2021 Exam Replacement

Consultation Launched on 2021 Exam Replacement

Consultation Launched on 2021 Exam Replacement: Students who were due to sit exams this summer will receive grades determined by teachers, as part of proposals published to maximise fairness and help young people progress to the next stage of their … Read More

children’s social care

Education Secretary Launches Review of Children’s Social Care

A wholesale independent review of children’s social care sets out to radically reform the system, improving the lives of England’s most vulnerable children so they experience the benefits of a stable, loving home. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has launched the … Read More

Laptops to Support Disadvantaged Pupils

Hundreds of Thousands More Laptops to Support Disadvantaged Pupils

Hundreds of Thousands More Laptops to Support Disadvantaged Pupils: The government has announced a further 300,000 laptops and tablets to help disadvantaged children and young people learn at home. Part of the Get Help with Technology Programme, the 300,000 boost … Read More

Education Secretary Statement to Parliament on national lockdown

Education Secretary Statement to Parliament on national lockdown: Gavin Williamson made the following statement to Parliament on closure of education settings during national lockdown. With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement regarding schools in national lockdown. … Read More

Institute of Teaching

New Institute of Teaching set to be Established

A new Institute of Teaching is set to be established in England to provide teachers and school leaders with prestigious training and development throughout their career. Training will be delivered through at least four regional campuses, launching in September 2022, … Read More

New Year’s Honours

New Year’s Honours Acknowledge Outstanding Contributions

Teachers, leaders and carers across the country continue to be recognised for their work during the Covid 19 pandemic in the 2021 New Year’s Honours. 119 people have been recognised in this year’s New Year Honours List for their outstanding … Read More

Universities Across UK Making Strides in Tackling Grade Inflation

Universities Across UK Making Strides in Tackling Grade Inflation

Universities Across UK Making Strides in Tackling Grade Inflation: Universities UK and GuildHE, on behalf of the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment (UKSCQA), have published a progress review of universities’ efforts to protect the value of their qualifications. This report … Read More

Free Courses for Adults

400 Free Courses for Adults

Tens of thousands of adults will be able to benefit from almost 400 free courses next year, in the first major development in the Lifetime Skills Guarantee announced by the Prime Minister in September. The fully-funded courses, ranging from engineering to healthcare to … Read More

Students Offered Testing on Return to University

Students Offered Testing on Return to University

Students Offered Testing on Return to University: The Government has asked universities to stagger returns in a bid to offer testing for Covid to all students returning to universities after Christmas to help protect those around them and reduce transmission … Read More

hort-Term Covid Education Workforce Fund

New Short-Term Covid Education Workforce Fund Announced

Schools and colleges facing the greatest combined staffing and funding pressures will be able to claim via a new short-term Covid workforce education fund, as part of the government’s national priority of keeping education settings open. The Department for Education … Read More