May 2018 – Westminster Roundup

EEF/Sutton Trust mentions

Schools minister Nick Gibb was questioned by the Education Select Committee. In this session, Robert Halfon cited EEF evidence on one-to-one tuition.

Nadhim Zahawi mentioned the Sutton Trust’s research on children’s centres in an answer in the Commons on early years.

Rachel Maclean cited Sutton Trust Leading People research in a debate on public legal education.

Lord Storey mentioned Sutton Trust research on grammar schools in a debate on the Schools that Work for Everyone consultation in the House of Lords.

Robert Halfon mentioned the work of the EEF in a debate on the Schools that Work for Everyone consultation.

Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi mentioned the EEF in answers in the Commons on support for children in need, underachievement in working class areas, the attainment gap, children in need as they reach adulthood, and two answers on the £5m home learning environment fund which can be found here and here.

Key announcements

The Government has published their response to the ‘Schools that work for everyone’ green paper which was announced in late 2016. The Government announced several measures designed to create new school places, including the expansion of faith schools, and a £50m fund to expand the number of places at grammar schools that agree to improve access for disadvantaged children.

The Department for Education has announced a £5m scheme run by the EEF to trial projects to provide parents with practical advice to help their children learn new words through simple steps like reading and singing nursery rhymes.

The Education Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the impact of early years on a child’s life chances.

The government has responded to the Education Select Committee’s report on the future of the Social Mobility Commission. In this response, Dame Martina Milburn has been put forward as the preferred candidate for the new Chair of the Social Mobility Commission.

The DfE has announced a pilot of the post-16 basics maths premium, which will test the impact of additional funding in improving the quality of teaching and learning of maths.

2018-05-30T09:26:03+00:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: Policy Advocacy, Policy News|

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