Speech: Inspection of apprenticeships from May 2017 | HM Government

Thank you Kirsty, and good afternoon ladies and gentleman. It is a great pleasure to be here and my thanks to Nick and Shane at FE Week for inviting me to talk about the future of inspection. I was delighted yesterday when Nick started to talk about quality during his opening speech. And indeed quality […

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Press release: New report with practical advice for teachers on pupil behaviour | HM Government

An independent review providing practical guidance to teachers about how to tackle bad behaviour in the classroom has been published today (24 March 2017). Teacher and behaviour expert Tom Bennett spent several months meeting classroom teachers and leaders from a variety of schools to identify successful strategies used to tackle disruptive behaviour. His report ‘Creating […

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News story: UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax-Free Childcare | HM Government

Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website. The introduction of the government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme will begin on 28 April, for parents of the youngest children. It will be gradually rolled out over 2017 – cutting childcare costs for […

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Press release: Innovative projects to get £36 million funding boost | HM Government

This post was originally published on this siteThirty-six million pounds is to be awarded to projects across the country that help improve the lives of vulnerable children, the Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families Edward Timpson has announced today (Monday 20 March 2017). The 11 ambitious plans will help children who have been exposed to […

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Press release: Spam email alert | HM Government

This post was originally published on this siteIf you receive a suspicious looking email claiming to be from Ofsted, please delete it. It has been brought to our attention that some people have received spam emails, purportedly sent from an ofsted.gov.uk email account, prompting them to confirm their payment details via PayPal. Please be aware that […

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News story: Top-quality training providers announced in new register | HM Government

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department for Education (DfE) and the Skills Finding Agency (SFA) have today (14 March 2017) published a new register of apprenticeship training providers, making sure that anyone taking an apprenticeship is doing so with a top-quality, registered provider of apprenticeships. For the first time, this also means […

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Speech: Justine Greening: teacher development key to school improvement | HM Government

This post was originally published on this siteThank you Malcolm, and thank you for the excellent work you have done as interim General Secretary. I’d like to congratulate Geoff on his election – I look forward to us working together over the coming years. And I want to thank ASCL for its constructive support since […

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