Backed by £10 million in funding, the new strategy will support innovation and raise the bar in schools, colleges and universities over the country. Some of the specific aims of the strategy include using technology to reduce teacher workload and promoting the use of innovative technology for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.
Today, Tuesday 2 April, we are publishing a consultation on proposals for a register of children not in school. This consultation is a response to the call for evidence run last year and builds on proposals for a register for all children not in a registered school.
Today, Monday 1 April, the Home Secretary has launched a consultation to ensure public bodies, including hospitals and schools, raise concerns about children at risk of becoming involved in knife crime.
Yesterday, Thursday 28 March, Ofsted published quarterly data on the inspection outcomes of state-funded schools, as of 31 December 2018. The headline statistic is that the proportion of pupils in Good or Outstanding schools is now 85% - this is a significant increase from 2010, when the figure stood at 66%.
Our reforms to the apprenticeships system have fundamentally changed what an apprenticeship involves, and the long-term opportunities an apprenticeship can provide.
While we recognise that schools have faced budgeting challenges, this government has prioritised school funding, while taking difficult decisions in other areas of public spending – protecting the schools budget overall for 5 to 16 year olds in real terms since 2010.
In our blog today, the Education Secretary is calling on universities to end grade inflation, whilst we also look at media coverage on student loans and finances at Holland Park School.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the latest data on school absences, as well as a story about satellite school sites for Grammar Schools which has received coverage nationally.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at international students, knife crime and new funding for educational psychologists and college improvements respectively.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at essay mills and our ambition to streamline post-16 education.