Sector News

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

Apr
21

News story: Tax-Free Childcare launches today for children under four

Friday 21 April 2017

Childcare support now available for parents.

Apr
21

Press release: Government confirms funding for EU students for 2018 to 2019

Friday 21 April 2017

EU students applying for university places in the 2018 to 2019 academic year will remain eligible for financial support.

Apr
13

News story: Money saving deal for schools' printers

Thursday 13 April 2017

Schools can use a buying framework negotiated by the government to save money on printers.

Apr
13

Speech: Justine Greening: education at the heart of our plan for Britain

Thursday 13 April 2017

The Education Secretary sets out her vision to support all young people to access a good school and make the most of their talents.

Apr
12

Press release: More than 130 new free schools to create more good places

Wednesday 12 April 2017

69,000 places to be created in biggest wave of new free school approvals this Parliament.

Apr
11

Speech: Nick Gibb: England’s education reforms

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Nick Gibb speaking at the Centre for Independent Studies.

Apr
11

News story: New Ofsted Chair announced

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Professor Julius Weinberg appointed next Chair of Ofsted.

Apr
11

Press release: Families to benefit from £55 million boost to childcare schemes

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Nearly 18,000 new childcare places created to help deliver 30 hours of free childcare.

Apr
10

News story: Ofqual welcomes new members to the board

Monday 10 April 2017

Four new appointments to the board of the independent exams regulator and one term extension.

Apr
06

Press release: New levy to double annual investment in home-grown skills

Thursday 06 April 2017

The apprenticeship levy has come into force ensuring employers and learners get the skills they need.

Apr
03

Press release: £2.4 billion funding boost for England's schools

Monday 03 April 2017

Investment will help create 600,000 extra school places, as well as improve or expand thousands of school buildings.

Apr
03

News story: Institute for Apprenticeships to ensure quality skills training

Monday 03 April 2017

The institute supports the government’s commitment to invest in home grown-skills.

Apr
03

Speech: Nick Gibb: empowering teachers to deliver greater equity

Monday 03 April 2017

The School Standards Minister opens the International Summit on the Teaching Profession.

Mar
30

Speech: Justine Greening: unlocking the potential of a new generation

Thursday 30 March 2017

The Education Secretary addresses the Social Mobility Commission conference about transforming social mobility.

Mar
30

Statement to Parliament: Update on primary assessment in England

Thursday 30 March 2017

Announcing the launch of consultations on primary assessment and the recommendations of the Rochford Review.

Mar
30

Press release: Government to consult on reforms to primary assessment system

Thursday 30 March 2017

Proposals to create a long-term, proportionate primary assessment system set out by Education Secretary Justine Greening.

Mar
28

Press release: Talented graduates wanted for career in social work

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Applications open today for Step Up to Social Work, a 14-month fast-track programme.

Mar
28

Press release: Government launches company to create more free schools

Tuesday 28 March 2017

New public property company set up to purchase and develop sites to help create 500 new free schools.

Mar
28

News story: New agency to provide joined-up education and skills funding

Tuesday 28 March 2017

The new body will carry out the roles of the Education Funding Agency and Skills Funding Agency.

Mar
24

Press release: New report with practical advice for teachers on pupil behaviour

Friday 24 March 2017

Tom Bennett’s independent review providing practical guidance to teachers on how to tackle bad behaviour in classrooms has been published.

Mar
22

News story: UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax-Free Childcare

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support.

Mar
20

Press release: Innovative projects to get £36 million funding boost

Monday 20 March 2017

The 11 plans are part of the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme to help improve the lives of vulnerable children.

Mar
14

News story: Top-quality training providers announced in new register

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Through the register, organisations that have met the criteria will deliver top-quality training for individuals and employers.

Mar
10

News story: Education Secretary addresses ASCL conference

Friday 10 March 2017

Justine Greening speaks to school and college leaders about the teaching profession and the recruitment and retention package.

Mar
10

Speech: Justine Greening: teacher development key to school improvement

Friday 10 March 2017

The Education Secretary addresses ASCL about her ambitions for the teaching profession and how to support teachers in a school-led system.

Mar
07

Speech: Why I'm giving education a huge boost: article by Theresa May

Tuesday 07 March 2017

The Spring Budget will provide funding to support free schools, the Prime Minister writes in The Telegraph.

Mar
06

Press release: New RSC appointed for East Midlands and the Humber

Monday 06 March 2017

John Edwards will be the new Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) for East Midlands and the Humber.

Mar
06

News story: Launch of the 10th annual National Apprenticeship Week 2017

Monday 06 March 2017

NAW 2017 runs from 6 to 10 March, bringing together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships.

Mar
04

Press release: New funding boost for pupils with SEND

Saturday 04 March 2017

Millions invested to create more school places and improve facilities for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Mar
01

Press release: Schools to teach 21st century relationships and sex education

Wednesday 01 March 2017

Education Secretary sets out plans for relationships education in primary schools and relationships and sex education in secondary schools.

Feb
28

Press release: New funding to boost schools facilities and healthy lifestyles

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Schools to receive £415 million to transform facilities and help pupils get healthy start to life.

Feb
27

Press release: Final building blocks in place for Institute for Apprenticeships

Monday 27 February 2017

Antony Jenkins is formally appointed chair of apprenticeship body.

Feb
24

News story: Two-year university courses come a step closer

Friday 24 February 2017

Government proposes amendments to the Higher Education and Research Bill that will make real flexibility in learning a reality.

Feb
24

Speech: Jo Johnson: Higher Education and Research Bill

Friday 24 February 2017

Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation addresses the Universities UK members’ conference.

Feb
23

Press release: DfE encourages more businesses to offer apprenticeships

Thursday 23 February 2017

Small businesses from across England feature in the Get In Go Far campaign, highlighting the benefits of apprenticeships.

Feb
21

Press release: Network established to encourage diversity in apprenticeships

Tuesday 21 February 2017

New employers network launched to help promote and champion diversity in apprenticeships.

Feb
21

Press release: Jo Johnson demands tough penalties on student plagiarism

Tuesday 21 February 2017

The government calls for universities to do more to stop students buying custom written essays online.

Feb
20

News story: Justine Greening's vision for the teaching profession

Monday 20 February 2017

The Education Secretary's plans to strengthen qualified teacher status (QTS) and continued professional development from September 2019.

Feb
17

Speech: Justine Greening: teachers - the experts driving social mobility

Friday 17 February 2017

Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening addresses the Chartered College of Teaching with her vision for the profession.

Feb
17

Speech: Nick Gibb: the importance of an evidence-informed profession

Friday 17 February 2017

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb addresses Buckingham University PGCE students.