The Government has announced the next phase of the £16.4m Mandarin Excellence Programme, and the fourth year of the £4.8 million modern foreign languages pilot, which supports schools to teach French, German and Spanish up to GCSE.
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has urged the government to renew efforts to get people exercising, after indications that the pandemic has caused weight gain and a fall in activity levels in children.
Three quarters of eligible secondary schools have signed up to host a summer school over the holidays, which offer academic and extra-curricular activities to help children catch up from lost school time.
Crescent Purchasing Consortium's Utilities and Supplies Framework is now recommended by the DfE. The framework provider, Dukefield Energy, undertakes all the work involved in Utilities contracting on behalf of education institutions.