Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the publication of annual student statistics from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) which showed an increase in the number of university graduates being awarded first class degrees and a rise in international students.
One of the most generous gifts anyone can give is that of a loving home, which is why I have nothing but admiration for those who foster or adopt a child and help them develop and flourish into happy and successful adults.
We have recently announced an extra £18 million to extend the Opportunity Area programme, which is supporting five areas in the Yorkshire and Humber and North West, while Opportunity North East (ONE) is addressing the reasons why too few young people in the North East are reaching their potential through secondary education and beyond. In ONE, the department will invest up to £24m to deliver a focussed programme to address the specific challenges in the North East.
In today's blog Education Secretary Gavin Williamson welcomes the news that Thornaby Academy is set to join the Falcon Education Academies Trust. We also look at reports from Reform and the Office for Students.
We will have provided £500 million to music and the arts between 2016 and 2020, making it the second highest funded element of the curriculum behind PE. The proportion of young people taking at least one arts GCSE since 2010 has remained broadly stable, with a small increase between 2018 and 2019.
Today's blog looks at the UCAS report on unconditional offers, as well as university students estranged from their families.
Today our blog looks at the Guardian’s article on the Reception Baseline Assessment pilots, and BBC News’ coverage on care homes.
Our blog will return on Monday 16th December.
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.
Today, Friday 1 November, the Sun published an article about their Free Books for Schools initiative to encourage more pupils to read.
Early Years funding Today, Thursday 31 October, we have announced that councils across England will receive a funding boost to deliver free childcare places, enabling parents to work more flexibly and supporting children’s early development. This investment will go to …
We’re committed to ensuring people have access to high-quality technical education across the country, and University Technical Colleges are helping to deliver on that, with 21% of pupils progressing into apprenticeships after completing their post 16 education, more than double the national average.