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PRIME MINISTER APPOINTS DR. ALEX GEORGE AS YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH AMBASSADOR TO GOVERNMENT

 @BorisJohnson has today appointed @DrAlexGeorge as a Youth Mental Health Ambassador to advise government and raise the profile of mental health education and wellbeing in schools.  During Children’s Mental Health week, the PM has appointed Dr. Alex George as Youth Mental Health Ambassador He will play an important role in shaping children’s mental health education and support in schools Part of government plans to build back fairer from the pandemic and ensure all children and young people are supported with their mental health and wellbeing   Dr. Alex is an A&E doctor and has been a passionate online campaigner for children’s mental health since he tragically lost his brother to suicide last year. 

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi explains the importance of vaccines for pupils aged 12 and up and condemns those "spreading conspiracy theories and targeting teachers and pupils at the school gates"

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has today written in the Telegraph about the importance of keeping school attendance high and the role of the vaccine in that. 

Nick Timothy is appoointed non-executive board member of the Department for Education

The Department for Education @EducationGovUK has appointed a new non-executive director, Nick Timothy, to its board. 

Angela Noon appointed as the chair of the Skills and Productivity Board

Angela Noon, CFO and Executive Director of @Siemens, has been appointed as the chair of the Skills and Productivity Board.

DfE surpasses #apprenticeship target two years in a row

Tutoring revolution builds as students return to class

All three ways for schools to access tutoring to help their students catch up from lost learning - academic mentors, school-led and external tuition – are now live

Higher Education Short Course Challenge Competition - up to 20 universities and colleges to be funded to run short courses

@EducationGovUK - Short university courses to provide flexible training  Students to benefit from flexible study options, as up to 20 universities and colleges to be funded to run short courses Trial backed by bespoke loans for students on short courses, allowing learners to upskill or retrain at a pace that fits their lives  Competition paves the way for Government reforms to post-16 education, helping adults upskill and retrain throughout their life  People looking to study or train throughout their lives will have access to short university or college courses, in a major shake-up of traditional higher education.

DfE launch @KingPMoney Grime single: P Money raps about the importance of embracing a career path and skills

Fire It Up Last Friday (24 Jan) marks the launch of the department’s very own grime single. The song entitled ‘The Calling’ sees the veteran grime star P Money teaming up with producer Silencer as he raps about the importance of embracing a career path and skills.

Guidance: Virtual school head role extension to children with a social worker

How local authorities should extend the virtual school head role to champion children with a social worker and promote their education.

Guidance: Early years apps pilot: home learning environment

Educational criteria which will be used to identify high quality language, literacy and communication apps, for children in the early years (0 to 5 years).

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