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1 April 2021 — Press release
Launch of free qualifications marks a major milestone in government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee
26 March 2021 — Press release
A new Model Music Curriculum has been published to support all children to have access to high-quality music education.
12 March 2021 — Press release
UK schools, colleges and universities can now apply for funding for opportunities targeted at disadvantaged students
5 March 2021 — Collection
What school leaders, teachers and school staff need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
20 April 2021 — Open consultation
We’re seeking views on our vision and operating framework for flexi-job apprenticeship schemes as a means to increase the use of apprenticeships in certain sectors and professions.
Apply for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare.
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The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England.
DfE is a ministerial department, supported by 17 agencies and public bodies.
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0800 046 8687
If you have a query about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to schools and other educational establishments, and children's social care, in England contact our helpline.Opening timesMonday to Friday from 8am to 6pmSaturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pmIf you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the helpline.
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0370 000 2288
Opening timesMonday to Friday, 9am to 5pmYou may get a quicker answer by calling between 9am and 10am, or between 4pm and 5pm.We are unable to respond promptly to letters sent in the post at the moment. Please use one of our other contact routes.
020 7340 7264
You can report concerns about extremism in schools and organisations that work with children, or where you think a child is at risk of extremism.Opening times Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm (excluding bank holidays)
0800 136 663
Dedicated helpline run by NSPCC for children and young people who have experienced abuse at school, and for worried adults and professionals that need support and guidance.Opening timesMonday to Friday from 8am to 10pmSaturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm
020 7783 8300
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