Key mentions

The Sutton Trust’s apprenticeships polling and Life Lessons report were both referenced by The Lord Bishop of Ely and Lord Nash respectively in a debate on careers advice.

Sarah Jones mentioned the Sutton Trust’s Stop Start report in a sitting of the Offensive Weapons Bill.

The EEF have been mentioned by schools minister Nick Gibb in a response to a petition on school funding in Tiverton and Honiton.

Sutton Trust’s Life Lessons research and the EEF’s literature review of the Impact of Non-cognitive Skills on Outcomes for Young People have been cited in a research briefing on Developing non-academic skills.

The EEF have been mentioned as a What Works Centre in a research briefing on Supporting children in need into adulthood, in an answer by Nadhim Zahawi from July.

Key announcements

At the Labour Party conference, Jeremy Corbyn pledged to extend the free childcare scheme to all parents of two-, three- and four-year-olds, and shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said that a future Labour government would scrap the academies and free schools programme.

Schools minister Nick Gibb has confirmed that the DfE are scrapping plans to fund transport for FSM-eligible pupils to attend grammar schools, and that the budget for this has not been reallocated to the DfE.

In her speech at the Lib Dem conference last weekend, education spokesperson Layla Moran criticised the government’s expansion of grammar schools, and called for an overhaul of league tables, a review of the charitable status of private schools, and a pay rise for teachers.

MSPs voted to pass a Conservative motion calling for a halt to the P1 assessments for 5-year-olds.

Labour announced plans to tackle “off-rolling” by making schools accountable for the exam results of students who leave until they have another permanent school place.

Universities minister Sam Gyimah committed £1m to the US-UK Fulbright Programme, saying that the money will help more young people to experience the word-class education that both countries have to offer.