£483 million to boost and improve school buildings

Pupils are set to benefit from improved school facilities, thanks to almost half a billion pounds being invested in school buildings this year.

MPs have claimed that white working-class pupils have been badly let down by decades of neglect and muddled policy thinking.

Government failing on ‘tutoring revolution’ promise

Labour has accused the government of already failing to live-up to their promise of a ‘tutoring revolution’ for UK pupils.

Library investment key to helping children catch up

The LGA has claimed that investing in libraries is key to driving the national recovery from coronavirus and enabling children to catch up on lost learning.

£16 million to support young people with a social worker

Children with a social worker in England will benefit from further dedicated support in school and at college to help level up their outcomes in education.

Over a quarter of schools are above WHO air pollution limits

New research released on Clean Air Day has found that 27 per cent of UK schools are in areas above WHO air pollution limits.

Ministers knew early years was underfunded

The rates paid to local authorities for the ‘free childcare’ offer are just two-thirds of what the government itself estimated would be needed.

£3.4 million to expand The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

New Department for Education investment will support pupils in deprived schools in England to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Extra support to tackle sexual abuse in schools and colleges

Teachers and school leaders will be better supported to recognise sexual harassment and abuse and teach confidently about issues of consent.

More than 110 new Youth Hubs offer job help

Young people across all corners of Great Britain are now benefitting from new specialist employment support and advice from local Youth Hubs.

90,000 to benefit from free school meals in Scotland

More than 90,000 primary school pupils in Scotland will be entitled to new free school meal support in term time.

Labour publishes new education plan for post-Covid period

Labour has proposed a programme for all children to ‘play, learn and develop’ as the post-Covid catch up continues.

Government announces £1 billion expansion of tutoring

Children and young people across England will be offered up to 100 million hours of free tuition to help them catch up on learning lost during the pandemic.

DfE unprepared for challenges of pandemic

MPs have claimed that the Department for Education had ‘no plan’ and was ‘unprepared’ for the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Physical activity may help to close gap in school attainment

Guaranteeing every child the opportunity to participate in certain types of physical activity could support their academic attainment.

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