Latest information, resources and guidance on education.

Actions for education and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020

From the week commencing 1 June 2020 at the earliest, government will be asking primary schools to welcome back children in Nursery, Reception, year 1 and year 6, alongside priority groups. Read more here. 

Official Government Guidance for Schools, Childcare Providers, Colleges and Local Authorities

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Guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers, end-point assessment organisations and external quality assurance providers

Updated guidance was published on 6 April, providing further information on new flexibilities for employers, apprentices and providers of apprenticeship training and assessment during the Coronavirus outbreak. Click Here for more information.

DfE Proposals 

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced proposals to award students a calculated grade for their GCSEs, AS and A levels this summer, and to provide an exam option for those that wish it as soon as is reasonably possible after schools reopen. Click Here for more information.

Free Learning Resources from Twinkl

Sheffield based resource creator, Twinkl, has made all of its teaching and learning materials free for teachers, schools and parents to support learning at home. This provides free access to over 630,000 teaching and learning materials to support teachers, parents and carers as schools close or prepare to close as a result of the coronavirus. Click Here for more information.

The Skills Toolkit

The Skills Toolkit is a free online learning platform to boost workplace skills during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond.

  • High quality, flexible courses in digital and numeracy skills to support learning.
  • Courses on offer will help people gain skills that employers demand and help kick start the country’s economic recovery.