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News story: Universities told to stamp out antisemitism on campus

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 23:15
The Universities Minister is calling on all institutions to accept the IHRA definition of antisemitism and step up to tackle religious-based hate.
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News story: Call for views on new digital Functional Skills qualifications

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:18
Consultation launched seeking views on the course content for new digital Functional Skills qualifications - aimed at adults with low or no digital skills.
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News story: Ways improving your numeracy skills has become easier

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:04
See how the Government is helping to boost the nation's maths skills
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News story: Thousands of schools to pilot new reception class check-up

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 23:15
Almost 10,000 schools sign up to pilot the Reception Baseline Assessment – the 20-minute check that will mean Key Stage 1 tests are removed.
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Speech: 'Going global' in higher education

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 16:19
The Universities Minister delivered a speech at the British Council's 'Going Global' conference, outlining his vision for UK higher education
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Press release: Government orders non-compliant trusts to reduce excessive salaries

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 16:19
Lord Agnew writes to chairs of 94 academy trusts to ask for more details on executives earning six-figure salaries
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News story: New programme to protect children at risk of exploitation

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 09:21
National programme will provide specialist support and boost protection for children most at risk of criminal or sexual exploitation
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Press release: Free meals and activities for 50,000 children over 2019 summer holidays

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 23:15
Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi announces local co-ordinators who will share £9.1m fund
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News story: Edward Timpson publishes landmark exclusions review

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 23:15
Timpson Review makes 30 recommendations to ensure exclusions are used appropriately and Government commits to new school accountability
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Press release: Schools backed to tackle bad behaviour

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 23:15
£10 million scheme to help teachers crack down on bad behaviour in the classroom
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Press release: Education Secretary confirms plans to simplify school accountability

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 16:19
In a speech to the NAHT conference, Damian Hinds also announced a call for evidence on high needs funding
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Speech: Damian Hinds' speech at the 2019 NAHT conference

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 15:59
The Education Secretary addresses the National Association of Head Teachers' annual meeting in Telford
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Press release: Education Secretary to work with sector on special needs funding

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:20
Damian Hinds asks schools, colleges and local authorities how the funding system for pupils with special needs and disabilities could improve
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Speech: Education Secretary sets out plan for international education

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 08:24
Damian Hinds addressed the higher education sector at an event to promote the ambitions of the International Education Strategy.
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Government response: Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education: FAQs

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 10:07
Information from the Department for Education about the introduction of compulsory relationships education and RSE from September 2020.
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Government response: Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education: FAQs

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 16:17
Information from the Department for Education about the introduction of compulsory relationships education and RSE from September 2020.
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Speech: Nadhim Zahawi's speech at the Children's Future Food Inquiry

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 13:15
The Children and Families Minister on how the government can help build a healthier future for young people
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News story: Graduates continue to benefit with higher earnings

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 09:49
New figures show that working-age graduates earned £10,000 more than non-graduates in 2018 and had higher employment rates.
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News story: Calls for more men to work in the early years

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:15
New project to challenge stereotypes around men's role in early education.
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Press release: National Schools Commissioner appointed

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 16:06
Dominic Herrington confirmed as National Schools Commissioner
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