Tax-free childcare will be launched by the Government this spring. If you’re planning on registering as a childminder this will affect you! Only childcare providers registered with Ofsted (or a childminder agency) can receive tax-free childcare payments. You’ll only receive an invitation to sign up for tax-free childcare if Ofsted has your current address and email, so check that this is up to...
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Fancy a career in film and animation? A Sense Of Competition is a free global film and animation competition open to all children and young people up to the age of 25.

Create a film or animation of up to 90 seconds around this year’s theme of Hope.

Are you ready to take up the film and animation competition challenge?

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Schools - we're offering you the chance to save on tablets, laptops and desktop devices.

Schools considering buying new tablets, laptops or desktop devices this year could save thousands of pounds by taking advantage of a new deal developed by the DfE and Crown Commercial Services (CCS).

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New deal to help schools save cash on computer equipment - News stories...

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We are working with Government Communications Headquarters to create thousands of #apprenticeship opportunities in the public sector.

Today’s announcement builds on the government’s commitment to deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020, by requiring at least 2.3% of the workforce in public bodies in England to be apprentices.

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We have now published the Revised 2015-16 Secondary School performance tables. You can view the tables here: [ Service.gov.uk Link ]

You’ll see that this year’s tables compare schools using Progress 8. In the past, the main measure of school performance was the percentage of pupils who achieved 5+ A*-C including English and maths GCSE.

Progress 8 is a better measure, as it shows how well...
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Tomorrow, we will be publishing the 2015-16 Revised Secondary School performance tables.

This year’s tables will contain a new performance measure called Progress 8, which has replaced 5+ A*-C including English and maths as the main measure of secondary school performance.

Progress 8 aims to capture the progress pupils at a school make from the end of primary school (year 6) to the end of...
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Progress 8 (explained in 3 minutes)

Progress 8 is a new measure of school performance. It replaces the previous measure of 5A*-C including English and maths, and shows how well pupils...

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Calling budding filmmakers: A Sense Of Competition is now open. A Sense Of… is a free global film and animation competition open to all children and young people up to the age of 25.

Create a film or animation of up to 90 seconds around this year’s theme of hope.

Are you ready to take up the film and animation competition challenge?

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Junior Tax Facts teachers' pack: designed for primary school children aged eight to eleven.

This pack includes a number of exercises that can be included in maths, history, art and design lessons.

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Junior Tax Facts Teachers' Pack

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The application window for most undergrad courses closes at 18:00 today.

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UCAS Undergraduate: Apply and Track

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Remember to submit your UCAS application forms before the deadline - 18:00 tomorrow 15th January 2017.

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Don't miss your deadline!

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Get your class closer to nature by registering for RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch: [ Rspb.org.uk Link ]

Big Schools’ Birdwatch

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The deadline to apply for most undergrad courses is fast approaching (15 Jan). See if it applies to your course: [ Search.ucas.com Link ]

UCAS Search tool - Home

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Complete the consultation: [ Ow.ly Link ]. We’re consulting on the new National Assessment and Accreditation System for child and family social workers and setting out how we see it working in practice. The system has been tried and tested with close to 1,000 social workers, and rollout discussed with 185 senior leaders across the country.

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Complete the consultation: [ Ow.ly Link ]. We’re consulting on the new National Assessment and Accreditation System for child and family social workers and setting out how we see it working in practice. The system has been tried and tested with close to 1,000 social workers, and rollout discussed with 185 senior leaders across the country.

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The government wants to offer 30 hours’ free childcare to working parents of three- and four-year-olds from September 2017.

Government announces a £50 million boost to childcare scheme

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Complete the consultation: [ Ow.ly Link ]. We’re consulting on the new National Assessment and Accreditation System for child and family social workers and setting out how we see it working in practice. The system has been tried and tested with close to 1,000 social workers, and rollout discussed with 185 senior leaders across the country.

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Parents - if you have a teen in Year 11 or Year 12, NCS - National Citizen Service is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It helps young people build skills for work and life while taking on exciting challenges, making new friends and contributing to their community.

Visit their website to find out how your teen can get involved: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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NCS For Your Teen

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Teachers, RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch is an educational activity that gets your class closer to nature.

Every year, educators from every corner of the UK take part with their classes. There's plenty of flexibility to run it with any age group of children.

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