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Education Ministers questioned on technology and school and college funding

29 March 2019

The Education Committee hears from Education Ministers Anne Milton MP and Nick Gibb MP, on challenges of new technology in the classroom, and funding disparities between different stages of education.


Wednesday 3rd April in Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 10am

  • Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills
  • Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards

Purpose of the session

On the fourth industrial revolution, the Committee is likely to ask how the Government is ensuring the school system and curriculum are preparing young people for the challenges brought about by the rise of new technology such as automation. Questions may also focus on the role of teachers and the National Retraining Scheme.

The school and college funding inquiry is examining what the Department's priorities should be for the next Spending Review period and the case for a long-term vision for education investment. The session with the Ministers could touch upon funding disparities between different stages of education as well as issues around the Pupil Premium and SEND funding and tackling disadvantage.

Further information

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