Education in the Media: Wednesday 17 October 2018 | Media Officer

Today’s Education in the Media blog focuses on alternative provision, a new report from the Children’s Commissioner, and the funding going into Further Education.

Alternative Provision

Today, Wednesday 17 October, the Education Secretary Damian Hinds, is taking part in a roundtable event at the Centre for Social Justice to discuss alternative provision. This comes on the same day that we release our response to the Education Select Committee’s report on alternative provision. This has received coverage from the Times, the Telegraph and the Daily Mail.

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Education in the Media: Tuesday 16 October 2018 | Media Officer

 

Today our blog looks at how we are promoting the arts in the school curriculum.
Arts Subjects

Today, Tuesday 16 October, the Tate and the Royal Shakespeare Company released the findings of their Time For Change Study, which examines the presence of arts subjects in schools. This was covered by BBC News.

Our ambition is for students to study a broad and balanced curriculum of which arts subjects play a key role. Many students take part in the arts as extra curriculum activities by singing in choirs, playing on orchestras and bands, and acting in school plays.

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Education Secretary: What makes the German and Dutch technical education systems so successful | Media Officer

The Education Secretary Damian Hinds recently embarked on a fact finding mission to Germany and the Netherlands as part of his commitment to ensuring every child in this country will have a well-rounded, world-class education – regardless of whether they choose a technical or academic route – so that Britain is fit for the future.

He has written for the DfE Media Blog to round up his thoughts following the visit.

A few weeks ago I embarked on a fascinating five-day fact-finding visit to Germany and the Netherlands. I went to find out more about how these countries approach technical…

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Education in the Media: Monday 15 October 2018 | Media Officer

Today’s blog marks the start of National Adoption Week and Colleges Week.

National Adoption Week

Today, Monday 15 October, marks the start of National Adoption Week. This week offers the chance to raise awareness about adoption, encourage others to consider adoption and also appreciate the families who have helped to transform the lives of their children.

Adoption offers a fantastic opportunity for both a family and a child to enrich their lives. The Adoption Support Fund has helped this process by providing more than £90 million, supporting thousands of families across England since…

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Education in the Media: Friday 12 October 2018 | Media Officer

 

Today our Education in the Media blog focuses on the Secretary of State’s visit to Norwich, our position on mobile phones, and the funding going into rural schools.

Secretary of State visits Norwich

Today, Friday 12 October, the Secretary of State has visited City College Norwich to coincide with the announcement from the Skills Minister on the first successful providers to receive funding from the Taking Teaching Further programme. The Secretary of State will also use this chance to talk about Opportunity Areas.

Taking Teaching Further was launched in June and is a £5 million…

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Education in the Media: Thursday 11 October 2018 | Media Officer

Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at the presence of black history in the National Curriculum, and the new EPI report on University Technical Colleges.

Black History

Today, Thursday 11 October, the Opposition issued a press release, calling for black history to be taught in the National Curriculum. This was covered by the Independent, the Telegraph, the Mirror and the Daily Mail.

The current National Curriculum already offers schools the chance to cover significant figures and events in black history, inside and outside of the United Kingdom.

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Education in the Media: Wednesday 10 October 2018 | Media Officer

Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at World Mental Health day, and a number of new measures announced by the government to tackle mental health issues. We also focus on how to close attainment gaps across the country.

Mental Health

Today, Wednesday 10 October, to mark World Mental Health Day, the Prime Minister announced a series of new measures to help tackle mental health issues. The announcement has been  covered prominently  by the Independent, the Sun, the Express, the Telegraph, and the Daily Mail.

The new measures include a new annual ‘State of the Nation’ report on…

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