The Association of Directors of Children’s Services has published a new discussion paper on the impacts of Covid-19 on children, so that their experiences form a central part on national recovery planning.

The DfE has announced a new package of measures for higher technical education, following a review last year which revealed that such qualifications lead to highly skilled, well paid jobs.

A new survey from tutoring service MyTutor has revealed that over half of parents (53%) have seen their children lose motivation over the lockdown period.

A report by the National Literacy Trust and Puffin shows that during lockdown, children are reading more (35% rise) and enjoying reading more (28% rise)

The Children’s Right2Food Campaign is calling on the government to address child food insecurity, recommending that free school meals are expanded and the rate per child is increased.

Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson has announced the appointment of Dame Christine Ryan as next chair of Ofsted.

The Welsh Government has confirmed that schools will return to full capacity, with only limited social distancing within contact groups.

The Joint Council for Qualifications has confirmed that there will be a full series of GCE A, AS and GCSE exmas in all subjects available in autumn 2020.

Ofsted and CQC will work with local areas to understand the experiences of children and young people with SEND and their families during the pandemic, and to support local areas to prioritise and meet their needs

Barnardos is calling on the help of teachers to refer vulnerable children to the DfE's See, Hear, Respond service

Schools are eligible for a £1 billion government programme to make public buildings greener, with the aim of helping the UK achieve its net zero target.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced over £101 million to create more places on Level 2 and 3 courses so 18-19 year old school leavers can find work in high-demand sectors

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