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Weekly DfE Publication WC 13/04/2020

14 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): keeping children safe online


Measures announced over recent weeks to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19) have seen people’s day-to-day lives extremely disrupted. But these actions are essential to beat coronavirus and protect our NHS.

As a result of these necessary actions, almost all of us are likely to be spending more time online, including children. These resources provide guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online.


26 March 2020

Further education and skills: March 2020

National Statistics

These documents contain further education and skills statistics in England, including learner participation and achievements covering the first 2 quarters (August 2019 to January 2020) of the 2019 to 2020 academic year (reported to date).

This comprises adult (aged 19 and over) government-funded further education (excluding schools and higher education) comprising:

Further breakdowns of these data are available in the FE data library. Commentary and statistics specific to the last full academic year can be found in the Further education and skills: November 2019 statistics publication.


15 April 2020

School governance update


These updates are for anyone involved in school and trust governance who wants to know the latest messages from the DfE, such as:

This is also for anyone else involved in the governance of schools and trusts in England.

Share this page with others who want to stay up-to-date with the latest news and guidance from the department.


15 April 2020

Join the Expert Middle Leaders programme to develop future leaders


The Expert Middle Leaders programme develops middle leaders working in challenging schools to increase leadership impact and improve pupil outcomes.


15 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): early years and childcare closures


Guidance for local authorities, early years settings and childminders about childcare provision following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).


17 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care


This guidance provides details of support and government funding for organisations in:


19 April 2020

Safeguarding and remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19)


Understand how to follow safeguarding procedures when planning remote education strategies and teaching remotely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


19 April 2020

New major package to support online learning

News story

Education Secretary announces that vulnerable and disadvantaged young people across the country will receive free laptops.

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