Department for Education

These articles were categorised when the skills agenda was controlled by the Department for Education & Skills, from 2001 to 2007. Subsequently the government department responsible for skills is the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS).


 

Business leaders targeted in teacher recruitment drive

The government is to help fund a series of programmes aimed at getting career-changers to become teachers, in a bid...

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Retention of teachers becomes urgent as pupil numbers soar

2 Nov 2018

School leaders in the state sector face having to fill increasing numbers of vacancies, with lack of job satisfaction a...

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Labour announces plans to shake up supply teacher recruitment

25 Sep 2018

The Labour Party has announced that it would shake up how schools recruit supply teachers, claiming it would save them...

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What’s going wrong with the apprenticeship levy?

13 Jul 2018

More than a year after the apprenticeship levy came into effect, most agree that it is not going according to...

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Employment regs: what happened to the ones that got away?

20 Jun 2018

Keeping on top of employment law developments can feel like a full-time job for HR professionals, but that’s just the...

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Apprenticeship starts continue to fall a year after levy introduced

15 Jun 2018

There has been a steady decline in the number of apprenticeships begun after the apprenticeship levy was introduced last year....

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Apprenticeship starts delayed by lack of Government guidance

27 Mar 2018

The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has raised concerns that the Government is too slow to publish guidance...

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Half of top 50 worst gender pay gaps are in school academies

8 Mar 2018

Twenty three of the 50 organisations with the largest gender pay gaps so far are school academies or multi-academy trusts,...

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New careers advice strategy unveiled by Government

4 Dec 2017

The Government has promised that every school and college in the country will have a dedicated careers leader in place...

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Careers guidance failings “unacceptable” say MPs

2 Nov 2016

Government failure to address inadequacies in careers guidance is “unacceptable” according to the chairs of the Education, Skills and the...

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Government pushes ahead with apprenticeship levy

12 Aug 2016

The Department for Education has today revealed its proposals on how funding for apprenticeships will work after the apprenticeship levy...

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Apprenticeships and skills now fall under Department for Education

15 Jul 2016

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has been split up and the Government’s skills and apprenticeship policy will...

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MPs: Skills gap exacerbated by “inadequate” careers advice

5 Jul 2016

“Patchy” and inadequate career advice resulting from Government policy is worsening the skills gap in the jobs market and damaging...

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Could teacher suspensions open schools up to legal claims?

21 Jan 2015

The decision by schools to take action against staff amid confusion over child protection rules could potentially expose them to...

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NEET numbers at record low, according to government figures

25 Jun 2014

New statistics from the Department for Education (DfE) show that the number of young people not in education, employment or...

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