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£17m school mental health support boost: what you need to know

The Department for Education has set out how it will spend over £17 million for mental health initiatives in...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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PFI Endgame: DfE steps in to ensure school handovers go to plan

The Department for Education has launched a new unit to help transfer the first private finance initiative (PFI) schools...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Death threats and protests: The schools facing ‘trial by social media’

School leaders’ safety is being “jeopardised” as online campaigns become “trial by social media”, with police now probing death...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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DfE still short of 1.3 million laptop target despite Gibb promise

The Department for Education had still not fulfilled its pledge to deliver 1.3 million free laptops to disadvantaged pupils...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Williamson plans £1.1m expansion of cadet units in schools

The education secretary Gavin Williamson wants to expand cadet units in schools, allocating £1.1 million in funding to increase...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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School attendance rates fall again as more pupils self-isolate

School attendance rates fell again last week as more pupils were forced to self-isolate due to potential Covid contact...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Free school meals: 300k more pupils became eligible in first 7 months of Covid

The number of children eligible for free school meals surged in the first seven months of the Covid-19 pandemic,...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Surge in ‘devastating’ ransomware attacks cripples schools

Schools were forced to delay pupils’ return to the classroom, suspend Covid testing and cancel parents evening after hackers...

James Carr
James Carr
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Councils in deficit told to find SEND savings in exchange for £100m bailouts

Five councils have been told to cut special needs and disabilities (SEND) spending and reform services in exchange for...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger