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Education Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Education Committee scrutinises the work of the Department for Education, covering children’s social care, schools, colleges, the early years and higher education. The Committee also holds regular hearings with DfE’s arms-length bodies, including Ofsted, Ofqual and the Children’s Commissioner. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsEd

Committee news

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Education Committee scrutinises the science behind school closures
Education explores the scientific evidence behind the decision to close schools during the latest national lockdown
15 January 2021
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Education Committee to question Education Secretary Gavin Williamson
The session follows the Government's announcement to close all schools.
8 January 2021
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Education Committee announces two sessions
The Education Committee is holding a roundtable on access to further and higher education for working-class white pupils. The Committee will also hear from a Department for Education minister to consider the consequences of the lockdown on education and schools.
6 January 2021
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MPs call for adult skills revolution to foster new culture of lifelong learning
A community learning centre in every town, individual learning accounts and boosting part-time Higher Education and employer-led training should be at the centre of an adult education revolution to tackle social injustice and revitalise the country’s economy, the Education Committee has said.
18 December 2020
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Appointment Children’s Commissioner for England report published
The Education Committee has agreed that Dame Rachel de Souza is appointable to the post of Children’s Commissioner for England
17 December 2020
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Pre-appointment hearing with Government’s preferred candidate for Children’s Commissioner
The Education Committee holds a pre-appointment hearing with Dame Rachel de Souza
10 December 2020
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Committee to hold session on arrangements for exams and grading in summer 2021
Committee to hold an evidence session with Ofqual’s acting Chief Regulator and the Minister for School Standards
3 December 2020
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Committee to hold session on the effect of home environment on white working-class educational achievement
Committee to hold its fourth evidence session as part of its inquiry into the educational outcomes of white working-class pupils
27 November 2020
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Elective education key issues examined by Committee
The Education Committee will be holding an oral evidence session as part of its home education inquiry. The session will set out some of the key issues around elective home education.
20 November 2020
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Education Committee  launches prison education inquiry
The Education Committee examines to what degree adults in prison and younger learners in custody can access suitable education
19 November 2020
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Committee to hold roundtable on educational outcomes for white working-class pupils
Committee to hold a roundtable discussion with school leaders to explore the educational outcomes for white working-class pupils
13 November 2020
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Education Committee writes to Secretary of State on cancellation of summer exams and 2021 series
Education Committee writes to Secretary of State on cancellation of summer exams and 2021 series
11 November 2020
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Committee to hold accountability hearing with Ofsted
Committee is to hold an accountability hearing with Ofsted’s Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman
5 November 2020
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Impact of place on white working-class pupils and the importance of early years provision examined
Education Committee hears from experts about the impact of regional differences and whether where children live affects life chances
28 October 2020
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Committee to hold accountability hearing with School Standards Minister Nick Gibb MP
Committee question Minister of State for Education Nick Gibb MP
16 October 2020
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Committee to hold session on the educational outcomes for white working-class pupils
Committee to hold its first oral evidence session for the Committee’s inquiry into working class white pupils
9 October 2020
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Committee to hold accountability hearings with Children’s Commissioner and Universities Minister
Committee to hold accountability hearings with the Children’s Commissioner for England and the Minister for Universities
2 October 2020
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Education Committee launch home education inquiry
The Committee examines how home-educated children are being supported
30 September 2020
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Committee Chair Robert Halfon comments on Prime Minister’s speech on the Lifetime Skills Guarantee
Comments come in response to Prime Minister's speech outlining greater access to education and skills training, irrespective of age, in light of the impact of Covid-19 and technological changes on the economy
29 September 2020
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Education Committee questions Skills Minister Gillian Keegan on adult skills and lifelong learning
The Education Committee questions Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships, Gillian Keegan MP
25 September 2020
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