Sector News

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

Jul
20

News story: £16 million drive to boost maths skills for post Brexit Britain

Thursday 20 July 2017

Sir Adrian Smith review underlines the value of post-16 maths and calls for more action to support young people

Jul
20

Speech: Jo Johnson: delivering value for money for students and taxpayers

Thursday 20 July 2017

Jo Johnson speaking to the Higher Education sector at Reform on Thursday 20 July 2017

Jul
20

News story: Securing value for money for students and taxpayers

Thursday 20 July 2017

Jo Johnson outlines plans for subject-level Teaching Excellence Framework and a crackdown on vice chancellor pay

Jul
19

Press release: Young Brits to make German connections

Wednesday 19 July 2017

More British youngsters will be able to learn about German language and culture after a new agreement was made between the Foreign Secretary and the German Foreign Minister.

Jul
19

Press release: Joint statement on the expansion of British-German youth and school exchange

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Joint declaration by the German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel, and the UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, on expanding British-German youth and school exchange.

Jul
19

News story: Childcare service opens for parents with children under five

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Eligible families can save up to £5,000 a year when the new 30 hours free childcare offer opens in September.

Jul
19

News story: Ambition for vast majority of students to study core academic GCSEs

Wednesday 19 July 2017

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb sets out the government’s ambition for 90% of children to study the core academic subjects at GCSE.

Jul
18

News story: Benefits of 30 hours confirmed as free childcare places soar

Tuesday 18 July 2017

An independent evaluation of the offer finds increased working hours, greater flexibility and improved finances among benefits for parents.

Jul
17

News story: £1.3bn for core schools budget delivers rise in per pupil funding

Monday 17 July 2017

Education Secretary announces additional £1.3billion for schools funding over two years - meaning schools funding will be £2.6billion higher

Jul
17

Statement to Parliament: Justine Greening statement to parliament on school funding

Monday 17 July 2017

Education Secretary announces an additional £1.3 billion for schools

Jul
14

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

Friday 14 July 2017

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

Jul
13

News story: Update on school cladding safety checks

Thursday 13 July 2017

Schools, further education colleges and universities have been asked to carry out building checks following the Grenfell fire.

Jul
12

News story: Education Secretary unveils schemes to tackle social mobility

Wednesday 12 July 2017

In a speech at the Sutton Trust's Social Mobility Summit 2017 on 12 July, Justine Greening sets out new government initiatives.

Jul
12

Speech: Justine Greening: we should not accept Britain as it has been

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Education Secretary opens the Sutton Trust Social Mobility Summit 2017, with a speech setting out the need for change.

Jul
10

News story: £30 million boost to projects supporting vulnerable young people

Monday 10 July 2017

Children's minister Robert Goodwill announces funding for 24 projects, as part of the Children's Social Care Innovation Programme.

Jul
06

News story: Justine Greening: Britain needs a skills revolution

Thursday 06 July 2017

Mission to deliver world-class technical education to give young people the best start.

Jul
06

Speech: Justine Greening: Speech at the Business and Education Summit

Thursday 06 July 2017

Education Secretary addresses business and education leaders and calls for a skills revolution.

Jul
05

Press release: Chief Executive of new Office for Students announced

Wednesday 05 July 2017

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, confirms Nicola Dandridge as the first Chief Executive of the Office for Students.

Jul
04

News story: Primary school tests show schools rising to the challenge

Tuesday 04 July 2017

Results published today (4 July 2017) show that the percentage of children achieving the expected standard in primary school has risen.

Jul
03

News story: Department for Education ministerial portfolios announced

Monday 03 July 2017

The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed its ministerial team’s portfolios today (3 July).

Jun
28

News story: Department for Education Reports Gender Pay Gap

Wednesday 28 June 2017

DfE becomes the first Government department to publish its gender pay gap and bonus pay gap.

Jun
27

Press release: PM: mental health training for teachers will "make a real difference to children's lives"

Tuesday 27 June 2017

The government has pledged that every secondary school in the country will be offered Mental Health First Aid training by 2020.

Jun
27

News story: Secondary school staff get mental health 'first aid' training

Tuesday 27 June 2017

£200,000 funding to help teachers understand and identify mental health issues in children.

Jun
22

News story: Universities rated in Teaching Excellence Framework

Thursday 22 June 2017

UK university teaching quality recognised for the first time.

Jun
21

Speech: Justine Greening speaks at Social Mobility Employer Index launch

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Education Secretary addresses delegates at the launch of an initiative showcasing the top 50 UK firms for social mobility.

Jun
16

News story: Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017

Friday 16 June 2017

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list recognises over 130 people for their contribution to education, children’s services and equality.

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.