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Kirklees Council agrees £3.4m investment into schools

29.05.20: Schools in Kirklees are set to benefit from a £3.4m investment, agreed by the cabinet members yesterday (May 28). The funding will replace and upgrade vital facilities across at least 25 different primary and secondary schools in Kirk...

Schools in Scotland to reopen with new measures in August

22.05.20: The Scottish Government has announced that pupils will return to schools on August 11, providing scientific advice says it is safe to do so. The Deputy First Minister John Swinney confirmed yesterday (May 21) a plan for safe return to schoo...

Ep. 14 Deeds not words – Cllr Paula Langley

21.05.20: East Hampshire District Councillor Paula Langley joined Emily Rodgers on Public Sector Voices this week to give us insight into the role of a councillor at a very local level, and how the community is pulling through the crisis. Paula repre...

£37m to support children with complex needs and their families

19.05.20: A £37m settlement has been announced today (May 19) by the Department of Education to support children with complex needs in 2020-21. Children with special educational needs and disabilities are set to benefit from £37.3m of dir...

Bury council opposes plans to re-open schools in June

18.05.20: Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Schools and Families at Bury Council Cllr Tamoor Tariq has addressed the headteachers in the area with his position regarding Central Government’s arrangements for re-opening schools....

Welsh Gov £5m funding for mental health in schools now for under 11s

18.05.20: To mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week today (May 18), the Welsh Minister for Education Kirsty Williams and Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething, have announced £3.75m in mental health funding. The focus...

Local Education Authority launches parent and carer helpline

13.05.20: A Local Education Authority in Bury has launched an Educational Psychology Service and parent helpline to support parents and carers through this crisis. The current situation is causing parents and carers a lot of stress and worry, particu...

Contractor appointed for £6m school improvements in Herefordshire

07.05.20: A Herefordshire primary school is set for a £6m expansion after a contractor was agreed for the work to be carried out. Herefordshire Council has signed a contract with Morgan Sindall Construction to take on the major renovation of Ma...

Coronavirus support package for higher education sector

04.05.20: The Education Secretary has announced a number of new measures today (May 4) to protect students and universities from the effects of impact of coronavirus. A package of measures has been outlined by Gavin Williamson to safeguard the h...

University produces protective face shields for frontline medics

20.04.20: The University of Sunderland has designed protective face shields for healthcare professionals working on the frontline during the coronavirus outbreak. The visors were designed and developed by experts from the University’s Institute...

Online learning boosted by major new support package

20.04.20: The Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson announced yesterday (Apr 19) that disadvantaged children across England will receive laptops and tablets to support remote education during the coronavirus crisis. Children in the most vital stages...

Teesside University unveils Covid-19 business support package

01.04.20: Teesside University has joined forces with the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority to deliver a package of practical support for local businesses during the coronavirus emergency. A coordinated approach to tackling the economic impact...

Sport England announces £195m in coronavirus support funding

31.03.20: Sport England has announced today (Mar 31) that it will be making up £195m of funding to support the sport and physical activity sector during this crisis. It will consist of a £115m rollover of current funding into 2021/22 to g...

Scheme launched for recipients of free school meals

31.03.20:  A new voucher scheme has been launched today (Mar 31) to protect families unable to claim their free school meals during school closures. The national voucher scheme will provide every child, eligible for free school meals, a weekly s...

Cambridge to lead £20m fight against spread of coronavirus

26.03.20: The University of Cambridge will be taking a major role in the fight against the coronavirus spread after it was announced that a £20m investment will allow for large-scale investigation into the cause of the virus. The national effor...

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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
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