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Staggered rollout of Covid testing for colleges and schools from January - Sector Response

The government has today [Thursday 17 December] confirmed that all secondary schools and colleges in England will be able to test more of their staff and students in a round of free coronavirus testing from the first week of January.

One million laptops and tablets for disadvantaged children and young people

One million laptops and tablets to support children and young people through the pandemic  Schools and councils have received over 560,000 devices this year to support remote education National Tutoring Programme enrols almost 70,000 pupils during Autumn term helping children to catch up Over one million devices will now reach schools, colleges and councils, helping ensure students have access to high-quality remote education if they need it, the Government has announced today.

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 1 October 2020

A summary of attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April 2020.

Colleges to receive rapid coronavirus testing from January for staff and students - Sector Response

Lateral flow tests to be deployed to all secondary schools and colleges to help detect asymptomatic cases and break chains of transmission of Covid-19 Staff to be tested weekly, and staff and students to be tested daily if identified as a close contact Government has made keeping schools open a national priority and testing will help keep children and young people in education  Every secondary school and college in England, as well as special schools and alternative provision, will have access to rapid coronavirus testing from January to help keep staff and students as safe as possible and in education, the government has announced today.

Back to School and College: Experts underline the importance of minimising disruption

Experts agree that it is important for young people go back to schools and colleges for a range of reasons and it remains crucial that they have as normal an experience as possible.

'Exceptional measures' to boost fairness and support students ahead of 2021 summer’s exams and assessments - Sector Response

Students sitting exams and other assessments next year will benefit from a package of exceptional measures to make them as fair as possible and manage the disruption caused by Covid-19, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced today (Thursday 3 December).

Lifetime Skills Guarantee: Launch of free Level 3 qualifications allows adults to gain the skills they need at any stage of their lives

An estimated 11 million adults now have the opportunity to gain a new qualification for free, designed to help them to gain in-demand skills and secure great jobs.

Annual Report of the Further Education Commissioner

This is a time of huge opportunity in Further Education (FE).

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March to 8 October 2020

A summary of attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April 2020.

Gavin Williamson's speech at the AoC's FE Summit 2020

Gavin Williamson (@GavinWilliamson) gave an address the Association of Colleges (@AoC_info) FE Summit 2020, which was a two-day virtual conference for FE College leaders. This was a virtual conference in response to Covid-19 and Lockdown 2.0 and was instead of the usual annual pilgrimage by the FE Sector makes to the ICC in Birmingham for the usual annual Association of Colleges conference.

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Our main features are exclusive and are thought leadership articles and blue sky thinking with experts writing peer to peer news articles about the future of education and the future of work. The focus is solution led thought leadership, sharing best practice, innovation and emerging strategy. These are often articles about the future of education and the future of work, they often then create future education news articles. We limit our main features to a maximum of 20 per week, as they are often about new concepts and new thought processes. Our main features are also exclusive articles responding to the latest education news, maybe an insight from an expert into a policy announcement or response to an education think tank report or a white paper.

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FE Voices was originally set up as a section on FE News to give a voice back to the sector. As we now have over 3,000 newsrooms and contributors, FE Voices are usually thought leadership articles, they don’t necessarily have to be exclusive, but usually are, they are slightly shorter than Main Features. FE Voices can include more mixed media with the Further Education News articles, such as embedded podcasts and videos. Our sector response articles asking for different comments and opinions to education policy announcements or responding to a report of white paper are usually held in the FE Voices section. If we have a live podcast in an evening or a radio show such as SkillsWorldLive radio show, the next morning we place the FE podcast recording in the FE Voices section.

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We have a range of education podcasts on FE News, from hour long full production FE podcasts such as SkillsWorldLive in conjunction with the Federation of Awarding Bodies, to weekly podcasts from experts and thought leaders, providing advice and guidance to leaders. FE News also record podcasts at conferences and events, giving you one on one podcasts with education and skills experts on the latest strategies and developments.

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We record our own exclusive FE News podcasts, work in conjunction with sector partners such as FAB to create weekly podcasts and daily education podcasts, through to working with sector leaders creating exclusive education news podcasts.

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FE News have over 700 FE Video interviews and have been recording education video interviews with experts for over 12 years. These are usually vox pop video interviews with experts across education and work, discussing blue sky thinking ideas and views about the future of education and work.

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