Sector News

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

Nov
14

News story: Multi-million investment to support children's early communication skills

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Projects launched to improve children's early language and literacy, and boost parents' confidence with home learning

Nov
13

News story: Improvement plan proposed for Northamptonshire children's services

Tuesday 13 November 2018

The Government is taking swift action in Northamptonshire to make sure that vulnerable children and families receive the support they need.

Nov
09

News story: Government sets out plans to support underperforming schools

Friday 09 November 2018

Floor and coasting standards to be used to identify schools which would benefit from an offer of support

Nov
07

News story: Tech experts to provide National Centre for Computing Education

Wednesday 07 November 2018

New £84million National Centre to improve the teaching of computing and drive participation in computer science

Nov
07

News story: Transparency of academy system leads to greater accountability

Wednesday 07 November 2018

Accounts of thousands of academies published, alongside list of trusts late submitting two or more financial returns

Nov
07

News story: Teachers to benefit from £8 million initiative to boost skills ahead of T Levels roll-out

Wednesday 07 November 2018

Multi-million pound initiative will help teachers and leaders prepare for new T Levels

Nov
06

News story: Next phase of multi-million pound college improvement fund launches

Tuesday 06 November 2018

Innovative £15 million fund will help struggling colleges to improve

Nov
05

News story: More support for school leaders to tackle workload

Monday 05 November 2018

Education Secretary Damian Hinds underlines his support in tackling teacher workload by making data collection simpler

Nov
03

Press release: UK starts selection process for next Poet Laureate

Saturday 03 November 2018

The government has announced the panel who will advise on the selection of the next 'Nation's Poet'

Nov
02

News story: Universities Minister pledges to transform student choice

Friday 02 November 2018

New apps and digital tools will revolutionise how students choose the right university for them

Nov
02

News story: Thousands more school children receiving a nutritious breakfast

Friday 02 November 2018

Five hundred new or improved breakfast clubs signed up since March under government-funded programme worth up to £26 million

Oct
31

News story: Education Secretary appoints new Social Mobility Commissioners

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Damian Hinds announces 12 Social Mobility Commissioners to support the new Chair of the Social Mobility Commission, Dame Martina Milburn.

Oct
30

News story: New Regional Schools Commissioner appointed for the West Midlands

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Andrew Warren will oversee academies across the region to help raise standards

Oct
26

Speech: Children and Families Minister launches Care Leaver Covenant

Friday 26 October 2018

Nadhim Zahawi, Minister for Children and Families, spoke at the launch of a landmark package of support for young people leaving care.

Oct
26

News story: Major new scheme launched to support young people leaving care

Friday 26 October 2018

Landmark package of support announced to help raise aspirations and outcomes for care leavers

Oct
25

News story: Drive to ensure all children can swim by end of primary school

Thursday 25 October 2018

Government to roll-out more swimming lessons, extra teaching and improved guidance – supported by £320 million PE and Sport Premium.

Oct
24

News story: Record numbers learning instruments in class thanks to music hubs

Wednesday 24 October 2018

New report shows more than 700,000 pupils benefiting from whole class instrumental teaching.

Oct
22

News story: New measure to tackle grade inflation at university

Monday 22 October 2018

Government outlines plans to tackle grade inflation in its response to the subject-level TEF consultation

Oct
18

News story: Adults to benefit from digital skills overhaul

Thursday 18 October 2018

Consultation launched to help more adults get the digital skills they need to get on in life and work

Oct
17

News story: Education Secretary vows to take action on school exclusions

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Damian Hinds today (17 October) spoke at a roundtable at the Centre for Social Justice on alternative provision and exclusions.

Oct
12

Press release: FE providers benefit from scheme to boost teaching workforce

Friday 12 October 2018

Eighty new expert teachers to be recruited from industry into further education through the £5 million Taking Teaching Further programme.

Oct
11

Speech: Damian Hinds speech at Confederation of School Trusts conference

Thursday 11 October 2018

Education Secretary speaks at launch of Confederation of School Trusts to praise the diversity and accountability of academies.

Oct
11

News story: Damian Hinds: Autonomy leads to progress in our schools

Thursday 11 October 2018

Education Secretary praises the diversity and accountability of the academies system, saying leaders “should be in the driving seat”.

Oct
08

News story: Education Secretary launches £24 million programme for North East

Monday 08 October 2018

Damian Hinds challenges employers and universities to seek out all the talent in the North East of England

Oct
05

Speech: Children and Families Minister's NAHT early years speech

Friday 05 October 2018

Nadhim Zahawi speaks to the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) about closing the attainment gap in the early years.

Oct
02

News story: New education and skills measures announced

Tuesday 02 October 2018

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has today announced a number of measures to make sure all children have access to a world class education.

Sep
28

News story: New civil service economics apprenticeship offers young people job route into government

Friday 28 September 2018

Young people from all walks of life who want to be economists could get a salaried government apprenticeship while studying for their degree, with the launch of a new career opportunity.

Sep
27

News story: More children on track to be fluent readers in primary school

Thursday 27 September 2018

Official figures show 163,000 more six-year-olds are on track to become fluent readers than in 2012 thanks to our focus on phonics

Sep
18

Press release: James Brokenshire removes commissioners from Rotherham council after 3-year intervention

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Communities Secretary confirms he is concluding the government’s intervention in Rotherham metropolitan borough council and returning all powers to the authority.

Sep
14

Press release: UK aid to connect UK schools with classrooms around the world

Friday 14 September 2018

Film director Richard Curtis joins International Development Secretary, Education Secretary and the British Council to launch new education programme.

Sep
13

News story: Minister commits to transnational partnership

Thursday 13 September 2018

Sam Gyimah announces funding to boost UK-US international exchange programme

Sep
12

Speech: Children and Families Minister speaks at safeguarding conference

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Nadhim Zahawi spoke about the department's guidance on sexual violence and sexual harassment between pupils at law firm Farrer and Co's safeguarding conference.

Sep
11

News story: 30 hours childcare offer helping balance work and family lives

Tuesday 11 September 2018

New survey, marking the first anniversary of the 30 hours childcare offer, shows almost 70 per cent of parents are spending less money per week on childcare.

Sep
11

News story: International education study highlights UK strength

Tuesday 11 September 2018

More students from across the globe are choosing to study at UK universities, according to an international study on the world’s best education systems.

Sep
10

News story: Leading industry experts to design new T Levels

Monday 10 September 2018

New T Level panel members announced including key individuals from The British Council, Toni & Guy and the Dogs Trust

Sep
10

News story: Appointments to the School Teachers’ Review Body

Monday 10 September 2018

Government appoints Dr Andrew Waller and Ms Harriet Kemp as members of the School Teachers' Review Body.

Sep
08

Speech: School Standards Minister at ResearchED

Saturday 08 September 2018

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb today (8 September) addressed ResearchED at Harris Secondary Academy, St Johns Wood.

Sep
07

News story: Education Secretary Damian Hinds meets Irish Education Minister

Friday 07 September 2018

Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP visits Ireland to reinforce the close relationship between the two countries.

Sep
05

News story: New teachers ready to deliver in the classroom

Wednesday 05 September 2018

As pupils return to school, a survey has revealed that 9 out of 10 new teachers are positive about how well their training has prepared them for the classroom.

Sep
05

Speech: Universities Minister speaks at UUK annual conference

Wednesday 05 September 2018

Minister Sam Gyimah spoke about the value of Great Britain's universities at UUK's annual conference in Sheffield.