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Johnson defends ‘heroic’ Williamson as reshuffle rumours swirl

Boris Johnson has defended Gavin Williamson for doing a “heroic job” in “difficult circumstances”, amid rumours he could be...

Freddie Whittaker
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Revealed: the 21 areas set for £15m AP taskforces to prevent crime

The government has confirmed the 21 areas set to receive funding under a scheme to prevent vulnerable pupils in...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Boris Johnson told officials not to make school lockdown contingency plans, new report claims

Prime minister Boris Johnson told officials not to make contingency plans for schools last year in the event of...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Johnson claims catch-up tsar’s evidence for a longer school day ‘not as good as it could have been’

Evidence put forward as part of proposals to extend the school day “was not as good as it could...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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PM incorrectly claims 6 million pupils will benefit from tutoring

The prime minister has incorrectly claimed in Parliament that six million pupils will benefit from the government’s tutoring reforms....

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE’s £1.4bn education recovery plan: what you need to know

The government has announced the first set of measures under its long-awaited education recovery plan today – but schools...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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£10m ‘levelling up’ support will come from existing DfE budgets

None of the £10 million pledged today to improve the quality of teaching in four areas of England is...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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PM announces £18m opportunity areas expansion, and £10m to boost quality of teaching

An £18 million extension of the opportunity areas programme and £10 million to improve teaching quality in four other...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Johnson: Parents should ‘absolutely’ send their children to open primary schools

Parents should “absolutely” send their children in to primary schools in areas where they’re open next week, the prime...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker