Sector News

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

Sep
20

News story: Deal to help schools save cash on computer equipment

Wednesday 20 September 2017

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

Sep
06

News story: Back to school for thousands of pupils as new free schools open

Wednesday 06 September 2017

33,000 new school places created as number of free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges opened since 2011 passes 500.

Sep
14

Statement to Parliament: Primary assessment public consultations: government response

Thursday 14 September 2017

Announcing the government response to the consultations on primary assessment and the recommendations of the Rochford Review.

Sep
14

Press release: Helping children learn through a proportionate primary assessment system

Thursday 14 September 2017

New assessment to provide better starting point to measure progress and the impact of schools.

Sep
14

Statement to Parliament: Justine Greening statement on national funding formula

Thursday 14 September 2017

Education Secretary addresses parliament on historic reforms to introduce fairer funding for schools

Sep
14

News story: Fairer funding system to end 'postcode lottery' for schools

Thursday 14 September 2017

Education Secretary Justine Greening sets out measures to replace 'outdated' school funding system

Sep
14

News story: New training opportunities for thousands of teachers

Thursday 14 September 2017

£75 million Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund will provide teachers with skills and knowledge-based training

Sep
13

News story: Partnership is key to creating more good school places

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Education Secretary Justine Greening calls for closer working between independent and state schools to create more good school places.

Sep
11

Speech: Nick Gibb: The importance of vibrant and open debate in education

Monday 11 September 2017

Schools minister speaks at ResearchED 2017 National Conference.

Sep
07

Press release: Director for Fair Access and Participation announced

Thursday 07 September 2017

Justine Greening confirms Chris Millward as the first Director for Fair Access and Participation at the Office for Students.

Sep
07

News story: Universities must embrace accountability

Thursday 07 September 2017

Minister outlines plans to boost accountability and transparency across high education sector

Sep
07

Speech: Jo Johnson: speech to UUK annual conference

Thursday 07 September 2017

Embracing accountability and promoting value for money in Higher Education

Sep
04

Press release: Advisor appointed to boost local support for care leavers

Monday 04 September 2017

Minister for Children and Families appoints a new National Implementation Advisor for care leavers

Aug
31

Press release: 30 hours free childcare launches

Thursday 31 August 2017

The government's 30 hours free childcare offer for working parents rolls out across the country on Friday (1 September).

Aug
24

News story: GCSE results day 2017

Thursday 24 August 2017

Minister of State for School Standards, Nick Gibb, congratulates students on GCSE results day

Aug
23

News story: New CEO of the Education and Skills Funding Agency appointed

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Eileen Milner to join the Education and Skills Funding Agency as the new Chief Executive

Aug
17

News story: A level results day 2017

Thursday 17 August 2017

Minister of State for School Standards, Nick Gibb congratulates students on A level results day

Aug
02

Press release: Multi-million fund reaches record number of adoptive families

Wednesday 02 August 2017

Over £52 million has now been released through the Adoption Support Fund, which has helped 22,000 children.

Jul
27

Press release: Applications open to create 1,600 new special free school places

Thursday 27 July 2017

Nineteen local authorities open applications to sponsor new special free schools

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

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
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
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.