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).


 

Gender pay gaps rise at seven Whitehall departments – including equality

Government departments released figures this week showing that gender pay gap has grown in seven of the 17 main Whitehall departments.

Lifetime Skills Guarantee: free courses launch in April 2021

9 Dec 2020

Four hundred free training courses, ranging from engineering to healthcare, will be available to adults without a qualification at A-level...

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Public sector pay freeze stokes union anger

26 Nov 2020

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis describes Rishi Sunak's spending review as 'austerity, plain and simple,' as unions attack 'divisive' pay freeze.

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Union tells teachers not to engage with school reopening plans

12 May 2020

Teachers and other school staff have been told to not ‘engage’ with plans for school reopenings next month, with a...

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Apprenticeships: training providers’ body to take legal advice over support

27 Apr 2020

AELP lambasts Department for Education over failure to meet Cabinet Office obligation to support all training providers.

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Apprenticeship levy will no longer be used for MBAs

16 Apr 2020

Education secretary sides with critics of levy's use for senior management apprenticeships.

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Huge public sector redundancy payouts revealed despite ‘ban’

24 Feb 2020

Level of payouts far in excess of stated government cap of £95,000.

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‘Fake apprenticeships’ are turning training system into a farce

3 Jan 2020

The UK's training system is becoming farcical with a levy system spiralling out of financial control - we need to learn from apprenticeships in Europe, claims report.

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New teachers to receive £6,000 boost to attract the ‘best’

2 Sep 2019

Starting salaries for teachers will reach as much as £30,000 by the 2022-23 academic year under a range of plans announced today.

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‘Don’t fund level 6 and 7 apprenticeships’ say learning providers

20 Mar 2019

Training providers have called on the government to remove the highest and degree level apprenticeships from the scope of funding...

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One in five teachers stressed most of the time

25 Feb 2019

Working conditions need to improve and workloads must become more manageable if schools are to stem the number of teachers...

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Government to offer cash incentives in teacher retention battle

28 Jan 2019

Teachers are to be offered cash incentives and more support with work-life balance in a bid to attract more recruits...

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Business leaders targeted in teacher recruitment drive

22 Nov 2018

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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