3 January 2019 — News story
Education Secretary stresses importance of basic life-saving skills and first aid – under plans for health education to become compulsory in all schools.
29 December 2018 — News story
‘Passport’ of activities launched to enrich children’s experiences and skills, backed by the Scouts, Girlguiding and National Trust.
27 December 2018 — News story
Schools are being urged to stop using single-use plastic items and consider environmentally-friendly alternatives.
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26 November 2018 — Open consultation
We are seeking views on proposals for the new school security guidance.
27 November 2018 — Open consultation
We’re seeking views on how funding from 2020 onwards will be distributed to providers for the delivery of T levels for 16 to 19 year olds.
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