The EBacc is instrumental in driving up educational standards. Overall more pupils are studying these core academic subjects than at any time since the EBacc measure was introduced and the entry rate is particularly high in our free schools.
Today, Wednesday 5 February, we announced a package of support for the further education workforce to help strengthen recruitment and retention within the sector.
We want to make teaching attractive to the most talented graduates by recognising the prestige that we as a society place on the profession.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at a survey carried out by Bett, The British Educational Training and Technology show, on teacher preparedness for the new Relationships and Sex Education curriculum.
In 2020-2021 local authorities across England are set to receive a share of £49.1 billion in funding, an increase of £2.9 billion and the biggest year-on-year real terms increase in spending power in a decade.
Schools will benefit from a three-year programme of support, with each of the six successful schools acting as a regional hub and receiving funding to support between 200 and 300 other schools in the area, meaning that over a thousand schools will receive expert support.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at our new T Level campaign as well as our announcement over the weekend on our new teacher bursaries package. T Level Campaign Today, Monday 7 October, sees the launch of our national …
Over 48,000 children were issued with new Education and Health Care Plans in the last year, and the majority of these were completed within 20 weeks. During the assessment process children continue to attend their school and receive additional support, until their tailored support package is put into place.
Salaries for new teachers are also set to rise to £30,000 by 2022-23 and, this year, teachers and heads can receive a pay rise of 2.75% - above current rates of inflation. We have also launched the Early Career Framework to ensure newly qualified teachers are provided with early career support and development, including mentoring.
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.