Sector News

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

Aug
16

News story: Next generation of young people gaining the skills Britain needs

Thursday 16 August 2018

Results day marks the culmination of hard work from students and teachers, with reformed A Levels better preparing young people university or the workplace.

Aug
14

News story: Research reveals lesser known qualifications could help boost skills and jobs

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Level 4 and 5 qualifications could be the key to unlocking skills demanded by employers

Aug
07

News story: New technology to spearhead classroom revolution

Tuesday 07 August 2018

Education Secretary challenges the tech industry to launch an education revolution for schools, colleges and universities.

Aug
06

News story: Projects to improve education for children with additional needs

Monday 06 August 2018

Nine projects across the country have been awarded a share of £4million to transform the education and outcomes of children taught in alternative provision.

Aug
03

News story: Languages boost to deliver skilled workforce for UK's businesses

Friday 03 August 2018

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb unveils new drive to deliver a nation of confident linguists and ensure businesses have the skilled workers they need.

Aug
01

News story: Multimillion investment in early years education and boost social mobility

Wednesday 01 August 2018

Education Secretary sets his vision to support a child's early years development, in his first major speech on social mobility

Jul
31

Speech: Education Secretary sets vision for boosting social mobility

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Damian Hinds speaks at Resolution Foundation about closing the attainment gap by tackling the 'last taboo' of education - the home learning environment.

Jul
27

News story: Free holiday activities and meals for disadvantaged families

Friday 27 July 2018

Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi announces funding for thousands of families to benefit from free healthy meals and activities in the summer holidays.

Jul
26

News story: New Council for Internet Safety in the UK

Thursday 26 July 2018

The Government has taken the first step to establish a new UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS)

Jul
26

News story: Curriculum programme pilots to reduce time spent planning lessons

Thursday 26 July 2018

The first round of £7.7million Curriculum Fund will make it easier for teachers to find and share high-quality lesson plans and resources

Jul
24

News story: Government to fund pay rise for teachers

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Teachers are in line for a pay rise of up to £1,366 a year as part of the government’s pay deal for around a million public sector workers.

Jul
24

News story: Around one million public sector workers to get pay rise

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Around one million public sector workers are set to benefit from the biggest pay rise in almost 10 years.

Jul
23

News story: £1million to improve life skills for young people in Doncaster

Monday 23 July 2018

Opportunity Area scheme launched to offer sports, arts and cultural activities to disadvantaged young people, building character and resilience

Jul
23

Press release: James Brokenshire proposes to remove commissioners from Rotherham council after 3-year intervention

Monday 23 July 2018

The government is set to end the intervention into Rotherham council 3 years after calling in inspectors.

Jul
21

News story: Measures announced to help schools reduce teacher workload

Saturday 21 July 2018

Education Secretary announces new online resources for teachers to reduce time spent on 'unnecessary' tasks and support to focus on teaching.

Jul
20

News story: Plans to help children in foster care experience loving and stable homes

Friday 20 July 2018

Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi announces new measures to improve foster care, as part of the government's response to two fostering reviews.

May
04

Speech: Secretary of State speech at the National Association of Headteachers conference

Friday 04 May 2018

Today, Damian Hinds spoke at the NAHT conference where he announced plans to improve teacher early career support and development, as well as new measures on school accountability

Jul
20

News story: Students praise quality of colleges and training providers

Friday 20 July 2018

New figures reveal how satisfied students are in further education

Jul
19

Press release: New relationships and health education in schools

Thursday 19 July 2018

Draft guidance published today to make sure education prepares young people for life in the modern world.

Jul
18

News story: New multi-million pound deal to boost skills across West Midlands

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Education Secretary visits Dudley College to announce new deal with West Midlands Combined Authority

Jul
13

News story: New Chair of the Social Mobility Commission confirmed

Friday 13 July 2018

Education Select Committee endorses appointment of Dame Martina Milburn as Chair of the Social Mobility Commission.

Jul
10

Press release: More pupils in England reach expected standard at key stage 2

Tuesday 10 July 2018

Primary school standards continue to rise nationally.

Jul
05

Speech: Children and Families Minister addresses ADCS conference

Thursday 05 July 2018

Minister for Children and Families Nadhim Zahawi spoke to directors of children's services at the ACDS conference 2018 in Manchester.

Jul
05

Speech: Education Secretary makes inaugural speech to children's services sector

Thursday 05 July 2018

Secretary of State Damian Hinds spoke for the first time to directors of children's services at the ADCS conference on Thursday 5 July in Manchester.

Jul
04

News story: Strengthened guidance to protect children at risk

Wednesday 04 July 2018

Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance sets out new requirements for improved partnerships to protect children.

Jul
04

News story: Skills boost for the North as maths school to open in Liverpool

Wednesday 04 July 2018

Talented young people in the North West are set to benefit from world-leading maths education with a brand new specialist school backed by a top university.

Jul
02

News story: Further financial support for UK and EU students

Monday 02 July 2018

Tuition fees frozen for second year and home fee status confirmed for EU students in 2019/20

Jul
01

News story: Multi-million pound fund to support disadvantaged children in the early years

Sunday 01 July 2018

£6.5 million fund to boost social mobility through projects supporting children who need the most help with early language and speech skills.

Jun
28

News story: New package of measures announced on student mental health

Thursday 28 June 2018

Sam Gyimah will host a student mental health summit in Bristol and outline initiatives to support students

Jun
28

News story: Multi-million pound fund launched to help colleges improve

Thursday 28 June 2018

£15million fund will help drive up standards across further education

Jun
26

News story: Universities Minister launches open data competition

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Coders and tech companies to develop new digital tools for students

Jun
26

News story: Greater flexibility for apprenticeship levy as transfers extended

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Employers given green light to transfer up to 10% of levy funds to multiple businesses

Jun
26

News story: Reduce school holidays stress with help for childcare costs

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Parents are urged to make the most of government support for childcare costs this summer.

Jun
26

Press release: Take the stress out the school holidays with Tax-Free Childcare

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Stressed out parents can get help with childcare costs for the summer holidays from the government

Jun
22

Speech: Nick Gibb: Teachers are taking control of their profession

Friday 22 June 2018

School Standards Minister speaks at the Festival of Education (22 June).

Jun
22

News story: Pilot launched to boost early language skills and cut teacher workload

Friday 22 June 2018

Revised measures to boost every child's early language and communications and give teachers more time to interact with their pupils, ahead of full consultation

Jun
22

News story: Digital tools for prospective students: apply for funding

Friday 22 June 2018

Organisations can apply for a share of £125,000 to investigate ideas for new digital tools that will help students make informed choices about where they study.

Jun
21

News story: Data revolution for students

Thursday 21 June 2018

More data than ever before available to students deciding where to study

Jun
21

Press release: Free childcare to be extended to foster carers for the first time

Thursday 21 June 2018

Foster carers to receive the 30 hours free childcare offer for children in their care for the first time from September 2018.

Jun
20

News story: £5million to attract over 100 industry experts into teaching

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Multimillion pound fund launched to attract experienced industry professionals to teach in further education