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BBC News: Education

Florida shooting: Survivors reject the arming of teachers

Students from the school where 17 died in a gun attack say arming teachers would add to the danger.

Hundreds of nurses 'hit by student loan errors'

Nursing students at a number of universities struggle with student loan overpayments, says the nurses' union.

Number of secondary schools in deficit has 'trebled'

There has been a "trebling" of the number of secondaries in England which have gone into deficit.

Gender pay gap starts from graduation, data suggests

Female graduates earn less from the very start of their careers, government data suggests.

University place demand to grow by 300,000 by 2030

Demand for university places in England is set to grow by 300,000, a higher education think tank says.

'Striking weaknesses' in adult financial skills

A quarter of adults across 31 countries struggle to work out how much change they should get in a shop - research.

Omega Labyrinth Z anime game banned in the UK

A PlayStation game which "promotes the sexualisation of children" is banned in the UK.

Parents fined £24m for children's truancy and term time holidays

Some parents say they budget for the cost of term-time fines when planning their family holidays.

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Department for Education

Correspondence: Pre-warning notice to the De La Salle Academy Trust

A letter from Vicky Beer, Regional Schools Commissioner for Lancashire and West Yorkshire, to the De La Salle Academy Trust regarding the inadequate Ofsted judgement at De La Salle Academy.

Collection: Letters to academy trusts about poor performance

Updated: Added a pre-warning notice issued to the De La Salle Academy Trust and a warning notice issued to Emslie Morgan Academy.

You can find a copy of the most recent notices we’ve issued to academies on this page. See the ‘List of letters to academy trusts for poor performance’ for a full record of all the notices we’ve issued.

Correspondence: Warning notice to Emslie Morgan Academy

A letter from RSC Vicky Beer to the Liverpool City Region Academy Trust regarding the ‘inadequate’ Ofsted judgement at Emslie Morgan Academy.

Correspondence: Institute for Apprenticeships: statutory notice

A letter from Anne Milton, Minister of State for Apprenticeships, to the Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships. The minister provides the institute with further guidance on carrying out its function.

Official Statistics: Graduate outcomes (LEO): 2015 to 2016

Updated: Updated the main text to correct an error in the data label in the chart on page 1.

The longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) data includes:

information from the Department for Education (DfE) information from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

This experimental release uses LEO data to look at employment and earnings outcomes of higher education graduates 1, 2, 5 and 10 years after graduation in the tax years 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.

The outcomes update previously published figures by including data for the 2015 to 2016 tax year. This publication also includes outcomes for EU and overseas students for the first time and extends the coverage to include those that studied first degrees in further education colleges.

Higher education statistics team (LEO)

Claire Gavin
Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings
20 Great Smith Street

Phone 07384 211 094

Policy paper: Review of Children in Need

Information on the government’s policy to support children in need and build the evidence base on how to improve their educational outcomes.


details of the Review of Children in Need a call for evidence on effective practice an analysis of data covering characteristics of children in need and their outcomes from early years to adulthood

Policy paper: School exclusions review: terms of reference

The terms of reference sets out the objectives and scope for review of exclusion from school, led by Edward Timpson CBE.

A report will be available by the end of 2018.

School exclusion is when headteachers exclude pupils for a fixed period or permanently for disciplinary reasons. Information and guidance on school exclusions is also available.

Guidance: Alternative Provision Innovation Fund

The Alternative Provision Innovation Fund is a £4 million grant funding programme launched to support innovative practices that will deliver better outcomes for children in alternative provision.

These documents provide:

guidance on how to apply including the eligibility criteria, application process and assessment criteria for project proposals the application form, to be submitted by 23:59 on Sunday 22 April 2018

We’ll be holding virtual information events. Register your interest in attending these events at Alternative Provision Innovation Fund: online information events.

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Education Guardian

Good educations are being lost in the futile quest for value for money | Kena...

Students who sue universities because their degrees didn’t lead to well-paid jobs forget they were there to learn how to think

Sam Gyimah is very taken by Seven years ago, the newly elected Tory MP for East Surrey wrote an article for Conservative Home, bemoaning the fact that there existed no “ for unive...

Secret Teacher: I was undermined for a decade. Now I can call it bullying

My inspirational headteacher soon became intimidating. It ripped my life apart – but I know I’m not the only teacher who has suffered

I stared at the screen, feeling physically sick, as I read the long list of signs of bullying on a teaching union website. Excessive fear, loss of self worth, a reluctance to go to school, physical ill health inclu...

People don't trust us on NHS and schools, Theresa May admits

Prime minister to deliver speech that echoes her 2002 ‘nasty party’ comments

Theresa May is to call on the Conservative party to face up to the “political fact” that people distrust its motivations around vital public services such as the NHS and education.

In a speech that has echoes her infamous “nasty party” warning 16 years ago, the prime mini...

The Guardian view on schools and austerity: more than just a funding crisis |...

Underpaid teachers are on the frontline as the impact of cuts to other services is felt in the classroom

When the Conservatives first took Britain down the path of budget austerity in 2010, schools were meant to be protected. George Osborne, chancellor at the time, was confident in the public’s readiness to tolerate most cuts, but even he realise...

‘We're sitting on a timebomb': tower block residents on life after Grenfell

In hundreds of buildings that still have Grenfell-style cladding, people are haunted by fear

Across Britain, thousands of families went to bed last night knowing that nine months after the Grenfell Tower disaster, the walls around their homes are still fitted with panels similar to those that fuelled the fire last June.

The tension it causes is pa...

Liverpool Biennial 2018 lineup takes global view in the age of Brexit

Eurocentrism is out. This year’s art festival brings together indigenous artists from Canada and Australia, an Algerian healing garden and a British debut for veteran film-maker Agnès Varda

The Liverpool Biennial, the UK’s largest contemporary art event, has announced the lineup for this year’s special edition. To mark its 20th year the festival,...

What do students want most? To be treated with respect | Anonymous academic

I was surprised to see students at my university ask for their lecturers to talk to them ‘as though I’m a person’

I recently led a survey of students across my university at all levels of study. We wanted to discover what students felt we did well so we could encourage more of the same and celebrate our successes, hoping to improve our scores in ...

What's it like to work in the civil service if you're working class?

If you work in the civil service and are from a working class background, we want to hear your stories

The civil service’s fast stream recruitment programme has come under fire after figures showed it disproportionately attracted and favoured applicants from fee-paying schools.

Related: Civil service fast stream favours private school applicants...

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