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News and communications

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Department for Education (DfE)

  1. Direction issued to the Chief Regulator of Ofqual

    A direction from Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education, to Sally Collier, Chief Regulator of Ofqual, about calculating summer 2020 grades in lieu of exam results.

  2. Voucher scheme launches for schools providing free school meals

    Weekly shopping vouchers worth £15 to spend at supermarkets while schools are closed due to coronavirus

  3. School governance update

    Important news and communications from the Department for Education (DfE) relating to governance in maintained schools and academy trusts in England.

  4. Universities told not to alter applicants’ offers

    Universities Minister Michelle Donelan is asking higher education providers not to change their offers to students for two weeks to maintain stability.

  5. Isolation guidance for residential educational settings

    The Government has issued guidance to confirm which residential settings they consider a household and how to manage isolation

  6. Further details on exams and grades announced

    Further details on arrangements for exams which have been cancelled to fight spread of coronavirus

  7. Plans set out to support pupils eligible for free school meals

    Children eligible for free school meals will be offered meals or vouchers as an alternative if they can no longer attend school due to coronavirus measures

  8. Schools, colleges and early years settings to close

    Schools will close from Monday, except for children of key workers and vulnerable children

  9. Free childcare offers to continue during coronavirus closures

    The Government will continue to pay funding to local authorities for the free entitlements for two, three and four-year-olds

  10. Routine Ofsted inspections suspended in response to coronavirus

    Latest measures set out in the Government's coronavirus response

  11. Education Secretary speech at ASCL's Annual Conference

    Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson speaks at ASCL's Annual Conference 2020

  12. Government advises schools and colleges to cancel overseas trips

    Schools and colleges are being advised against all overseas trips for children under 18 until further notice.

  13. Multi-million government investment in the future of UK science

    The next generation of world-leading scientists across the UK will benefit from a multi-million-pound government package of investment.

  14. £1 million for innovative student mental health projects

    Funding will target students who might be at greater risk of mental ill health or face barriers to getting support.

  15. Minded to terminate letter to Bilton School

    Minded to terminate letter issued by the Department for Education (DfE) to the Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust in respect of Bilton School.

  16. Graduates enjoy £100k earnings bonus over lifetime

    New research shows majority of graduates are better off for going to university and empowers students to make informed career choices.

  17. Education Secretary: We're going on a discipline drive in schools

    Gavin Williamson has written about our £10 million programme to curb unruly behaviour and prevent disruption in the classroom

  18. Experts to help tackle poor behaviour in schools

    Schools with poor discipline to get expert help from those with exemplary behaviour practices to prevent disruption in the classroom

  19. Sompting Abbotts School: warning notice

    A notice to Sompting Abbotts School from the Department for Education.

  20. Our Place: warning notice

    A notice to Our Place from the Department for Education.