Press release: PM: mental health training for teachers will “make a real difference to children’s lives” | HM Government

The government’s pledge to transform mental health services for young people has taken an important step forward with teachers and staff across the country starting training to identify and respond to early signs of mental health problems among pupils. Delivered by the social enterprise organisation Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, the training was originally […]

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News story: Secondary school staff get mental health ‘first aid’ training | HM Government

From June 2017, teachers in secondary schools around the country will take part in a new training programme to help them identify and respond to early signs of mental health issues in children. The programme, backed in the first year by £200,000 in government funding, and delivered by the social enterprise Mental Health First Aid, […]

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Speech: Amanda Spielman’s speech at the Festival of Education | HM Government

Enriching the fabric of education Thank you for inviting me here today. It may surprise you to know that, despite numerous invitations from the likes of Leeds, Reading and Glastonbury, this is in fact the only festival I have spoken at since taking up post at Ofsted. And I’m delighted to be here. I have […]

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News story: Universities rated in Teaching Excellence Framework | HM Government

The Higher Education Funding Council for England has today (22 June 2017) published the first set of ratings for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). It has revealed that the majority of UK universities are offering quality teaching to their students – 59 providers were rated ‘gold’, 116 rated ‘silver’ and 56 rated ‘bronze’. The ratings […]

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Speech: Justine Greening speaks at Social Mobility Employer Index launch | HM Government

Speaking on Wednesday 21 June 2017 at the Guildhall, London, alongside David Johnston, Chief Executive of the Social Mobility Foundation, and Alan Milburn, Chair of the Social Mobility Commission, at an event marking the publication of Social Mobility Employer Index, Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening said: Thank you very much Alan [Milburn – […]

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News story: Ofsted launches point-in-time questionnaires | HM Government

Ofsted has today (Monday 19 June) issued its annual point-in-time questionnaires to children’s social services. The questionnaires are about children’s homes, fostering services, adoption agencies, adoption support agencies and residential family centres. Ofsted inspectors want to hear what children and young people, staff, social workers and other professionals have to say about these services. Their […]

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News story: Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017 | HM Government

MBE Paul Matthew Adams Lately G7, Assessment, Curriculum and Qualifications Group, Department for Education. For services to the Department for Education and to the community in Basildon MBE Norma Alcock Volunteer, NSPCC. For services to Vulnerablel Children MBE Julie Anne Allen Headteacher, Birkwood Primary School, Barnsley. For services to education MBE Mohammad Ashfaq Founder and […]

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