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The new Omicron COVID-19 variant is spreading fast. Anyone who is unvaccinated or who hasn’t had their booster is at even greater risk from COVID-19 and more serious illness.
17 December 2021 — Press release
The government has launched a national review and local inspection following the murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.
1 December 2021 — Press release
The government has confirmed reforms for initial teacher training to ensure all children and young people receive an excellent education.
9 December 2021 — Collection
What school leaders, teachers and school staff need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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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 times:Monday 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
Opening times:Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm, (excluding bank holidays)You may get a quicker answer by calling between 9.30am 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 education settings
020 7340 7264
Opening timesMonday to Friday from 11am to 3pm (excluding bank holidays)You can report concerns about extremism related to education settings in England, including allegations about institutions, staff and external people or organisations trying to influence settings.
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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