• Starmer demands taskforce to close attainment gap

    A national taskforce run by an independent body like the children’s commissioner should be set up to plan a national strategy to close the attainment gap, Sir Keir Starmer has said. The Labour leader told the party’s “Connected” online conference this morning that the country needs “a national strategy with clear targets to close the

    10.09 Sep. 22nd, 2020 | News

  • Who is Kate Green? 8 facts about the shadow education secretary

    Kate Green has been appointed as the new shadow education secretary. The news was announced yesterday by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s office, and comes after Rebecca Long-Bailey was sacked on Thursday. Here is what we know about her.   She was born in Edinburgh in 1960. She is the first shadow education secretary to

    15.52 Jun. 28th, 2020 | News

  • Shadow education secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked

    The shadow education secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer. A spokesperson for Starmer said she had been “asked to step down” after sharing an article that “contained an antisemitic conspiracy theory”. Earlier today, Long-Bailey shared an interview with actor Maxine Peake in the Independent, in which Peake claimed that

    15.15 Jun. 25th, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: Test, track and trace system 'will be in place by June 1' says Boris Johnson

    The government’s test, track and trace system will be in place by June 1, Boris Johnson has said. Government scientists said yesterday that reopening schools was reliant on such a system being in place, following reports the scheme was delayed. Asked by opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer if the system would be in place by

    12.42 May. 20th, 2020 | News

  • Rebecca Long-Bailey appointed shadow education secretary

    Sir Keir Starmer has named his former leadership rival Rebecca Long-Bailey as shadow education secretary. Long-Bailey, the MP for Salford and Eccles, was previously the shadow business secretary, and came second in the Labour leadership contest. She succeeds Angela Rayner, her friend and flatmate, who won the deputy leadership election and is now the Labour

    14.43 Apr. 6th, 2020 | News

  • Angela Rayner elected deputy leader of the Labour party

    The shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has been elected deputy leader of the Labour Party, it has been announced. The MP for Ashton-under-Lyne will serve under new leader Sir Keir Starmer, whose election as leader was also announced today. She has also been appointed by Starmer as chair of the Labour Party, and is understood

    11.03 Apr. 4th, 2020 | News

  • Labour leadership Q&A: Sir Keir Starmer

    Less than a month remains until the end of the Labour leadership contest, with party members across the country currently voting on who they want to replace Jeremy Corbyn. We asked each of the three candidates the same six questions on education policy issues that have dominated Labour politics in recent years, to find out

    10.36 Mar. 13th, 2020 | News