COVID restrictions in education settings to end at Step 4

Further COVID-19 restrictions in education settings will end from Step 4, the Education Secretary has confirmed. As part of Step 4, expected to take place on 19 July, ‘bubbles’ will end for all children under 18, social distancing will no longer be necessary and schools will not need to stagger start and finish times, though

North of England to benefit from investment to improve school buildings

Pupils across England are set to benefit from improved school facilities with half a billion pounds being invested in school buildings this year, the north of England to receive the largest allocation. £483 million from the Condition Improvement Fund will go to 1,199 schools and the North of England will receive

St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust placed on global map

St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust has been officially placed on the global ‘Earth Day’ map due to its continued commitment to protecting the environment. The trust is the only academy group in Yorkshire to feature on the worldwide map, which details how the schools marked Earth Day (22 April) this

Expansion plans for Green Fold Special School

A specialist school in Bolton is going from strength to strength as it plans to expand one of its sites. Green Fold Special School, part of The Orchards Federation, is co-located with Cherry Tree Primary School and The Orchards Nursery School. The school operates across three sites in Farnworth and Little

How to support disadvantaged children with their online learning

Currently, there are around 1.8 million children in the UK without adequate electronic devices at home for learning, despite the government’s laptop scheme.   Of those disadvantaged students, only 880,000 have access to internet connection. A mere 51% of households with an income between £6,000-£10,000 per year have internet access, compared to 99% of households with an