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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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Gavin Williamson MP and Ofsted give evidence in accountability hearings
Secretary of State Gavin Williamson and Ofsted’s Chief Inspector of Schools Amanda Spielman give evidence.
10 June 2021
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Experts give evidence on prison education
Education Committee to question charities, governors’ association and Open University on learning in custody
28 May 2021
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Prison education inquiry: Education Committee evidence session on employability, skills and training
The session will explore what is being done to help prisoners undertake education and training whilst in prison and move into jobs on release from custody
20 May 2021
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Education Committee to question Chair of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Dr Tony Sewell
Committee will question Dr Tony Sewell, Chair of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, as part of its inquiry into left-behind white pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds
13 May 2021
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Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan MP, questioned
Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan will face questions from MPs during an accountability session with the Education Committee.
12 May 2021
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Education Committee to question Ministers Nick Gibb MP and Baroness Berridge
Committee will question Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP and Minister for the School System Baroness Berridge during ministerial accountability session
28 April 2021
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Universities Minister Michelle Donelan MP to appear before Education Committee
Minister for Universities Michelle Donelan will face questions from MPs during an accountability hearing with the Education Committee.
22 April 2021
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Education Committee to question Dame Sally Coates in inquiry’s first oral evidence session
Committee to question Dame Sally Coates
16 April 2021
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Education Committee questions RSCs and National Schools Commissioner
Committee to question the National Schools Commissioner and Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) in a session examining the role and responsibilities of RSCs
8 April 2021
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Young people tell Committee impact of covid-19 on learning and wellbeing
The Education Committee held a session with children and young people to hear about their experiences of the covid-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on their futures.
31 March 2021
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Awarding of student grades: Committee writes to Secretary of State with concerns over the alternative arrangements for 2021
Committee writes to Gavin Williamson to raise concerns about the alternative arrangements being put in place for awarding grades this summer
25 March 2021
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Benefits of educating children at home examined
The Education Committee explores how children are supported in their learning in the home environment
19 March 2021
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Robert Halfon MP comments on postcode lottery of special educational needs provision
Education Committee Chair comments on a report from the Education Policy Institute on identifying pupils with special educational needs and disabilities
19 March 2021
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Children in care homes: Education Committee launches call for written evidence
The inquiry is examining issues around attainment and employment outcomes for young people in children’s homes
15 March 2021
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A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution: Education Committee publishes Government response to report
Committee publishes the Government response to its report on Adult skills and lifelong learning
12 March 2021
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Education Committee to question Government’s Youth Mental Health Ambassador Dr Alex George
Committee to question Dr Alex George on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on young people’s mental health
10 March 2021
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Awarding of student grades: Education Committee to question Nick Gibb and Ofqual
Minister for School Standards will take questions on the arrangements being put in place this summer to determine student grades
5 March 2021
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Education Committee to hold evidence sessions on i) Covid catch-up plans and ii) Awarding of student grades
Committee to hear from the Government’s new education recovery commissioner, and Ofqual and the School Standards Minister
25 February 2021
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Education Committee session on funding and financial management of schools
Committee to hold an evidence session examining the funding and financial management of schools
18 February 2021
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Children in care homes: Education Committee to launch new inquiry
Committee launch new inquiry on Children in care homes
18 February 2021
Total results 326 (page 1 of 17)