The Prime Minister highlighted the importance of education and skills in her first Cabinet meeting, the Education Secretary issued a statement on schools funding, MPs debated the HE Bill, and 17 reports were rushed out before the summer break.read more
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A full listing of another month of education activity as education waits to assess the future.read more
All the latest headlines, speeches, reports and topical quotes listed here from another busy month in education.read more
The main talking point this month has been the problems bubbling around the DfE over its accounts, academy plans and primary assessment arrangements.read more
Some major developments this month and not just in the Budget with announcements on school funding and school system reform, further updates on the apprenticeship levy and the FE sector area reviews, and proposals for a new QA system for HE let alone hints about a potential HE Bill.read more