Key mentions

The Sutton Trust’s Science Shortfall research was cited in a Commons research briefing paper on teacher recruitment and retention in England.

Rupa Huq mentioned the Sutton Trust’s research on children’s centres in oral education questions.

The Education Select Committee published a report on its inquiry into early years, which cites written evidence submitted by the Sutton Trust, along with the Trust’s early years research.

Sutton Trust research on postgraduate loans has been cited in a House of Commons Library briefing on postgraduate loans in England.

Sutton Trust research on part-time study has been cited in a Commons Library briefing paper on part-time undergraduate students in England.

The Sutton Trust were mentioned in a debate on the costs and benefits of free childcare in the Commons.

Key announcements

The DfE announced new projects trialling ways of improving the home learning environment to be run by the Education Endowment Foundation and SHINE.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds announced the new teacher recruitment and retention strategy, including an Early Careers Framework which will provide support for early career teachers.

The DfE launched the second round of the Selective Schools Expansion Fund, investing another £50m for grammars to create more school places if they demonstrate a strategy for improving access.

Over 150 MPs signed a cross-party letter asking the Chancellor of the Exchequer to increase funding for FE colleges in the Spending Review.

The Education and Skills Funding Agency announced that the maximum amount of unused apprenticeship funds that levy-paying employers can transfer to other employers will be increasing from 10% to 25% in April 2019.

In a speech to the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership, Damian Hinds set out five foundations for building character and resilience that he wanted to cultivate in schools.

The DfE announced new guidance setting out legal rights and obligations on free speech at universities.

The Government announced proposals for new guidance on relationship, sex and health education in schools.

Contracts to develop and deliver the first three T Levels have been awarded to Pearson and NCFE.