Key mentions

The Sutton Trust’s Elitist Britain 2019 research was cited in a Westminster Hall debate in the Commons on the BBC by Clive Lewis.

Universities Minister Chris Skidmore mentioned the Sutton Trust’s Pay As You Go? research in a speech on access and participation at the University of Birbeck.

The Sutton Trust’s research was mentioned throughout a debate on apprenticeships in the House of Lords.

Paul Farrelly tabled a parliamentary question in the Commons on the Sutton Trust’s Elitist Britain research.

Mike Kane cited the Sutton Trust’s research on children’s centres and part-time study in a debate in the House of Commons.

Sir David Evennett tabled a parliamentary question on the Sutton Trust’s Elitist Britain 2019 recommendations.

Baroness Deech mentioned the Sutton Trust’s Home and Away statistics in a debate in the Lords on the Augar post-18 Education and Funding Review.

Justin Madders mentioned the Sutton Trust’s Elitist Britain 2019 research on the increase of privately educated permanent secretaries in topical questions to the Cabinet Office.

Key appointments

Boris Johnson has been appointed Prime Minister, after beating Jeremy Hunt in the Conservative leadership contest.

Gavin Williamson has replaced Damian Hinds as Secretary of State for Education.

Jo Johnson has been appointed Minister of State for Universities.

Kemi Badenoch has replaced Nadhim Zahawi as the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families.

Munira Mirza has been named as Head of the No 10 Policy Unit.

Dominic Cummings has been appointed as Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister.

Key announcements

The DfE launched a new national campaign aiming to boost early literacy and communication, including a new three year ‘Hungry Little Minds’ campaign to help parents with early learning and the creation of up to 1,800 new school-based nursery places in disadvantaged areas.

The DfE have agreed to a partially funded pay rise for teachers by 2.75% in the next academic year.

The DfE announced that a panel of experts will advise on developing new qualifications for teachers to help them develop and progress their careers in non-leadership roles.

The DfE announced that Level 4 and 5 qualifications that sit between A Level and degrees will be rebadged as Higher Technical Qualifications and quality approved, with a review of the qualifications and a public campaign to promote them proposed.

The Education Select Committee launched an inquiry examining the benefits of adult skills and lifelong learning to the individual, society and the wider economy.

Former Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans for a new body, the Office for Tackling Injustices (OfTI), to monitor government efforts to tackle “deep-seated societal injustice”.

The DfE announced a new programme, backed by £500,000, aiming to open up independent school places to children in care.

The DfE announced that an advisory group led by Malcolm Trobe will lead a review into updating the Headteachers Standard to support heads on training, appraisal and recruitment.