Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet recently approved the Engagement and Progression Strategy which aims to reduce the number young people not in education, employment, or training (NEET).

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 Department for Education has launched the Latin Excellence Programme, which will give students across the country the opportunity to learn Latin.

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.

Union ASCL has written to Ofqual asking it to conduct a formal review of exam fees this summer and the discounts provided by the respective awarding organisations.

Twelve education organisations have written to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson urging him not to scrap the vast majority of applied general qualifications such as BTECs. 

Students from poorer families were treated fairly when grades were awarded last year, a new Ofqual report has found.

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.

Two charities have been awarded a grant of £1.7 million from the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund to create more wildlife habitats in the West Midlands and engage more children in the region with nature.

From September 2021, the Education and Skills Funding Agency is changing its approach to identifying and supporting colleges that may face challenges.

16-24 year olds in Scotland will benefit from £70 million investment from the Scottish Government to help them find a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training programme or volunteering.

Ofqual has been speaking to students that are preparing to receive grades next month about their concerns.