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News story: Universities told to end grade inflation

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 00:15
Education Secretary Damian Hinds is calling for universities to end grade inflation, by curbing unexplained increases in firsts and 2:1s awarded.
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Press release: Multi-million pound fund to train more educational psychologists in schools

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:07
Over 600 Educational Psychologist trainees will receive free tuition and grants – backed by £31.6 million
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News story: Colleges to receive £1.8m to boost to help raise standards

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:05
Apprenticeship and Skills Minister Anne Milton announces the second round of colleges to receive funding from the Strategic College Improvement Fund
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News story: Government pledge to ‘beat the cheats’ at university

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:15
The Education Secretary Damian Hinds is calling on online platforms to help tackle the use of essay writing services used by students at university.
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News story: Plans launched to boost quality of post -16 qualifications

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:53
Education Secretary Damian Hinds launches consultation reviewing qualifications at Level 3 and below.
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Press release: Top computer scientist chosen to lead National Centre for Computing Education

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:40
Leading computer scientist Simon Peyton Jones appointed chair of new National Centre for Computing Education.
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News story: Plans to boost international student numbers and income

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:15
Government has published a new International Education Strategy outlining plans to increase student numbers and income generated from international education
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Speech: Damian Hinds speech at the Association of School and College Leaders' annual conference 2019

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:33
Education Secretary addresses the Association of School and College Leaders’ annual conference in Birmingham
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News story: Support on wellbeing for teachers in schools and colleges

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 09:53
Education Secretary announces expert group to work with government to look for new ways to support teachers
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Press release: Universities asked to do more to support care leavers

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:31
Ministers set out the need for a ‘culture change’ at universities to encourage more care leavers to stay in higher education
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Press release: Government drive to boost attainment in North East schools

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:15
School support aims to unlock potential of up to 30 secondary schools in the North East
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News story: Autistic people asked for their views to help transform support

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:11
A new call for evidence is asking people for their views on what is working and where more needs to be done to transform care and support.
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Press release: Thousands of places created in new special free schools

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 09:51
Around 3,500 extra school places to be created for pupils facing the biggest challenges in their education
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Speech: Education Secretary speaks to leaders of diversity network

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 16:39
Damian Hinds speaks to educational diversity leaders about the importance of diversity and inclusion in education.
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News story: Education Secretary warns universities over dropout rates

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:05
Damian Hinds is calling on universities to tackle high rates of students dropping out as new figures are published today.
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News story: Government creates new student mental health taskforce

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:15
A new group has been set up to help students manage the challenges in university which can affect mental health.
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Press release: Top Employers to help all primary schools offer careers education to pupils

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:17
Education Secretary Damian Hinds announces work with leading employers to help all primary schools offer top careers education
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News story: New leader board to celebrate top apprenticeship employers

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 09:29
Leading employers are set to be recognised for their work to get more people into skilled jobs, through a new leader board unveiled as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2019
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Speech: Children and Families Minister announces new early years funding

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 16:57
Nadhim Zahawi gives the keynote address at the Manchester School Readiness Conference
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Speech: Universities Minister calls for greater improvement on access

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 12:01
Chris Skidmore spoke at Nottingham Trent University outlining his priority to drive improvements in access and participation in higher education.
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