Sector News

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

May
17

News story: New support for young care leavers starting an apprenticeship

Thursday 17 May 2018

Care leavers who choose to start an apprenticeship will receive a £1000 bursary to help the transition into the workplace.

May
17

News story: Strengthened guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding

Thursday 17 May 2018

New guidance for schools and colleges on how to keep children safe, including advice on how to support young victims of sexual violence and harassment.

May
17

News story: Schools to get expert advice from leading business advisers

Thursday 17 May 2018

School Systems Minister Lord Agnew announces expert business advice for schools to help them make every penny of education funding count.

May
16

Press release: Boost for maths education in the North for National Numeracy Day

Wednesday 16 May 2018

£6 million boost to improve maths literacy in the Northern Powerhouse.

May
14

Press release: New gold-standard GCSEs prepare pupils for careers Britain needs

Monday 14 May 2018

Pupils across the country prepare to take new GCSE exams this week.

May
11

News story: Drive to create more good school places for families

Friday 11 May 2018

Education Secretary unveils measures to provide more choice and raise standards for children from all backgrounds.

May
10

News story: Boost in support for children with additional needs

Thursday 10 May 2018

New contracts announced to improve training for school staff and provide additional advice for families

May
10

Speech: Nick Gibb speech at launch of Midland Knowledge Hub

Thursday 10 May 2018

School Minister Nick Gibb marks another milestone in the drive to ensure children from all backgrounds reach their potential

May
06

Press release: Schools Minister announces boost to computer science teaching

Sunday 06 May 2018

Measures to give teachers the support they need to teach pupils skills such as coding, computer programming and cyber security announced today

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

May
04

News story: Education Secretary to set out vision for "clearer" school system

Friday 04 May 2018

Damian Hinds to overhaul “confusing” system of school accountability to give teachers more freedom and to boost development opportunities for new teachers.

May
03

News story: Sam Gyimah hosts free speech summit

Thursday 03 May 2018

Universities minister calls on higher education leaders to work together to create new guidance on free speech

Apr
30

News story: Multi-million fund to boost children's early language skills

Monday 30 April 2018

Families to receive extra support to help with children's early language and communication skills at home

Apr
27

Press release: Fund for bright disadvantaged pupils launched

Friday 27 April 2018

Funding to raise education standards among bright disadvantaged young people.

Apr
27

News story: New National Schools Commissioner to help raise standards

Friday 27 April 2018

A new National Schools Commissioner is to be appointed following the excellent work of Sir David Carter, who is to retire from the civil service.

Apr
19

Press release: Funding boost for cross Commonwealth scholarship fund

Thursday 19 April 2018

£5 million UK contribution to Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship fund.

Apr
18

News story: Help for nursing students affected by loan overpayments

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Government outlines financial support to student nurses to ensure they are not disadvantaged

Apr
18

Speech: Social work and the Commonwealth

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi spoke at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting event hosted by the British Association of Social Workers.

Apr
16

Press release: National primary offer day

Monday 16 April 2018

Primary school places confirmed for thousands of pupils as education standards continue to rise.

Apr
11

News story: New measure for fairer recording of primary school performance

Wednesday 11 April 2018

School Standards Minister names preferred provider to deliver Reception Baseline Assessment.

Apr
10

News story: Measures to deliver quality education across all settings

Tuesday 10 April 2018

A package of measures to help make sure children receive the best possible education either at home or outside of school have been announced today (10 April).

Apr
10

News story: Funding boost for the arts to support talented pupils

Tuesday 10 April 2018

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb announces £96 million to support talented music, drama and dance pupils kick-start their career in the arts.

Apr
06

News story: 600,000 graduates to benefit from financial milestone

Friday 06 April 2018

Biggest change to student finance since 2012 will see repayment threshold rise to £25,000 per year.

Apr
03

News story: Minister visits projects supporting children's services in Leeds

Tuesday 03 April 2018

Children's Minister met staff at Leeds City Council to hear about improvement work in children's social care

Mar
29

News story: Funding boost to improve and expand school buildings

Thursday 29 March 2018

Over £500 million will improve and expand school buildings across the country and create more good school places.

Mar
29

News story: New measures to support children with SEND

Thursday 29 March 2018

A range of measures are being launched to provide support for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Mar
29

News story: Multi-million pound fund for adult learning announced

Thursday 29 March 2018

£11.7million announced for 32 new projects to help adults learn new skills

Mar
28

News story: Boost to support disadvantaged families during the holidays

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Organisations invited to apply for share of £2 million funding to run enrichment programmes during the school holidays.

Mar
27

News story: Skills Minister calls on employers to join new T level panels

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Businesses given the opportunity to play a central role in designing new technical qualifications

Mar
26

News story: Ilford pupil celebrated in international short story competition

Monday 26 March 2018

Ilford pupil wins third place out of 1,600 entries from across the Commonwealth in short story competition.

Mar
26

News story: Skills Minister highlights new provider access law for schools

Monday 26 March 2018

New legislation requires all maintained schools and academies to provide opportunities for a range of education and training providers to have access to pupils.

Mar
26

News story: Top universities urged to open new maths schools

Monday 26 March 2018

New network of specialist post-16 schools to drive up standards and help more disadvantaged pupils and girls study maths.

Mar
23

News story: Education Secretary visits Nottingham

Friday 23 March 2018

Damian Hinds visits engineering academy and outstanding special school in the East Midlands

Mar
23

News story: Nick Gibb attends International Summit of the Teaching Profession

Friday 23 March 2018

School Standards Minister celebrates the dedication and passion of teachers around the world.

Mar
23

Speech: Nick Gibb welcomes teachers to international conference

Friday 23 March 2018

School Standards Minister addresses teachers from across the world at the International Conference for the Teaching Profession.

Mar
22

News story: Funding boost to improve speed and quality of adoption services

Thursday 22 March 2018

The Regional Adoption Agencies will speed up matching to find loving, stable homes for children more quickly

Mar
21

News story: Call for Evidence opens for review of post-18 education

Wednesday 21 March 2018

The independent panel supporting the Government’s Review of Post-18 Education and Funding invites views to inform its work.

Mar
20

Press release: Education Secretary praises profession on World Social Work Day

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Measures announced to raise the status of the social work profession to mark World Social Work Day.

Mar
19

News story: Funding boost to give more children healthy start to the day

Monday 19 March 2018

More than 1,770 schools set to benefit from £26 million to boost breakfast clubs in disadvantaged areas.

Mar
16

Press release: New action to improve outcomes for children with additional needs

Friday 16 March 2018

Edward Timpson to carry out a review into school exclusions to better understand inequalities that exist in the system.