• Social mobility is about education for people of all ages

    Justine Greening may be gone, but her social mobility plan lives on. Ruth Spellman wants to see much more adult education. In December last year, Justine Greening released her plan to improve social mobility through education. With her exit from Cabinet this week, the sector is right to be concerned that further disruption will distract

    5.00 Jan. 14th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Cabinet reshuffle: Education secretary Justine Greening resigns

    The education secretary Justine Greening has quit government after being moved from her post in today’s cabinet reshuffle. She is understood to have made the decision after refusing a transfer over to the Department for Work and Pensions. Ms Greening hinted afterwards on Twitter that a dispute over social mobility, presumably with Prime Minister Theresa

    19.52 Jan. 8th, 2018 | News

  • Investigates: Are T-level plans in trouble?

    – Greening begs big business for help with “substantive” work placements, while DfE refuses to commit to original plan for 2019 launch    The education secretary has explained to FE Week how she’ll tackle the mammoth task of convincing huge numbers of employers to run three-month work placements for T-level learners. Justine Greening called on businesses

    22.46 Jul. 6th, 2017 | News

  • Halfon loses apprenticeships and skills ministerial role in reshuffle

    It is a change that will shock the FE sector. Apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon has this evening been told he will not return to his ministerial role, FE Week understands. Mr Halfon, who took up the role of Apprenticeships and Skills Minister from Nick Boles on July 17, 2016, is well known for his

    19.48 Jun. 12th, 2017 | News

  • Education secretary commits to focusing 'much more' on FE

    A firm commitment has been made by education secretary Justine Greening to “focus much more” on FE. She made the encouraging comments during a speech at an event in London today to celebrate the Education Endowment Foundation’s fifth anniversary. Ms Greening admitted that the government had “for a long time” focused mainly on improving academic

    17.09 Nov. 8th, 2016 | News

  • Greening tells conference Skills Plan will be 'big focus'

    A firm commitment to “transform” technical education was made by education secretary Justine Greening, in a Conservative Party Conference speech that stressed the government’s Skills Plan will be a “big focus” for her. She told delegates yesterday (Tuesday) there had been a “renaissance in apprenticeships” over the last six-and-a-half years, and she was now determined

    16.50 Oct. 5th, 2016 | News