Sector News

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

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.

Feb
13

Press release: Registration open for online apprenticeship service

Monday 13 February 2017

Large employers are encouraged to register for an online apprenticeship service before the launch of the apprenticeship levy on 6 April.

Feb
10

Press release: County Durham student awarded Lord Glenamara memorial prize

Friday 10 February 2017

Education Secretary Justine Greening was at a prize-giving event to hand the Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize to Courteney Ayre from Peterlee.

Feb
10

Speech: Nick Gibb: the importance of high-quality arts education

Friday 10 February 2017

The Schools Minister talks to the Music and Drama Expo about arts as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.

Feb
07

News story: Education Secretary visits Derby on opportunity areas tour

Tuesday 07 February 2017

Derby is one of 12 areas across the country that will receive additional support to remove barriers to social mobility.

Feb
07

Press release: Preferred candidate for Chair of Office for Students announced

Tuesday 07 February 2017

Secretary of State for Education confirms Sir Michael Barber as the government’s preferred candidate to become the Chair of the OfS.

Feb
06

Press release: Government launches first sale from the student loan book

Monday 06 February 2017

The sale, which will have no impact on borrowers, is part of a drive to sell assets in a way that secures value for money for taxpayers.

Feb
01

Speech: Robert Halfon: BETT 2017 speech

Wednesday 01 February 2017

Skills Minister Robert Halfon makes clear the importance of digital skills.

Jan
31

Speech: Robert Halfon: careers speech at Westminster Academy

Tuesday 31 January 2017

The Apprenticeships and Skills Minister outlines his thoughts on the future of careers.

Jan
30

News story: Education Secretary visit to Arsenal football club

Monday 30 January 2017

Joint literacy partnership announced to improve educational achievements for children in north London.

Jan
27

Press release: New report offers guidance to support disabled students

Friday 27 January 2017

Report produced by a group of higher education bodies helps universities and other institutions support disabled students.

Jan
27

Press release: Universities opt in to the Teaching Excellence Framework

Friday 27 January 2017

Universities show their support for a new assessment framework as part of government plans to raise standards.

Jan
27

Press release: Institute for Apprenticeships board members announced

Friday 27 January 2017

Institute for Apprenticeships operational plan for consultation and 8 board members published today.

Jan
26

Speech: Nick Gibb: the evidence in favour of teacher-led instruction

Thursday 26 January 2017

The Schools Minister talks to the Education World Forum about teacher-led education.

Jan
26

Press release: Annual report of the Chief Schools Adjudicator for England

Thursday 26 January 2017

Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) annual report for September 2015 to August 2016.

Jan
24

Press release: Government backs innovative projects for children and families

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Three projects receive additional funding as part of the children’s social care innovation programme.

Jan
23

News story: Views sought ahead of review into residential special education

Monday 23 January 2017

Call for evidence launches to seek views on the experience and outcomes for children in residential special schools and colleges.

Jan
20

Press release: Thousands of apprentices set to transform the public sector

Friday 20 January 2017

More people to get the chance to kick-start their career ‎through a public sector apprenticeship.

Jan
19

Speech: Justine Greening: education at the core of social mobility

Thursday 19 January 2017

Education Secretary sets out the role of education in removing obstacles to social mobility and ensuring young people fulfil their potential.

Jan
18

Press release: Education Secretary announces 6 new opportunity areas

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Opportunity areas will create local partnerships with early years providers, schools, colleges, universities, businesses, charities and LAs.