Department for Education

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Pupil numbers in England set to shrink by almost 1 million in 10 years
Government forecast anticipates 12% decline, mainly due to fewer births, with surplus school places in years ahead

Sally Weale Education correspondent

14, Jul, 2022 @3:26 PM

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NHS to miss out on recruiting thousands of nurses if BTecs are scrapped
Hospital bosses issue warning as government moves to end technical qualifications for healthcare students

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

12, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Michelle Donelan: rewarded for her loyalty and no-nonsense attitude
Profile: the new education secretary oversaw reforms to student loans and riled vice-chancellors as universities minister

Richard Adams, Education editor

05, Jul, 2022 @10:37 PM

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More pupils in England and Wales unable to afford school meals, say caterers
Effect of cost of living crisis also felt by canteens struggling to provide beef and chicken, finds trade body survey

Richard Adams Education editor

04, Jul, 2022 @3:35 PM

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Teaching unions warn of strikes in England despite reports of improved pay offer
Review body said to have told DfE 3% rise inadequate and instead recommended 5%

Richard Adams Education editor

01, Jul, 2022 @1:54 PM

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Nadhim Zahawi makes U-turn on schools bill after criticism
Minister scraps plans to increase DfE control of academy trusts, derided as ‘ridiculous attempt to centralise power in Whitehall’

Richard Adams Education editor

30, Jun, 2022 @1:25 PM

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Ex-education secretary Gavin Williamson takes £50k second job with education firm
Exclusive: former minister will spend 80 hours a year chairing advisory board of RTC Education

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

29, Jun, 2022 @4:30 PM

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English schools warn of acute teacher shortages without ‘inflation plus’ pay deal
Figures show impact of pay on recruitment as unions tell education secretary to compensate for inflation or face strikes

Richard Adams Education editor

22, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Student loan interest rate to be capped at 7.3% in autumn, says DfE
Ministers intervene to stop interest rate in England and Wales reaching 12% with inflation by September

Richard Adams Education editor

11, Jun, 2022 @8:15 AM

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Nearly one in three children in north-east England on free school meals
Figures shows 10% rise in FSM across England and school leaders say real child poverty level is even higher

Richard Adams Education editor

09, Jun, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Dear Nadhim Zahawi, do you think curbs on university entrance will be levelling up? | Michael Rosen
Even the DfE’s own assessment has found restricting access to loans would shut out ethnic minority students

Michael Rosen

04, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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QC to examine NUS president election in antisemitism inquiry
Rebecca Tuck says internal investigation into president-elect Shaima Dallali will take priority

Richard Adams Education editor

01, Jun, 2022 @6:56 PM

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