The best interests of children and overall public health considerations must be central to decisions to reopen schools, the guidelines by UNESCO, UNICEF, WFP and World Bank say.

A virtual cyber security school has been launched to teach young people cyber security skills, such as how to crack codes, fix security flaws and dissect criminals’ digital trails

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has warned that predicted grading during the COVID-19 pandemic could mean that disadvantaged young people are subjected to conscious or unconscious bias.

Since the start of the coronavirus lockdown there has been an almost 20 per cent increase in calls to the NSPCC from adults concerned about child abuse.

Local authorities, working closely with their schools, will utilise the funding to provide digitally excluded learners with repurposed school devices and 4G MiFi connectivity

A group of Northern MPs have said that without the funding, the attainment gap, which affects Northern children even more than most, will get even bigger.

Gavin Williamson has given evidence to the Parliamentary education committee this morning on how schools can re-open after the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in school closures for the majority of pupils.

The government has confirmed that supply teachers can be furloughed for periods which include school holidays, provided they meet the eligibility criteria

The Education Minister will set out five guiding principles which will determine when and how schools will return to providing education for most school pupils

The LGA said difficulty in delivering support set out in Education, Health and Care (ECHP) plans has led to many councils finding themselves challenged by parents.

Speaking by video link to the Parliamentary education committee this morning, Ofsted's chief inspector Amanda Speilman said they would not be judging schools on how schools have responded to the coronavirus.

One in seven of all children in England have a social worker at some stage during their schooling and are behind educationally by at least 30% by the age of 16 compared to their peers, according to new Nuffield-funded research .

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