• Williamson backs 'Rolls Royce-level' degree apprenticeships for teachers

    Gavin Williamson has backed the idea of a teaching apprenticeship for non-graduates, saying that the government should not limit talent. The new education secretary told Schools Week he believes that there are opportunities within the teaching profession to replicate the success of degree apprenticeship schemes run by firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Rolls Royce. I

    7.00 Sep. 27th, 2019 | CPC, News, Politics

  • Ministers to consider post-results university admissions

    The government will consider whether pupils should apply to university after receiving their A-level results, after the education secretary backed a review of university admissions. Gavin Williamson has today expressed his support for a review by the Office for Students, which seeks to clamp down on hard-sell tactics used by some institutions, as well as

    10.01 Sep. 16th, 2019 | News

  • New free school bids round leaves AP out in the cold

    The government’s latest free school wave does not allow applications for new alternative provision, despite a major pledge from ministers to encourage and prioritise them. Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, told The Times earlier this month that opening new schools for excluded pupils would be prioritised. And when the Department for Education this week launched

    17.00 Sep. 13th, 2019 | News

  • Meet the team: Your guide to the new DfE ministerial line-up

    The Department for Education’s new ministerial team is now complete. Boris Johnson has finished his reshuffle after becoming Conservative leader and prime minister. Here’s your handy guide to who’s who on the seventh floor of Sanctuary Buildings.   Gavin Williamson Education secretary The MP for South Staffordshire since 2010, Williamson previously served as Theresa May’s

    15.12 Jul. 30th, 2019 | News