Teaching remains a popular career, but we want to make sure that we can continue to attract and keep the brightest and best graduates, particularly in subjects where specialist knowledge and expertise are vital to the future success of the economy.
We have been clear that there is more money going into our schools than ever before, and since 2017, we have given every local authority more money for every 5 to 16 year old in every school and made funding fairer across the country.
We have made great progress in ensuring universities are open to all, with record rates of disadvantaged 18-year-olds in higher education. But much more needs to be done and we expect the sector to make significant progress in the coming years.
Education Secretary Damian Hinds appeared on Sky News this morning. The interview covered a range of topics including the issue of protests at schools in Birmingham regarding the teaching of LGBT issues in schools. The Education Secretary emphasised the importance of …
Today, Monday 20 May, we have announced a second wave of Career Hubs – which are networks of up to 40 schools across the country designed to improve careers advice and education, backed by £7.5 million in funding.
Today our blog focuses on the speech by Minister Skidmore on anti-Semitism, and an article about LGBT education in schools by Minister Gibb. Anti-Semitism Today, Friday 17 May, the Universities Minister Chris Skidmore called for universities to adopt the International …
The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds has been clear that teacher wellbeing is a priority for him and the department. That is why we are already taking action in this area to strengthen work life balance and wellbeing, by reducing workload, supporting early career school teachers and tackling accountability pressures.
School Standards Minister Nick Gibb wrote in the Times today to stress the importance and value of GCSEs as pupils start their exams this week. This week pupils in England are taking the first of this year’s GCSEs. Those who …
Numbers play a big part in our lives from shopping, managing your money, and even cooking. The government fully funds maths courses up to GCSE to enable people to get the maths skills they need. But it’s never too later to improve your skills.
As we have improved the curriculum and reformed GCSEs and A levels, we have worked closely with Ofsted to make sure all children and young people benefit from an ambitious, broad and rounded curriculum. This framework reflects that approach and I am particularly pleased to see this alongside the enhanced focus on personal development. Together, a rounded curriculum and personal development will help prepare young people for adult life.