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
23

Speech: Conference for Commonwealth Education Ministers

Friday 23 February 2018

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb addresses education ministers from across the Commonwealth.

Feb
12

News story: Measures announced to ensure talented trainees get into teaching

Monday 12 February 2018

Changes to professional skills tests will make sure the best and brightest can pursue a career in teaching.

Feb
22

News story: New members announced for Ofqual board

Thursday 22 February 2018

The Department for Education has today (22 February) announced five new appointments to the Ofqual board.

Feb
19

News story: Prime Minister launches major review of post-18 education

Monday 19 February 2018

The Prime Minister pledges to look at ways to ensure more people have a genuine choice of high quality technical and academic options.

Feb
18

Press release: PM to give speech on education to mark launch of post-18 education and funding review

Sunday 18 February 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May will launch a wide-ranging review into post-18 education in a speech in Derbyshire.

Feb
14

News story: Education Secretary tours the Midlands and North of England

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Damian Hinds sees first hand how the right support can transform the lives of children and young people

Feb
14

News story: Multiplication tables check trials to begin in schools

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Government follows up phonics success with new multiplication tables trial.

Feb
08

News story: London school helps to shape Relationships and Sex education

Thursday 08 February 2018

An academy in south London has been helping to shape the future guidance on Relationships and Sex education for other schools

Feb
08

Press release: Annual report of the Chief Schools Adjudicator for England

Thursday 08 February 2018

Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) annual report for September 2016 to August 2017.

Feb
07

News story: Government responds to consultation on disadvantage support

Wednesday 07 February 2018

More disadvantaged pupils to benefit from additional support at school.

Feb
07

News story: New National College for the nuclear industry launches

Wednesday 07 February 2018

The National College for Nuclear will help train more people in the skills needed to work in the growing nuclear sector

Feb
06

News story: Independent review of foster care published

Tuesday 06 February 2018

New report outlines recommendations for improving the fostering system

Jan
25

News story: Department for Education launches Commonwealth education pack

Thursday 25 January 2018

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb launches teacher resource to celebrate Commonwealth.

Feb
01

News story: Education Minister unveils new support for schools

Thursday 01 February 2018

Advice for schools on how to get the best value for money when buying support from businesses.

Feb
01

News story: New project to boost diversity in apprenticeships

Thursday 01 February 2018

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister launches new project to increase underrepresented groups taking apprenticeships

Feb
01

News story: Education Secretary welcomes record proportion of university entrants from state schools

Thursday 01 February 2018

New figures show 90 per cent of young university entrants in 2016/17 came from state schools, including an increase among Russell Group institutions

Jan
31

News story: New members announced for Ofsted board

Wednesday 31 January 2018

The Department for Education has today (31 January) announced two new appointments and a re-appointment to the Ofsted board.

Jan
31

Press release: PM to set out ambitious new approach to UK-China education

Wednesday 31 January 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May is today set to announce a new package of exchange deals, partnerships and commercial contracts which bolster Britain’s already strong education relationship with China.

Jan
25

News story: Prime Minister announces £20 million Institute of Coding

Thursday 25 January 2018

IBM, Cisco, Microsoft and others join forces with universities and industry bodies to boost future digital skills

Jan
25

Press release: Education standards continue to rise at GCSE and A level

Thursday 25 January 2018

New results published today show standards are rising across England's secondary schools.

Jan
24

Speech: Anne Milton: speech at Bett show 2018

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister speaks at the 2018 Bett show about the importance of EdTech and digital skills in an increasingly digital world.

Jan
23

Speech: Nick Gibb: How can policy ensure education equity?

Tuesday 23 January 2018

School Standards Minister addresses the Education World Forum (Tuesday 23 January).

Jan
23

News story: Sam Gyimah signs agreement for UK universities to expand in Egypt

Tuesday 23 January 2018

A new agreement with Egypt will help give UK universities a competitive edge in Egyptian market

Jan
22

Speech: Education Secretary opens Education World Forum

Monday 22 January 2018

Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds welcomes education ministers and policy makers from around the world.

Jan
22

News story: Damian Hinds Launches Global Celebration of Education

Monday 22 January 2018

Secretary of State for Education opens Education World Forum.

Jan
19

News story: Drive to raise education standards in areas most in need

Friday 19 January 2018

New Education Secretary unveils plans to drive up standards by supporting underperforming schools and increase opportunities in areas most in need.

Jan
18

News story: Top college principals to drive improvements in further education

Thursday 18 January 2018

Country’s best principals appointed as National Leaders to use their expertise to support other colleges

Jan
17

Speech: Anne Milton: speech at Sixth Form Colleges Association conference

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister speaks to the Sixth Form Colleges Association about the importance of social mobility in post-16 education

Jan
16

Press release: Government announces £144,000 of new funding to help universities tackle antisemitism on campus

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announces £144,261 of funding for a new programme to support universities in tackling antisemitism on campus.

Jan
15

News story: Engineering in the spotlight for 2018 as government launches campaign to inspire the next generation

Monday 15 January 2018

The Year of Engineering will see government and industry tackle a major skills gap and inspire the engineers of tomorrow.

Jan
11

News story: Education Secretary makes first visit to Cambridgeshire school

Thursday 11 January 2018

Damian Hinds met with pupils and teachers at a primary school in Soham during his first visit as Secretary of State for Education.

Jan
10

News story: Damian Hinds appointed Secretary of State for Education

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Damian Hinds "honoured" to be appointed Education Secretary

Jan
01

News story: New universities regulator comes into force

Monday 01 January 2018

The Office for Students legally comes into force to hold universities to account and promote students' interests.

Jan
06

News story: Boost for school standards with primary literacy drive

Saturday 06 January 2018

New Centre of Excellence for Literacy Teaching and investment in phonics programmes to boost early reading and language skills

Jan
05

Press release: Boost to get more top professionals into teaching

Friday 05 January 2018

Charity Now Teach handed investment to attract experienced professionals into the classroom.

Dec
29

News story: New Year Honours list 2018: Department for Education

Friday 29 December 2017

130 people have been recognised for their services to education and driving forward social mobility in the 2018 New Year Honours list.

Dec
29

Press release: The New Year's Honours list 2018

Friday 29 December 2017

The New Year Honours list recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.

Dec
26

Speech: Free speech in the liberal university

Tuesday 26 December 2017

A speech by Jo Johnson at the Limmud Conference, Birmingham, 26 December 2017

Dec
24

News story: More help for vulnerable children to attend top boarding schools

Sunday 24 December 2017

The Boarding School Partnerships Information Service has been launched to give more vulnerable children the chance to attend boarding schools.

Dec
20

News story: Multimillion-pound contracts awarded for apprenticeship training

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Government awards hundreds of providers with opportunity to deliver high quality apprenticeship training for small businesses