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As we come to the end of this half term, we’re celebrating the amazing work of teachers with the Teaching Awards, featuring a celebration on the BBC One Show this evening. You can find more details below on how to get involved in this year’s Teaching Awards.

This week, we reached the milestone of over 3 million rapid coronavirus tests having been conducted in schools and colleges in England since January, which is an incredible achievement. We’ve included the latest guidance on testing below.

Testing in schools and colleges

Using rapid lateral flow tests, we are identifying individuals with coronavirus in schools and colleges who do not have symptoms, which make up around a third of all cases.

For more information:


Top tips for teachers and parents

Our teaching blog offers advice and best practice from senior leaders and teachers. Read some of our latest blogs on Covid-19 support, wellbeing and remote education or sign up to receive new blogs straight to your inbox.

"Schools have risen to the challenge, and so have parents": Andrew Truby, an executive head in South Yorkshire, reflects on how teachers, school staff and parents have risen to the challenge of national restrictions and his tips for parents in this blog.

Headteacher, Andrew Truby
Alex George

Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr. Alex George, gives his five top tops for good mental health and wellbeing, ahead of the February half term holiday. Watch the video to hear his advice for pupils, parents and teachers. 

Clinical Psychologist, Dr Elizabeth Kilbey, shares practical tips for parents to support remote learning in this new video. Support parents by sharing the video with them.

Top tips for remote education

Our guidance page also features information on how parents can help support their children's remote education while learning at home.



Celebrating transformational teaching

Teaching Awards – apply by 12th March!

The 2021 Teaching Awards are your chance to celebrate excellence in your school or college, and recognise the difference that individuals make to young people, from a headteacher to a teaching assistant.

It’s easy to enter and the awards are open to all state and independent schools and FE colleges in England.

Visit the Teaching Awards website to find out more about the categories, what makes a good application and read what past winners have said.

BBC The One Show - Alex Jones and Ronan Keating

Celebrating ‘Lockdown Heroes’ 

Alex Jones will be celebrating this year's  ‘Lockdown Heroes’ with the Teaching Awards on The One Show this evening at 7pm.

Tune in to BBC1 tonight to find out more!


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