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, Thursday 18 April, we made a joint announcement with the Ministry of Defence, calling on universities to do more to support armed forces children and ex-service people by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant.
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.
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 school funding in Birmingham in light of a crowdfunding campaign by Jess Phillips MP.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at school finances as well as arts and music education.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at Amanda Spielman’s letter to the Public Accounts Committee, this week’s budget announcement, new research by the IFS, and the judicial review against Hackney Council.
Following media reports last week, regarding the OECD finding that the UK is the third highest spender on education including tertiary and private education for every country, Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD has said: UK …
On Monday, 8 October, the UK Statistics Authority sent a letter from Sir David Norgrove to the department regarding use of statistics. Education Secretary Damian Hinds has responded to the letter. Please see a copy of the letter here. Further …
Today’s Education in the media blog looks at the funding we are putting into ICT in schools, as well as wider investment into education.