Talent is evenly spread across the country, but opportunity is not, which is why we are committed to making sure every child, in every part of the country, has a fair chance.
The Opportunity Areas programme is already having a positive impact in a wide range of areas - from early years education to employment. This follows an initial £72 million boost for support across literacy, maths, attendance, teacher training and recruitment, post-16 options and careers advice since its launch in 2017.
Yesterday, Thursday 29 August, the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson held his first meeting with representatives from the major teaching unions.
We are glad to see that school and further education funding is being highlighted as an important issue ahead of the next spending review, where the Education Secretary will back the sector to have the resources they need to deliver world-class standards across the board.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the disparity in outcomes for graduates at different institutions studying the same course. The blog also discusses the inaugural National Relationship and Sex Education day and HEPI’s report on free speech in …
The Education Secretary Damian Hinds has emphasised the importance of social mobility, and we have seen the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers narrow, and the proportion of 16 and 17 year-olds in education or apprenticeships at its highest ever.
We want to create opportunity for everyone. Employment has risen in every UK region under this government, wages are outstripping inflation, the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has narrowed and the proportion of 16 and 17-year-olds in education or apprenticeships is at its highest ever.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the Edge Foundation report, the next stage of the Selective Schools Expansion Fund, and Minister Gibb’s ambition for girls to succeed in science.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the latest UCAS admissions data, the narrowing disadvantage gap in primary schools and an update on the Taking Teaching Further programme.
Today’s Education in the Media blog focuses on the new £2 million research fund announced by the Social Mobility Commission.