The opportunity to study at university should be open to anyone with the talent and potential to benefit from higher education. With students and taxpayers sharing the cost of higher education it’s right that we challenge those institutions which could appear to be more focused on ‘getting bums on seats’ than getting students into high quality courses worth paying for.
As we have improved the curriculum and reformed GCSEs and A levels, we have worked closely with Ofsted to make sure all children and young people benefit from an ambitious, broad and rounded curriculum. This framework reflects that approach and I am particularly pleased to see this alongside the enhanced focus on personal development. Together, a rounded curriculum and personal development will help prepare young people for adult life.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks to the Education World Forum and responds to media coverage on school absences. There is also good news of the Department’s work around diversity and inclusion, as well as engaging children in sport.
Today’s Education in the media blog looks at the Secretary of State’s vision for revolutionising the way technology is used in education.
Today’s Education in the media blog looks at the Children’s Commissioner’s report ‘Growing up North’ and universities opening up specialist maths schools for 16- to 19-year-olds.
Today’s news review looks at the EPI report into school funding and the launch of our review into exclusion rates, alternative provision and improving educational outcomes for children in need.
Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at topics that will be raised at the Association of School and College Leaders’ conference today and an international survey into parent’s attitudes to their children’s education.
Today’s Education in Media blog looks at news around the schools admissions code, the University College Unions strike action , education export statistics and Minister Nick Gibb’s editorial on education standards.