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Department For Education (DFE)

Total 7 Posts

London’s Olympic legacy: Why £2.2 billion investment in primary school PE has failed teachers.

11 min read
The 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics promised to have a major impact on school sports. Ten years on, many primary school PE lessons have been outsourced to private sports contractors, resulting in the ‘deskilling’ of a generation of teachers.

Thousands of Ukrainian children are joining UK schools, but some face issues obtaining school places.

4 min read
Only 9,900 Ukrainian children have been offered school places in England as their families left their homes and resettled in the UK. If a child is denied a place at a school, families need to know they can appeal the decision.

The Schools Bill: An attack on home-schooling that hurts children the most.

4 min read
Many are alarmed by the Government’s new Schools Bill which seems designed to force some children into mainstream education against their best interests.

Vulnerable children are still waiting for vaccination, and many are being infected while they wait.

7 min read
We are begging the UK Government to demonstrate humanity, decency, and a modicum of intelligence in giving all children access to vaccination.

Legal advice: Government can’t ban the use of facemasks in schools.

3 min read
The Education Secretary doesn’t have the power to go over the heads of headteachers and ban the wearing of facemasks in school.

Examining the financial sustainability of mainstream schools in England.

5 min read
Some schools have reduced staffing levels or changed the support provided to pupils with special educational needs and disabilities because of financial pressures on schools’ provision.

Blowing bubbles is dangerous for children.

3 min read
The removal of centrally mandated bubbles in UK schools is a calamitous move, and one based on a gross misrepresentation of the facts.
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