Nick Linford

  • Justine Greening announced as new education secretary

    Justine Greening is the new secretary of state for education, replacing Nicky Morgan who has served in the role for two years. Greening was tipped for the role by several news outlets after prime minister Theresa May was said to be seeking more women for top cabinet positions. She moves to the role from the

    11.53 Jul. 14th, 2016 | News

  • Justine Greening: 9 facts about the new education secretary

    Justine Greening has been announced as the new education secretary, in Theresa May’s first cabinet line-up. Here is what we know about her: 1. Born in 1969, Justine Greening is 47 years old. The average age of an education secretary is 50. 2. She was born and raised in Rotherham. The only other education secretary

    12.21 Jul. 14th, 2016 | News

  • Primary schools to receive £41m for Shanghai 'mastery' maths

    Over the next four years, half of all primary schools in England will receive a share of £41 million to support the introduction of whole-class maths teaching based on the south Asian ‘mastery’ model. The government expects an initial 700 teachers will be trained in the model, also known as ‘Shanghai maths’, and will then

    12.30 Jul. 12th, 2016 | News

  • Initial teacher training expert reports due today

    The government is to finally publish its much-delayed reports into initial teacher training and professional development. Three expert groups were commissioned last year to look closely at initial teacher training (ITT), following an initial review by Sir Andrew Carter. Originally expected to report much earlier in the year, the groups were tasked with looking at

    11.36 Jul. 12th, 2016 | News

  • KS2 SATs: Morgan warns scores are not 'comparable' to previous years

    The results of Key Stage 2 SATs, which will be published today, are not directly comparable to results from previous years, the education secretary Nicky Morgan has warned. Speaking to the BBC, Morgan warned that changes to the tests meant they were no longer “directly comparable” to scores from previous cohorts and rejected that any

    10.33 Jul. 5th, 2016 | News

  • Nicky Morgan: Children from EU should have right to remain

    The education secretary Nicky Morgan has said she believes all children born to EU national parents, but resident in the UK, should be guaranteed continued access to their education. The government has refused to ensure that EU nationals living within the UK will be able to remain if Article 50 – the mechanism for leaving

    16.47 Jul. 4th, 2016 | News

  • Festival of Education Supplement 2016

    Download our free souvenir supplement covering The Telegraph Festival of Education 2016.

    23.47 Jun. 30th, 2016 | Supplements

  • Schools minister Nick Gibb backs Gove and Johnson for leadership — NOT Nicky Morgan

    Schools minister Nick Gibb has publicly announced his support for Boris Johnson as the next Conservative party leader, thereby snubbing Nicky Morgan – the education secretary and his departmental boss – who this morning confirmed she is canvassing support for her own leadership bid. In a tweet he wrote: I'm backing Boris. Boris Johnson and

    13.31 Jun. 29th, 2016 | News

  • NUT delivers ultimatum to government over strike action

    The government must fund schools sufficiently, tell academies to observe national terms and conditions and promise “meaningful talks” to avoid strike action by teachers next week, the National Union of Teachers has said. In a letter to the education secretary Nicky Morgan, the union’s acting general secretary Kevin Courtney has expressed regret that next Tuesday’s

    15.39 Jun. 28th, 2016 | News

  • Nicky Morgan must run for Conservative leadership by noon on Thursday

    Schools will know by noon on Thursday if education secretary Nicky Morgan is to run for the leadership of the Conservative Party. A ruling today means all potential party leaders must be nominated by the midday Thursday deadline, giving the education secretary days to work out if she has enough support among colleagues. Uncertainty over

    15.21 Jun. 27th, 2016 | News

  • Pat Glass: 8 facts about the new shadow education secretary

    Pat Glass is the new shadow education secretary. Here are some of the things we know about her. 1. Her background is in education at a council and government level. She has been a senior official in local education authorities and advised both councils and governments. Her specialist area is special educational needs. 2. She has

    10.33 Jun. 27th, 2016 | News