Sector News

The articles below are taken from the Department for Education. To view a story in full see the Department for Education website.
 

Jan
17

News story: Industry professionals to lead technical education panels

Tuesday 17 January 2017

The Department for Education is seeking experienced industry professionals to help shape the future technical education system.

Jan
10

Press release: Funding for special educational needs support confirmed

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Multi-million pound investment to support children and families with special educational needs and disabilities.

Jan
10

News story: Families to benefit from £50 million boost to childcare schemes

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Thousands of new childcare places for working parents will be created thanks to a £50 million scheme announced by the Education Secretary.

Jan
09

News story: Higher Education and Research Bill to be debated in the Lords

Monday 09 January 2017

The Higher Education and Research Bill enters committee stage.

Jan
09

Speech: The shared society: Prime Minister's speech at the Charity Commission annual meeting

Monday 09 January 2017

Theresa May set out her vision for the shared society, the government's role within it and how to transform mental health support.

Jan
09

Speech: Mental health problems are everyone’s problem: article by Theresa May

Monday 09 January 2017

The Prime Minister wrote for the Huffington Post about a new approach to mental health support.

Jan
09

Press release: Prime Minister unveils plans to transform mental health support

Monday 09 January 2017

Theresa May announces a comprehensive package of measures to transform mental health support in our schools, workplaces and communities.

Jan
06

News story: New deal to help schools save cash on computer equipment

Friday 06 January 2017

DfE offers schools the chance to save on tablets, laptops and desktop devices.

Jan
05

Press release: Equal opportunities for people who use British Sign Language

Thursday 05 January 2017

The government is breaking down barriers to ensure that people who use British Sign Language gain the skills they need.

Jan
04

Press release: Institute for Apprenticeships guidance published for consultation

Wednesday 04 January 2017

Further details of how the Institute for Apprenticeships will operate is set out in draft strategic guidance.

Dec
30

News story: New Year Honours 2017: education, children’s services, equalities

Friday 30 December 2016

The New Year Honours list recognises over 120 people for their contribution to education, children’s services and equality and diversity.

Dec
28

Press release: Government backs projects to help safeguard vulnerable children

Wednesday 28 December 2016

Nine projects have been awarded share of grant worth more than £2 million.

Dec
20

Statement to Parliament: School revenue funding settlement for 2017 to 2018

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Written ministerial statement by Nick Gibb MP about funding arrangements for schools in 2017 to 2018.

Dec
16

Press release: New Ofqual chair announced

Friday 16 December 2016

Roger Taylor will take up the post early in the New Year.

Dec
14

Press release: Plans to end the postcode lottery of school funding revealed

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Fairer funding proposals published so that every child is funded according to their needs

Dec
09

News story: Funding awarded to Education and Training Foundation

Friday 09 December 2016

We have awarded additional investment to the Education and Training Foundation to ensure high-quality further and technical education.

Dec
09

News story: Schools that work for everyone: consultation update

Friday 09 December 2016

We have made a clarification to the consultation document and added an additional data table, to remove any uncertainty or confusion.

Dec
06

News story: UK-China ties flourish at 2016 High Level People to People Dialogue

Tuesday 06 December 2016

UK-China collaboration has moved from strength to strength, with a wave of groundbreaking agreements at the 2016 UK-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue.

Dec
06

Press release: Study reveals a quarter of schoolchildren hope to work in science

Tuesday 06 December 2016

The government announces more than £12 million to support science teaching in schools.

Dec
05

News story: Education Secretary visits Blackpool on opportunity areas tour

Monday 05 December 2016

Blackpool is one of the first 6 areas across the country that will receive additional funding to identify ways of driving social mobility.

Dec
05

News story: UK-China High-Level People to People Dialogue

Monday 05 December 2016

Creative industries, tourism and sport are high on the agenda for this year’s UK-China High-Level People to People Dialogue.

Nov
30

News story: New funding for school improvement

Wednesday 30 November 2016

The government announces new funding to address underperformance and help ensure every child has a good school place.

Nov
18

Speech: Robert Halfon: Association of Colleges Conference 2016

Friday 18 November 2016

The Apprenticeships and Skills Minister speaks to members of the AoC about the importance of high-quality technical and further education.

Nov
18

Press release: Thousands of children to benefit from music and arts investment

Friday 18 November 2016

The government has announced more than £300 million to help young people from every background enjoy the benefits of music and the arts.

Nov
10

Press release: Millions invested in degree apprenticeships

Thursday 10 November 2016

Thousands of new degree apprenticeships to be created through new multi-million pound development fund.

Nov
04

Speech: Justine Greening: supporting social workers and our care system

Friday 04 November 2016

Education Secretary speaks about children's social care at the National Adult and Children's Services (NCAS) Conference 2016.

Nov
04

Press release: More support planned for part-time and doctoral degree students

Friday 04 November 2016

Plans announced to help more people take up part-time learning and strengthen the numbers studying at a doctoral level at UK universities.

Nov
03

News story: Government's proposals for a new regulator for social workers

Thursday 03 November 2016

Our social work reform policy and proposed changes to the Children and Social Work Bill.

Nov
03

Press release: Education Secretary announces extra investment in social care

Thursday 03 November 2016

Justine Greening sets out her vision for giving vulnerable children the best possible start to life.

Nov
02

Speech: The role freedom and autonomy has played in school improvement

Wednesday 02 November 2016

Nick Gibb addresses the Freedom and Autonomy for Schools - National Association (FASNA) autumn conference.

Nov
01

Statement to Parliament: Safeguarding unaccompanied asylum-seeking and refugee children

Tuesday 01 November 2016

Written ministerial statement by Edward Timpson about a safeguarding strategy for unaccompanied asylum-seeking and refugee children.

Oct
28

Speech: Supporting care leavers to thrive: everyone’s business

Friday 28 October 2016

Edward Timpson's keynote speech at The Prince’s Trust National Care Leavers’ Week Conference 2016.

Oct
27

News story: Technical education fit for the workforce of tomorrow

Thursday 27 October 2016

New proposals put employers at the heart of technical education and build a strong FE system that delivers the skills our economy needs.

Oct
27

Press release: Applications open for chair of new Office for Students

Thursday 27 October 2016

Applications are open for the chair of the Office for Students, a new body designed to increase competition and choice in higher education.

Oct
26

Press release: Paul Morrell to advise major review of industrial training boards

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Skills Minister Robert Halfon invites industry expert to advise major government review of the industrial training boards.

Oct
25

Press release: New apprenticeship funding to transform investment in skills

Tuesday 25 October 2016

How apprenticeships will be funded as part of the drive to help millions get the skills they need for a successful career.

Oct
25

Statement to Parliament: Supporting apprenticeships

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Written ministerial statement by Education Secretary Justine Greening on reforms to the apprenticeship funding system from May 2017.

Oct
19

Statement to Parliament: Primary education

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Written ministerial statement by Education Secretary Justine Greening on primary education

Oct
17

Press release: Richard Atkins CBE appointed as Further Education Commissioner

Monday 17 October 2016

Richard Atkins takes on the role from current FE Commissioner Sir David Collins who will be retiring in November 2016.

Oct
11

Press release: Funding support for EU students

Tuesday 11 October 2016

European Union students applying for university places in the 2017 to 2018 academic year will still have access to student funding support.