Key mentions 

The Sutton Trust’s latest teacher polling was mentioned throughout a debate in the Commons on school funding, cited by Anne Main, Tim Loughton, Thelma Walker and Bambos Charalambous.

Justin Madders cited the Sutton Trust’s Parliamentary Privilege research in a debate in the Commons on Proportional Representation. 

The Sutton Trust’s Leading People research has been cited in a House of Commons Library briefing on careers guidance

Key appointments 

Dominic Herrington has been confirmed as National Schools Commissioner after holding the position on an interim basis since September 2018. 

Key announcements 

The Social Mobility Commission published the State of the Nation 2018-19 report, finding that social mobility in Britain has “stagnated”.

Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi announced a £30,000 grant to support a scheme to encourage more men to take up careers in nurseries and early years settings. 

At the NEU teaching conference, Jeremy Corbyn pledged to scrap primary school SATs if Labour were elected. 

Skills Minister Anne Milton announced new, free qualifications to help adults improve their digital skills which will be available in 2020. 

The DfE announced that free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from early next year.

New relationships and sex education regulations were passed in the Lords, and will become law from September 2020.