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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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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
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Ministers questioned on the educational underachievement of white pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds
The Education Committee examines the extent of the educational underperformance of disadvantaged white pupils
5 February 2021
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Committee endorse appointment of Chair of Office for Students
The Education Committee report on appointment of Lord Wharton of Yarm as Chair of Office for Students published
5 February 2021
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Pre-appointment hearing with candidate for Chair of the Office for Students
The Education Committee questions Lord Wharton of Yarm the Government’s preferred candidate
28 January 2021
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Early years provision and early intervention to be examined
The Education Committee continues its inquiry into left behind white pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds with an evidence session on 26 January.
22 January 2021
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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
Total results 335 (page 2 of 17)