We have empowered them to make that judgment. We have empowered them to make sure that they protect the interests of all the children in that school. That’s what I will always and consistently do.
Yesterday, Thursday 29 August, the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson held his first meeting with representatives from the major teaching unions.
Relationships, Sex and Health Education are vital to ensure children grow up healthy, happy and safe. Every school will have the support they need to deliver these subjects to a high standard.
Following the Timpson Review, we are consulting on how to make schools more accountable for the students they exclude, working with Ofsted to clamp down on off-rolling, and calling on local areas to explain or change trends in exclusions for certain groups of children.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the new drive to help children in care into independent schools, a new advisory group to support headteachers, and the report by the Children’s Commissioner for England on child vulnerability.
Today’s Education in the Media blog will cover flexible working in the teaching profession, the Education Secretary’s message to online influencers on Stop Cyberbullying Day and Minister Milton’s plans for a new youth pre-employment programme.
Teaching in further education is an incredibly rewarding career. We are reforming technical education in this country with the introduction of new T Levels and we want more staff with industry skills to pass on their expertise and inspire the next generation.
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.
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.
Exclusion should not be considered the end point for any child; it has to be the start of something new and positive – with alternative provision offering smaller class sizes and tailored support.