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Weekly DfE Publication WC 22/06/2020

23 June 2020

Early career framework reforms: overview

Policy Paper

This document explains how the government is delivering support to early career teachers, what the offer is and how it’s related to the early career framework.


23 June 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus outbreak: 23 March to 11 June 2020

Official Statistics

All education settings were closed except for vulnerable children and the children of key workers due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from Friday 20 March 2020.

From 1 June, the government asked schools to welcome back children in nursery, reception and years 1 and 6, alongside children of critical workers and vulnerable children. From 15 June, secondary schools, sixth form and further education colleges were asked to begin providing face-to-face support to students in year 10 and 12 to supplement their learning from home, alongside full time provision for students from priority groups.

The data on Explore education statistics shows attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and in early years settings since Thursday 16 April. The summary explains the responses for a set time frame.

The data is collected from a daily education settings survey and a twice-weekly local authority early years survey.

The pre-release access list shows post holders with access for 24 hours before release.

Previously published data and summaries up to 11 June are available.


23 June 2020

Behaviour hubs


The behaviour hubs programme will enable schools with exemplary behaviour to work with other schools to improve their behaviour culture.


24 June 2020

School funding: exceptional costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19)


This guidance gives details on additional funding available to schools to cover costs related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

It covers the period up to the end of the 2019 to 2020 summer term.


24 June 2020

Online education resources for home learning


We have brought together a list of online educational resources to support children’s education at home while they may not be attending their normal education setting.

The lists include subject-specific resources for:

These resources are currently being offered for free.

Individual resources cannot replace a school’s properly planned curriculum, and the resources in this list are not intended to do so. Schools may wish to explore this list of resources as they consider how they continue to support children’s education.

We have assessed these resources with the support of subject experts to make sure they are:

The resources were also assessed against certain technical elements.

The resources may be useful for parents in considering how they could support their children’s education, but they should not be used in place of existing resources which schools may be using as part of their continued provision for pupils’ education at this time.

We have included some supporting home education tips for parents to help you during this challenging time.

This list of resources is not exhaustive and there are many other resources available to schools. This list has been updated since it was originally published to include additional resources suppliers have submitted to us.

Before using these resources, you should refer to the guidance on safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has further information on how to keep children safe online.

Care should be taken that all activities, especially practical and physical activities, are undertaken safely and with due regard for the abilities of the pupil.

Teachers and parents/carers should check that activities are appropriate for the intended user and that they can be carried out safely in the home environment.


This website, including use of any content uploaded or linked through it, is subject to a disclaimer and detailed user terms. Please read them before using it.

The Department for Education is not the owner or creator of most of the resources listed, and you use all content at your own risk.

Access to resources is in most cases free of charge, but it is your responsibility to check whether you have to pay to view and/or copy specific content contained within the resources.


25 June 2020

COVID Summer Food Fund


Guidance for schools and local authorities on providing vouchers to support pupils eligible for free school meals over the summer holiday period during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


25 June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keeping children safe from abuse and harm


This guidance brings together sources of information about the main risks children may be particularly vulnerable to during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and signposts you to help and support available.


26 June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings


Schools and local authorities should continue to check this document which will be updated as soon as further decisions are made.


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