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GAD highlights ‘decarbonising the school estate’ case study

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Insurance specialists at the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) have highlighted how they worked with the government to support schools in England to reduce their carbon footprints. Background The Risk Protection…

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Colleges in England receive £400m upgrade boost

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Sixty-two further education colleges in England are to benefit from a share of more than £400 million to upgrade buildings and transform campuses. The colleges will be the latest to…

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High speed broadband promised for all schools

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Every school across the country will be able to access high speed internet by 2025, the government has confirmed. Speaking at the Bett Show in London, the Education Secretary set…

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National Apprenticeship Week 2022 kicks off

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The ‘Build the Future’ theme returns for its second year, with over 1,200 events taking place across England to showcase the benefits of apprenticeships. The week aims to celebrate and promote…

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More financial support confirmed for schools post-Plan B

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New multi-million-pound funding from NHS England will enable all schools to fully support the in-school vaccination programme, and air cleaning units will be provided in all classrooms and teaching spaces…

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1,000 UK schools now connected to full fibre broadband

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Children in more than a thousand schools are now enjoying next-generation internet speeds, the Department for Education has said. Full fibre networks are now supplying lightning-fast gigabit broadband to 1,084…

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Schools rebuilding initiative breaks ground

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Workers have broken ground on one of the first 100 schools to be rebuilt under the government’s ten-year School Rebuilding Programme, which aims to carry out out major rebuilding and refurbishment…

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Targeted teacher training announced for early language and numeracy

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Thousands of pre-school children will benefit from improved language, numeracy and personal, social and emotional skills, thanks to a programme of high-quality training and professional development support for early years…

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Schools to play key role in ‘landmark’ autism strategy

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Improving the lives of autistic people is the focus of a new multi-million pound strategy launched by the government, backed by £75m investment in its first year, with increased awareness…

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Government’s Innovation Strategy welcomed by NCUB

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New plans to boost private sector investment to put the UK at the front of the global innovation race have been welcomed by various education bodies, including the National Centre…

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