Sector News

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

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.

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.