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....There has been a sharp rise in the number of children missing school in England because of unauthorised family holidays, according to the latest government figures. While overall pupil absence rates have remained stable and are at a historic low, figures published by the Department for Education reveal that an additional 100,000 children missed school for an unauthorised family holiday in 2015/16 compared with the previous year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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100,000 more children missed school for family holiday last year, figures show image
....There has been a sharp rise in the number of children missing school in England because of unauthorised family holidays, according to the latest government figures. While overall pupil absence rates have remained stable and are at a historic low, figures published by the Department for Education reveal that an additional 100,000 children missed school for an unauthorised family holiday in 2015/16 compared with the previous year. ...
Soft drinks tax raises less money than forecast as firms cut sugar content image
....”. He said £1bn from the tax, set at 18p a litre or 24p for the sweetest drinks, would go to the Department for Education to fund sport in schools. ...
Closed doors? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:04:15 AM
....Annual figures published by the Office for National Statistics last week showed numbers of overseas students had dipped by more than 40,000. But a Department for Education spokesman said the UK will continue to value the contribution of overseas staff to universities. ...
Universities minister announces sale of student loan book image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 03:28:59 PM
....In the latest sell-off, loans and collections will continue to be administered by the Student Loans Company. Lewis has had meetings with the Department for Education to discuss his concerns. ...
Sir David Clementi: City grandee ready to do the business at the BBC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 04:40:51 PM
....Muzio settled in London, where he became a piano maker and raised a family who went on to become equally successful. David Clementi’s paternal grandfather became governor of Hong Kong, while his maternal grandfather was a permanent secretary at the Department for Education. ...
Charity helping ethnic minority interns loses government funding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 08:00:20 AM
....A charity that provides young black and ethnic minority people with paid training opportunities in creative and media companies, including the BBC and ITV, is facing closure after the government withdrew more than £2m of funding for the scheme. The programme by diversity charity Creative Access was funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Bis) until June this year, when responsibility for the apprenticeship and internship agenda was moved into the Department for Education under Theresa May’s new government. ...
Chaotic careers education harms economy, says Ofsted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 03:28:00 PM
.... . A Department for Education spokeswoman said the government planned to invest £90m on careers guidance over four years, including The Careers and Enterprise Company and telephone support for thousands of teenagers through the National Careers Service. ...
Beware, Black Friday is spreading | Tim Dowling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 07:46:14 PM
....These are challenging times for Daily Mail readers, with so few certainties to peddle. On one page a story about “alt-right” irritant Milos Yiannopoulis not being allowed to speak at his old grammar (the school’s decision, although the Department for Education’s counter-extremism unit got involved) is headlined “CENSORED!” On another, a presenter’s not-very-good impression of Melania Trump is labelled potentially racist. ...
Workers 'cutting hours' because of childcare costs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 03:04:31 AM
....Adam Marshall, director general of the BCC, said the government should consider the childcare system as part of Britain's core business infrastructure - "in the same way that it thinks of energy, transport, or broadband". A Department for Education spokesman said that in England, from September, parents would have up to 30 hours of childcare a week for three- and four-year-olds, "helping to remove the barriers that can stop them from working". ...
Teachers priced out of house market as property prices soar to 11 times earnings image
....Schools, he suggests, should also try to encourage local people who may already be on the housing ladder to switch careers into teaching. A spokesperson for the Department for Education says: “Building the homes this country needs is an absolute priority for this government, and we have set out the most ambitious housing programme in a generation, including doubling the affordable housing budget to £8bn for 400,000 more homes. ...
Foster care workers vote to form first ever trade union image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 02:22:25 AM
....Their vote at a meeting in Parliament on Monday was supported by shadow chancellor John McDonnell. The Department for Education said it was launching a fundamental review of fostering across the country. ...
Apprenticeships plan 'needs to be linked to economy' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 11:38:17 PM
....A minister said employers are creating training places to meet their needs. The report says the Department for Education (DfE), which was recently given overall responsibility for the apprenticeships programme, has not yet set out how the increase in apprenticeship numbers will lead to increased productivity. ...
Free childcare policy may leave nurseries struggling to cope image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of September 2016 03:13:37 PM
....”. A spokesman for the Department for Education said it had received huge demand from local areas keen to take part in the pilots. ...
Jobs market shrinks for new graduates, survey suggests image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 12:44:33 AM
.... . The Department for Education said graduates continued to have "stronger employment outcomes, earning on average £9,500 a year more than non-graduates". ...

Five-year-old girl accused of ‘sex attack’ amid surge in school allegations
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....”. A spokesman for the Department for Education said: “Schools are safe places and crime is very rare but any offence must be reported to the police. ...

Legacy of London Olympics 'betrayed' as two school playing fields sold off every week and number of sport coaches plummet
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....”. However a Department for Education spokesman said: “These school playing field figures represent a tiny proportion of the total playing field land across the country and consent has only been granted where schools have demonstrated there is no impact on their sports curriculum. ...
Parents are paying the price for raising Olympic stars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of August 2016 06:00:26 AM
.... Swimmers at the top, on the whole, are from middle-class backgrounds. Government-funded organisations such as charity SportsAid and Sport England pump money into schemes to get kids active, and the Department for Education invests £150m a year through PE lessons and the ring-fenced primary school sport premium. ...
Maintenance grants scrapped for poorest students image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 08:47:18 AM
....Speaking in January, Jo Johnson, the universities and science minister, said the maintenance grant change “helps balance the need to ensure that affordability is not a barrier to higher education, while ensuring that higher education is funded in a fair and sustainable way”. The Department for Education declined to comment further on Monday. ...

Parents and teachers should report homophobic, racist and religious bullying to the police, says Amber Rudd
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....It comes after official figures suggested that young people account for one in 10 victims of religious hate crime and 8 per cent of race hate crime. The Department for Education and the Department for Communities and Local Government is currently working on new teaching materials. ...

Theresa May plans new immigration crackdown on student visas 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of July 2016 09:00:00 PM
....But Mrs May’s team believe further restrictions on international students could significantly help to reduce net migration. Government sources indicated that Home Office and Department for Education officials are likely to be ordered to examine what more can be done to tighten the student visa regime. ...
Childcare costs denying working families a good living standard – study image
.... “The overall impression is that the priority is to provide and maintain a standard of living that protects children from the effects of austerity and promotes a healthy and happy childhood while still operating within a constrained budget,” the study says. A Department for Education spokesperson said: “We know that access to high-quality, affordable childcare is vital for millions of parents and carers across the country. ...
Employers warn of widening skills shortage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 18th of July 2016 11:36:46 PM
....". A spokeswoman for the Department for Education said: "We are introducing the apprenticeship levy so that businesses have the talent they need to grow and thrive. ...
May adds energy policy to Business department image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of July 2016 05:08:04 PM
....As a result, the Department of Energy and Climate Change has been disbanded eight years after it was set up. Oversight of universities, further education, skills and apprenticeships has been transferred to the Department for Education. ...
90,000 parents fined for taking children out of school in term-time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 11:01:28 PM
....Related: The Guardian view on term-time holidays: give them a break | Editorial. In 2013, the Department for Education (DfE) tightened up the rules, decreeing that headteachers could authorise absences during term-time only in “exceptional circumstances” such as funerals. ...
30-hour free childcare pledge in jeopardy, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of June 2016 07:48:57 AM
....”. The committee recommends that the Department for Education (DfE) use pilots of the scheme to test whether nurseries and childminders are able to meet the expected demand. ...
Are England’s academies becoming a cash cow for business? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 08:00:18 AM
....9m in such payments, known as “related party transactions”, were made, albeit this time reported in publicly available accounts following pressure from government regulators. The Department for Education said all the payments should have been declared in their accounts at the earliest opportunity to avoid a perception of a conflict of interest. ...
Minister tells schools to ignore high court ruling on term-time holidays image
....Last month the high court ruled in favour of Jon Platt, who took his daughter out of school on the Isle of Wight last year for a family holiday during term time that the girl’s school had refused to authorise. The ruling threatened to erode the Department for Education’s strict new rules, which were introduced in 2013, that headteachers could only authorise absences during term time in “exceptional circumstances” such as funerals. ...
Alan Sugar named Tory enterprise tsar despite past criticism of Osborne image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of May 2016 10:24:37 AM
.... The businesswoman Karren Brady, who is Sugar’s assistant on the show, is a Tory peer. A statement from the government said Sugar’s work would be supported by the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. ...
Gender pay gap has barely improved in four years, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of March 2016 12:01:24 AM
.... Women hold 59% of minimum wage jobs and female part time workers occupy 41% of those jobs – almost twice their share of all jobs. She said it was “slightly disgraceful” that a consultation by the Department for Education made no reference to flexible working until Nicky Morgan, education secretary and equalities minister, put things right after appearing at the committee. ...
Working parents stymied as childcare shuts for Easter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of March 2016 08:36:09 PM
.... Government figures show a growing crisis and 4Children warns of a knock-on effect on working parents and those – mostly women – seeking to rejoin the workforce. Research published this month by the Department for Education surveyed parents in England on their views and experiences of childcare. ...
Osborne considers compulsory maths lessons for under-18s image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 07:28:33 PM
....Related: A good memory is not a sign of education | Letters. A Department for Education spokesperson stressed the chancellor had announced a review and no final decisions had been made, but ministers are known to be concerned that far fewer students continue to study maths to 18 in England than in comparable countries. ...
Our columnists’ verdict on the 2016 budget | Anne Perkins, Aditya Chakrabortty, Gaby Hinsliff, Polly Toynbee image
.... There is no news yet of any kind of redistribution or rate support scheme that used to make sure poorer councils remain able to provide essential services. And having been impoverished, councils will also lose control of schools as every primary and secondary is forced to become an academy funded directly from the Department for Education. ...
Surveillance state: fingerprinting pupils raises safety and privacy concerns image
....”. The Department for Education doesn’t track how many schools use biometric systems, but in 2014, campaigning group Big Brother Watch estimated that more than a million secondary schoolchildren had handed over their fingerprints. ...
Family holidays – would staggered school terms help keep the cost down? image
....If schools are amenable to the council’s idea, more concrete consultations with schools and parents will then begin, with a final decision expected in the summer. The news was welcomed by the Department for Education, along with Abta, the travel association, which for years has been calling for local authorities in different regions of the UK to spread out school holidays. ...
A high-powered network: how Google became embedded in British politics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of January 2016 07:00:10 AM
....2006 Former trade union and government spokesman David John “DJ” Collins, who is a close friend of David Miliband and advised on his failed bid to lead the Labour party, joins Google as its UK and Ireland PR boss. Collins was head of news at the Department for Education and Skills when Miliband was schools secretary. ...
Treasury hires RBS and Barclays to run state bank accounts image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 06:00:02 PM
Stricter rules on free childcare cut number of eligible families by third image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 08:15:59 PM
.... In addition, parents will qualify only if they work at least 16 hours a week, up from the eight hours previously stipulated. The changes are expected to result in savings of £215m for the Department for Education by 2020. ...
Half-term holidays cost up to three times as much image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of October 2015 10:13:57 AM
.... Six months after the holiday, and shortly before he was due to face trial, magistrates told Platt he had no case to answer. On Wednesday the LGA, which represents 370 councils across the country, called for headteachers to be allowed to give reasonable consideration to term-time leave requests, and for a change in the rules from the Department for Education. ...
End of school uniform rip-off: Crippling prices AGAINST THE LAW, says regulator  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 16th of October 2015 11:04:00 AM
....Ann Pope, CMA senior director, said: "Buying school uniforms can be very expensive and particularly hits low income families and those with a number of children, so it is important parents and carers are able to shop around. "We urge everyone involved to ensure that they are providing a good service to parents and carers and complying with Department for Education guidance. ...
Contracts 'raise school uniform prices' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of October 2015 10:30:53 AM
.... . Guidance for schools in England set by the Department for Education says that schools and governing bodies should ensure parents are getting good value for money. ...
Parents pay millions more than needed for school uniforms, says watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of October 2015 10:27:55 AM
....”. It is advising school governing bodies to call for a review of uniform arrangements to ensure there is competition between suppliers and retailers, and is urging headteachers to listen to parents, take note of Department for Education (DfE) guidance and prioritise value for money when choosing uniform policy. ...
Free childcare pledge may lead to fewer nursery places, says union image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of September 2015 11:01:03 PM
....Related: Nurseries challenge David Cameron's pledge to double free childcare. Russell Hobby, the NAHT’s general secretary, said pressures on primary schools could lead to a “perverse outcome to the government’s strategy” of fewer nursery places unless the Department for Education (DfE) was willing to fund expansion. ...
Chancellor unveils £4.5bn extra savings including Royal Mail stake sell-off image
....Osborne tried to minimise the impact of the cuts by saying it was expected that departments would be tightly managed so that instead of spending up to budget, departments deliver underspends. Departments across Whitehall including the Ministry of Defence, the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have agreed targets with the Treasury to deliver. ...
Free childcare: Nurseries warn Cameron's pledge may cost parents more image
....”. No 10 said the government is committed to increasing the average childcare funding rates paid to providers, with the Department for Education to shortly begin a review into rates overseen by childcare minister Sam Gyimah. ...
OECD survey highlights skills problem among young Britons image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of May 2015 08:00:33 AM
....“Many of the Neets are far from the labour market not only due to their low skills but also because they have withdrawn from the labour force,” the OECD noted. A Department for Education spokesman said: “Following years of stagnation in international education league tables, this government’s relentless focus on standards is ensuring that thousands more young people are able to read, write and add up properly. ...
Autumn statement and spending review buzzwords: a glossary of key terms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of March 2015 08:01:54 AM
.... In education, there is a government commitment to protect resource spending per pupil. But other Department for Education spending such as childcare and sixth form education is not protected. ...
Map of benefit sanctions shows cruelty, says homeless charity image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of March 2015 12:01:10 AM
....". However earlier this month, Nick Bowles, a Conservative minister in both the Department of Business and the Department for Education, was reported to have called for a re-think on the way benefits sanctions are applied. ...
Childcare charity urges all-party costs review image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 19th of February 2015 12:33:53 AM
....The findings come after the government scrapped its plan to reduce staff-to-child ratios, which was almost universally rejected as not desirable and unlikely to reduce costs. A Department for Education spokesman said: "We are pleased the report acknowledges the significant steps we have already taken to increase funding in the early years, and in particular that over the course of this Parliament we have increased funding from £2bn to £3bn a year. ...
Childcare costs up by a third in just five years image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 19th of February 2015 12:01:43 AM
...." . A Department for Education spokesman said: "We understand that the cost of childcare can be an issue for many parents, but this report only relates to the prices parents pay after they receive the Government's offer of 15 hours of free childcare. ...
Pupils to learn about mortgages in 'real life' maths course image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of December 2014 12:20:07 PM
.... . On Friday, the Department for Education announced that six qualifications had been formally accredited as part of the core maths system. ...
'Scrap ban' on term-time holidays image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of October 2014 11:03:31 PM
....But the Local Government Association says the new rules do not recognise the complexities of family life. A Department for Education spokeswoman said heads still had flexibility. ...
Young people lack workplace skills, firms say in survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of October 2014 01:32:47 AM
....The chambers called for universal work experience in all secondary schools. The Department for Education said it was looking at more ways to help schools and businesses co-operate. ...
UK schools are failing entrepreneurs image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of September 2014 05:00:14 AM
.... . “If we are to encourage future generations to start up and scale up their businesses in the UK it’s time to get Vince Cable, BIS [the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills] and the Department for Education to address them. ...
Parents pay £21,000 more to live near top state schools image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of August 2014 09:38:36 AM
.... . The study looked at house price sales figures from the Land Registry and GCSE performance data from the Department for Education. ...
Underprivileged two-year-olds being declined by 'middle-class' nurseries image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of August 2014 08:31:13 PM
....Other organisations said the funding arrangements made taking poorer children economically unviable. The Department for Education offers £5. ...
Comment: UK needs strategy to maintain booming economy image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 17th of August 2014 12:01:00 AM
....However, if the Foreign Office were to provide more help to companies planning to go or who are already on the ground overseas, that would be just as helpful. The Department for Education needs to go further to drive up standards in our schools and universities. ...
Lack of foreign-language skills ‘threatens the UK economy’ image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Sunday 13th of July 2014 11:00:26 PM
.... We are supporting this approach because it includes employers, political parties and universities, all making a commitment to address the issue,” he added. A Department for Education spokesman said it was driving a “languages revival” after “years of decline”, making it compulsory for children to learn a language from seven to 14, and will spend £350,000 on improving languages teaching over the next year. ...
Public sector strikes hit schools and services around the UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of July 2014 05:16:19 PM
....Teachers, firefighters and council workers joined the strike, which follows disputes with the government over pay, pensions and cuts. Thousands of pupils were affected as some 6,000 schools in England closed, the Department for Education said. ...
'Salary premium' for private school pupils image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of July 2014 02:15:44 AM
....". A Department for Education spokesman said: "Our reforms are closing the gap between the rich and poor and allowing thousands more children to go to good state schools. ...
Want to make children happier and wealthier? Teach them more maths image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 27th of June 2014 02:28:10 PM
.... . Another role occupying much of my time is as non-executive director of the Department for Education (DfE). ...
Foreign languages 'shortfall' for business, CBI says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 21st of June 2014 11:33:01 PM
....". A Department for Education spokeswoman said the proportion of teenagers taking a language GCSE fell from 75% in 2002 to 43% in 2010, but exam changes have meant the figure rose to 49% last year. ...
General Election 2015: Nick Clegg demands £10bn extra for education as the price of coalition image
....Mr Cummings said schools should stop being “cottage industries” and join together to emulate supermarket chains to push up standards. He suggested that under a future Conservative government, schools would increasingly be run in “chains”, possibly by the private sector, that would control standards and be responsible to the Department for Education. ...
Diary: The award for returning safety awards goes to nuclear giant AWE image
.... At the height of the jitters last week, attention was also drawn to a letter in the Times by one Paul Twyman. He said there has long been "a problem with the culture of the Department for Education. ...
Yes, let's reward those with a true hunger for higher education image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of June 2014 11:06:04 PM
. Interesting to see the new Department for Education study urging universities to consider lowering entry requirements for state-school pupils. ...
Dear Mr Gove: You are too unexpert to determine young people's reading image
.... Short of wishing to insult people, there is no way that this term covers Ireland post-1921, though I can see, in your sweep through your library, that it would cunningly allow you to include Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde and early Bernard Shaw. I would love to see the kind of petty arguments that might flow between a GCSE exam board and the Department for Education over whether the board would be allowed to include Joyce's Dubliners and even Heaney, within your geographic limitations. ...

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