Sector News

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

Jan
29

News story: Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016

Friday 29 January 2016

Schools across England will take part in a study to help measure our progress in reading.

Nov
16

News story: Consultation on disadvantaged entitlements under Universal Credit

Thursday 16 November 2017

Views sought on support for disadvantaged pupils.

Nov
16

Speech: Nick Gibb: school business professionals play a vital role

Thursday 16 November 2017

School Standards Minister speaks at the National Association of School Business Management National Conference.

Nov
16

Speech: Anne Milton: speech to Association of Colleges Conference

Thursday 16 November 2017

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton addresses the Assocation of Colleges Conference 2017 (Tuesday 14 November)

Nov
16

News story: Government announces landmark campaign to inspire next generation of engineers

Thursday 16 November 2017

The Year of Engineering will see government and industry offer young people across the UK a million direct experiences of engineering in a major push to tackle skills gap.

Nov
14

News story: Research partner announced for children’s social care project

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Cardiff University awarded research partnership for new What Works Centre

Nov
14

News story: Plans to further boost teacher recruitment and development

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Staff at the National College for Teaching and Leadership and the Department for Education to form one team to support teachers at every stage of their career.

Nov
13

News story: Healthy eating guidance published for the early years sector

Monday 13 November 2017

Example menus developed with nutrition experts to support early years providers

Nov
10

News story: Chair of Residential Care Leadership Board appointed

Friday 10 November 2017

Children's Minister appoints Alan Wood to lead work on improving residential care

Nov
09

Speech: Robert Goodwill: speech to Nursery World Business Summit

Thursday 09 November 2017

Children and Families Minister Robert Goodwill makes the keynote address at the Nursery World Business Summit in London (Wednesday 8 November)

Nov
07

Speech: Anne Milton: Good careers advice helps you to a rewarding career

Tuesday 07 November 2017

The Skills Minister sets out the vision for improved careers guidance during a speech at the Careers Education and Guidance Summit in London.

Nov
06

News story: Relationships and Sex Education for the 21st Century

Monday 06 November 2017

Ian Bauckham to advise government on improving Relationships and Sex Education in schools.

Nov
02

News story: Justine Greening launches new Institute for Teaching

Thursday 02 November 2017

Education Secretary opens the Institute for Teaching, urging the profession to embrace the high-quality training it will provide.

Nov
02

Speech: Nick Gibb: The power of greater freedom and autonomy for schools

Thursday 02 November 2017

School Standards Minister speaks at the Freedom and Autonomy for Schools National Association (FASNA) autumn conference (Thursday 2 November).

Nov
01

Press release: New safeguarding strategy boosts support for lone child migrants

Wednesday 01 November 2017

New training for foster carers announced as part of a new strategy to improve the care of unaccompanied children

Oct
31

Speech: Lord Agnew: By working together we can achieve so much more

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Lord Agnew speaks at the 2017 North Academies Conference.

Oct
31

News story: Level 4 & 5 technical education to be reviewed

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Government to review how to extend technical education reforms to higher levels

Oct
30

News story: New support for flexible working in schools pledged at summit

Monday 30 October 2017

Justine Greening announced new pilot programmes to employ teachers flexibly, and coaching schemes for women working in education.

Oct
26

News story: Education Secretary revisits her former secondary school

Thursday 26 October 2017

Justine Greening celebrates the official opening of new buildings at her old high school in Rotherham.

Oct
26

News story: Multi-million pound funding for new Higher Education provider

Thursday 26 October 2017

Universities Minister pledges £15m funding for new engineering institution

Oct
24

Speech: Justine Greening: We can challenge the impossible

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Secretary of State for Education speaks at the Teach First annual conference (Tuesday 24 October).

Oct
24

Press release: Education Secretary puts teachers at the heart of social mobility

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Justine Greening addresses teachers at Teach First conference.

Oct
24

Press release: New programme launched to improve colleges

Tuesday 24 October 2017

First ever recruitment round opens to find National Leaders of Further Education

Oct
24

News story: PE and Sports Premium doubles to £320 million

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Funding will improve the quality of PE and sport provision in our schools, helping children to be healthy and active

Oct
24

News story: Minister appoints new apprenticeship ambassadors

Tuesday 24 October 2017

New MP ambassadors appointed to champion apprenticeship programme

Oct
23

News story: Richard Pennycook appointed Lead Non-Executive Board Member

Monday 23 October 2017

The Secretary of State has appointed Richard Pennycook to be Lead Non-Executive Board Member

Oct
19

Speech: Nick Gibb: The importance of knowledge-based education

Thursday 19 October 2017

School Standards Minister speaks at the launch of the 'The Question of Knowledge'

Oct
19

News story: Hundreds of pupils on track towards fluency in Mandarin

Thursday 19 October 2017

Schools Standards Minister celebrates the success of young people learning the most spoken language in the world.

Oct
19

News story: New route into classroom for aspiring teachers

Thursday 19 October 2017

The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship will offer top graduates an alternative route into the profession

Oct
19

News story: Jo Johnson calls for free speech to be protected on campus

Thursday 19 October 2017

Universities Minister states ambition for free speech at university.

Oct
16

News story: Anne Milton supports Team UK at WorldSkills 2017

Monday 16 October 2017

Minister attends global skills competition for young people from 65 countries.

Oct
12

Press release: £20 million improvement programme for children’s social care

Thursday 12 October 2017

Children's Minister launches multi-million pound support package to improve the lives of vulnerable children

Oct
11

News story: Thirty-two academy leaders elected to help schools thrive

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Names of academy leaders elected to headteacher boards announced

Oct
11

News story: Education Secretary announces first new T levels

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Biggest ever overhaul of technical education to deliver a skills revolution for Brexit Britain.

Oct
11

Press release: Making Britain the safest place in the world to be online

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Britain is to become the safest place in the world to be online thanks to new proposals announced today by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley.

Oct
10

Press release: Prime Minister launches world-leading project on impact of ethnicity on everyday life

Tuesday 10 October 2017

The ethnicity facts and figures website brings together information from across government about how ethnicity affects people's everyday lives.

Oct
09

News story: Education Secretary opens new high speed rail college

Monday 09 October 2017

Education Secretary visits Doncaster to launch new technical education college

Oct
09

News story: Plans launched to drive social mobility in Opportunity Areas

Monday 09 October 2017

Education Secretary launches plans to raise education standards and broaden the horizons of young people in areas struggling with social mobility.

Oct
01

News story: New education and skills measures announced

Sunday 01 October 2017

Education Secretary outlines plans to provide opportunity for all and ensure we have the skills needed for a modern, post-Brexit economy.

Sep
29

News story: Sir Theodore Agnew appointed as minister

Friday 29 September 2017

The Prime Minister has announced Sir Theodore Agnew will take up a role as minister in the Lords at the Department for Education.