We have seen really strong progress in narrowing the attainment gap at each stage - from pre-school to primary to secondary. But we must go further to maximise all children’s chances of reaching their full potential.
The opportunity to study at university should be open to anyone with the talent and potential to benefit from higher education. With students and taxpayers sharing the cost of higher education it’s right that we challenge those institutions which could appear to be more focused on ‘getting bums on seats’ than getting students into high quality courses worth paying for.
It is unacceptable that children at Anderton Park are missing out on education because of the threat of protests. There is no place for protests outside school gates. They can frighten children, intimidate staff and parents and in the worst cases be hijacked by individuals with a vested interest and no links to the schools. It is time for these protests to stop.
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 …
The Education Secretary recognises that the lead up to GCSEs and A-levels can be a stressful period for pupils, but also notes the importance for young people in being able to deal with the challenges they’ll face in life, including developing the resilience and coping mechanisms to deal with challenging experiences such as exams.
In response to calls for SATs to be discontinued, the Education Secretary Damian Hinds wrote an op-ed for the Sunday Telegraph on 21 April, setting out the importance of primary school assessments to ensure that children are developing and progressing in education.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the launch of the new International Education Strategy and the Relationships and Sex Education curriculum.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the Association of School and College Leaders conference, as well as several new reports from the union.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at National Apprenticeship Week, National Careers Week and school donations.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks the Education Secretary’s speech on character and resilience and the newly published UCAS statistics.