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Pupil and teacher wellbeing gets £8m funding boost

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Schools and colleges will benefit from a multi-million training programme run by mental health experts, to help improve how they respond to the emotional impact of the coronavirus pandemic on…

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New special free schools to educate 3,000 pupils

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Up to 3,000 new school places are to be created for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), providing tailored support and specialist equipment. Staffed by specially trained teachers,…

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Online mental health resources made available for pupils and teachers

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New online resources designed by health and education experts will be provided to schools and colleges to boost mental health support for staff and pupils, the government has confirmed. Videos,…

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Government trumpets school places rise

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96,000 new school places were created across England last year, taking the total number of new school places created since 2010 to 921,000 The new report, the government says, indicates…

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Education products and services exports generate £1.9bn for UK economy

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Education generated almost £20bn for the UK in 2016 (the latest year for which data is available) through exports such as products & services, international students and English language training.…

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MPs call for academy school overhaul

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Parliament’s education committee has urged the Government to overhaul academy schools after many failed to deliver or collapse altogether, similar to the Wakefield City Academies Trust last year, which resulted…

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Government offers advice to suppliers on Carillion crash

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The Government has offered advice to suppliers and creditors affected by Carrilion’s liquidation last week. Troubled UK facilities management and construction giant Carillion owed almost £1.3bn to banks and the…

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Teacher unions push for 5% pay rise in budget

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Leaders throughout teachers unions have called on the Government to fund an immediate 5% pay rise in a bid to help retain teachers across the country and avoid a potential…

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DfE set to tackle failing independent schools

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The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that it’s looking to toughen its stance on  independent schools who repeatedly fail to hit standards. Speaking at the Westminster Education Forum event,…

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Two thirds of UK schools missing out on educational workshops

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Two thirds of UK schools are missing out on educational workshops, designed to provide pupils of all abilities with the skills they need to adopt a growth mindset. That’s according…

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