Department for Education

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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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Government ‘pushing England’s universities out of teacher training’ over leftwing politics
Higher education leaders say ministers think departments are full of ‘Marxists’, as top universities fail accreditation process

Anna Fazackerley

28, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Push for civil servants to return to office backfires as DfE runs out of desks
Department for Education ordered workers to spend 80% of their time in the office leading to ‘chaotic’ conditions

Richard Adams, Education editor

20, May, 2022 @12:08 PM

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UK government suspends engagement with NUS over antisemitism allegations
The education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, said he was ‘seriously concerned’ by reports of alleged antisemitism within the organisation

Richard Adams Education editor

13, May, 2022 @9:02 PM

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Universities oppose plan for student cap and loans in England
Restricting access to loans limits on ‘low value’ courses would hit disadvantaged groups, say leaders

Richard Adams, Education editor

08, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Queen’s speech set to include crackdown on unregulated schools
Proposals to include threat of jail and unlimited fines for proprietors who ignore safeguarding concerns

Richard Adams Education editor

06, May, 2022 @6:37 PM

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