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Grant to support wellbeing of pupils as they return to school

21 August 2020

Funding to better equip schools to support the wellbeing of pupils as they return to class this autumn has been secured by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC). The grant has been allocated to Reading from the government’s Wellbeing for Education Return project which aims to help schools promote children’s wellbeing, resilience and recovery in response …

Reading GCSE results 2020

20 August 2020

Pupils across Reading have been collecting their GCSE results today and can now start to plan their next steps. Candidates were unable to sit their GCSE exams this summer due to coronavirus restrictions. Following a recent announcement by the Department for Education, students are now receiving their centre assessment grades, calculated by their teachers based …

Reading AS/A Levels 2020

13 August 2020

Students across Reading have been receiving their A-level results under extraordinary circumstances today. Candidates were unable to sit their exams this summer due to coronavirus restrictions but they can now start planning their next steps after results were released this morning. The results were calculated by combining teachers’ estimated grades for individual pupils with a …

Summer fun with your Reading children’s centres

03 August 2020

Reading’s children’s centres operated by Brighter Futures for Children may be temporarily closed but that does not mean youngsters have to miss out on all the usual fun and activities this summer. The children’s centre teams have been busy putting together a great programme of activities which children under-five and their parents can enjoy outdoors …

National Thank a Teacher Day 

18 May 2020

A national day to celebrate teachers is taking place on Wednesday 20 May and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) is encouraging as many people as possible to join in.  Teachers have been going above and beyond the call of duty throughout the coronavirus outbreak and deserve recognition for their hard work.  The closure of schools to most pupils due to Covid-19 has certainly not …