£16 million to support young people with a social worker

Children with a social worker in England will benefit from further dedicated support in school and at college to help level up their outcomes in education.

Over a quarter of schools are above WHO air pollution limits

New research released on Clean Air Day has found that 27 per cent of UK schools are in areas above WHO air pollution limits.

Ministers knew early years was underfunded

The rates paid to local authorities for the ‘free childcare’ offer are just two-thirds of what the government itself estimated would be needed.

£3.4 million to expand The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

New Department for Education investment will support pupils in deprived schools in England to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Extra support to tackle sexual abuse in schools and colleges

Teachers and school leaders will be better supported to recognise sexual harassment and abuse and teach confidently about issues of consent.

More than 110 new Youth Hubs offer job help

Young people across all corners of Great Britain are now benefitting from new specialist employment support and advice from local Youth Hubs.

90,000 to benefit from free school meals in Scotland

More than 90,000 primary school pupils in Scotland will be entitled to new free school meal support in term time.

Labour publishes new education plan for post-Covid period

Labour has proposed a programme for all children to ‘play, learn and develop’ as the post-Covid catch up continues.

Government announces £1 billion expansion of tutoring

Children and young people across England will be offered up to 100 million hours of free tuition to help them catch up on learning lost during the pandemic.

DfE unprepared for challenges of pandemic

MPs have claimed that the Department for Education had ‘no plan’ and was ‘unprepared’ for the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Physical activity may help to close gap in school attainment

Guaranteeing every child the opportunity to participate in certain types of physical activity could support their academic attainment.

New funding has been introduced for councils to extend support to care leavers, worth £51 million.

New investment to inspire children to walk to school

A green initiative aimed at encouraging hundreds of thousands of children to walk to school has received £2.1 million in government support.

£118m for disadvantaged pupils could be lost from school budgets

£118 million for disadvantaged pupils could be lost from school budgets this year due to a change in how Pupil Premium funding is calculated.

Calls for early years to be at heart of education recovery plan

The majority of parents of pre-school children are worried about the impact on their child’s overall development or well-being during the pandemic.

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