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25 February 2021 — Press release
New £700 million plan laid out to help young people in England catch up on lost learning due to the pandemic
22 February 2021 — Press release
Schools and colleges to reopen to all pupils from 8 March with asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in place
5 March 2021 — Collection
What school leaders, teachers and school staff need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
6 February 2021 — Open consultation
We are seeking views on proposals for a new international teaching qualification.
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Simple and fun activities to try with kids, from newborn to 5.
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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 18 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.Helpline opening hoursMonday 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.
Contact Form: General enquiries
0370 000 2288
Fax (this service will be deactivated on 31 March 2021)
0161 600 1332
The national helpline is open between Monday and Friday, 9am to 5pm, although you 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.
Contact Form: Preventing extremism in schools and children's services
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.Open Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm (excluding bank holidays).
020 7783 8300
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