. Some challenges were identified … Read More

New Remote Education

New Remote Education Support for Schools, Colleges and Teachers

Schools, colleges, teachers and pupils across England will benefit from new remote education support to help children learn at home if they have to self-isolate, the Education Secretary has announced. The new support includes an additional 100,000 laptops to be … Read More

National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day: Boosting Children’s Physical Activity in School

A new online platform featuring inspiring videos and resources for schools will launched this week mto ark National Fitness Day, helping pupils stay active and healthy during the school day. With 99.9% of state-funded schools open to pupils as of … Read More

99.9% of Schools Open for Start of Autumn Term

Figures published by the Department for Education show over 99 per cent of schools were open to some or all their pupils on Thursday 10 September, and 92 per cent were open to all their pupils. The majority of schools … Read More

Education Secretary Sets Out Aims for Higher Education

Speaking to Universities UK members Gavin Williamson told vice-chancellors about his aims for achieving excellence in higher education. The Department for Education published the speech which was delivered on the 10 September 2020 “Thank you for the opportunity to speak today … Read More

Pupils Start Returning to Schools in England

Pupils Start Returning to Schools in England.Hundreds of thousands of children and young people across England will reunite with their teachers and friends as schools and colleges start to open their gates from today (Tuesday 1 September). After months of … Read More

All Possible Measures to be Taken Before Schools and Colleges Close

The government has published detailed guidance for schools on contingency planning for areas with local lockdowns in place. The guidance sets out that all possible measures should be taken before any restrictions are imposed on schools to maintain consistent education … Read More

Susan Acland-Hood

Susan Acland-Hood Made Acting Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education

The Prime Minister has concluded that there is a need for fresh official leadership at the Department for Education. Jonathan Slater has therefore agreed that he will stand down on 1 September, in advance of the end of his tenure … Read More

Pupil and Teacher Wellbeing

£8m Programme to Boost Pupil and Teacher Wellbeing

Schools and colleges will benefit from a new multi-million training programme run by mental health experts, to help improve how they respond to the emotional impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their students and staff. Ahead of pupils returning to … Read More