The Department for Education has been urged to add the Highway Code to the post-16 curriculum, to improve knowledge among new drivers and reduce road casualty rates.

The University of Derby is being supported by the Department for Education (DfE) to help increase the supply of trainee teachers to schools with poor recruitment and retention in the Midlands. 

Funding from the DfE will be used to support a new initial teacher training pilot initiative, led by the Institute of Education at the University, which aims to improve the supply of newly qualified teachers to schools in challenging areas, promote career progression, and remove obstacles to social mobility.  

Over 50 headteachers and subject experts have gathered in Manchester to discuss the importance of PSHE education in England.

Hosted by Headway, a social enterprise which provides teachers and pupils with the most up-to-date teaching materials possible, the PSHE Discovery Conference brought together sector leaders to explore creative and innovative approaches to PSHE. It also looked at preparations for statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in secondary schools and relationships education in primary schools.

NASBTT has responded to the Department for Education (DFE) consultation on Strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Improving Career Progression for Teachers. 
 
The objective of the consultation, which closes on 9th March, is around supporting teachers and ensuring the right structures are in place at the beginning of a teacher’s career, improving access to high-quality professional development and improving progression opportunities for all teachers throughout their careers.  
 

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Wednesday 12 April 2017

Thousands of schools places will be created after plans for more than 100 new free schools are given the green light. 

Plans for 131 new schools have been approved by the Department for Education today, creating more than 69,000 school places up and down the country. 

The majority of these schools (111) will become free schools, which can be run by parents, community or faith groups. 

A large proportion of these schools will be based in the East (18) and South East of England (27), with the fewest in the North West (5) and the North East (2) of the country. 

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Wednesday 15 March 2017

Some of the nation's leading training providers have been highlighted in a new register published by the Department for Education and the Skills Funding Agency. 

This register was created to enable people to find out more about different apprenticeships schemes and ensure they are receiving training with a top-quality provider. 

It also means that the trainers who are providing the courses tailor teaching to the needs of the apprentices and the requirements of the business they work in. 

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Monday 06 March 2017

Today marks the start of the 10th annual National Apprenticeship Week. 

Schools, colleges and businesses across the nation are joining forces this week to celebrate the wealth of opportunities facing young people leaving school. 

The week got off to a roaring start with a special event held at Barclays Bank on Canary Wharf, where education secretary Justine Greening addressed an audience of 100 employers and apprentices. 

In her speech, Ms Greening praised the lifelong benefits of apprenticeships, calling them a "gold-standard route into a great career".

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Thursday 02 March 2017

A new government announcement has outlined that all English secondary schools will have to teach sex and relationships education. 

Education secretary Justine Greening made the announcement yesterday to make amendments to the Children and Social Work Bill to make lessons compulsory in all English secondary schools. 

The amendments also enable the government to make regulations requiring PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education) to be taught in all primary, secondary, maintained and academy schools in England. 

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