EEF/Sutton Trust mentions

Key announcements 

  • Lord Holmes’ private members bill to limit unpaid work experience or internships to four weeks has passed through the House of Lords.
  • The Education Select Committee has launched an inquiry into funding for schools and colleges in England. Among other issues, MPs will look into the effectiveness of targeted funding such as the pupil premium and the implementation of the national funding formula.
  • Head of Research at the EEF, Danielle Mason, gave evidence at the Scottish Education and Skills Select Committee as part of its inquiry on attainment and achievement of school aged children experiencing poverty.
  • The student loan repayment threshold has increased from £21,000 – students who have taken out loans since 2012 will now begin paying back once they earn over £25,000 a year.