Government announces 130 new free schools
According to the government, over 69,000 places will be created in new free schools, aiming to provide parents with the choice of a good school place for children.
Education: What does the passing of the Technical and FE Bill mean for the sector?
On the 27th of April, the Queen signed the Technical and Further Education Bill, transferring the bill into law. This was done ahead of Parliament’s dissolution on May 3rd. What does this mean for the education sector?
Universities to see funding increase following Brexit
The education select committee has announced that universities in the UK will see their funding increase after Brexit, it has been reported.
Government invests in tech to address UK skills gap
Learning and Development professionals from across the UK are welcoming a new government strategy to place importance on skills and training specifically in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
MPs demand national strategy for adult learning
After major cuts to skills funding, the government are under increasing pressure to produce a national strategy for adult education.
Ofsted: Pupils leaving school unready for work
Education watchdog Ofsted believes that a lack of an “overarching government strategy” is resulting in a generation of pupils leaving school unprepared for the world of work.
Virtual College course boosts understanding of importance of relationships for children’s brain development
Virtual College has worked in association with Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk to create a series of online learning resources that will help all professionals caring for babies and young children in understanding how the attachment process works.
Schools with poor careers service should be downgraded, claims committee
Schools in the UK that offer low-quality careers advice should be downgraded in Ofsted inspections, according to a report from the Commons Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and Economy.
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