Damian Hinds

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Google and Facebook urged to crack down on fake health news

Google and Facebook urged to crack down on fake health news

Damian Hinds has said technology companies have a big responsibility to curb the spread of health misinformation on the internet.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Twelve Institutes of Technology created to ‘address skill needs’

Twelve Institutes of Technology created to ‘address skill needs’

Twelve Institutes of Technology created to ‘address skill needs’

The education secretary has set up 12 Institutes of Technology across the country to “address the skill needs of businesses”.

Damian Hinds says parents should be consulted over LGBT lessons

Damian Hinds: Parents should be consulted over LGBT lessons

Damian Hinds: Parents should be consulted over LGBT lessons

Headteachers have been told consultation does not mean parents have the right to veto parts of the new relationships and sex education curriculum.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Pencil

Compulsory register of home-schooled children proposed

Compulsory register of home-schooled children proposed

A register of all children not attending school is being put forward by the education secretary.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC political show Question Time has been criticised for airing a debate over whether it is "morally right" to teach children about LGBTQ+ "issues".

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

'No guarantees' on further Article 50 extensions

'No guarantees' on further Article 50 extensions

The education secretary has refused to guarantee the government will not seek further extensions to Article 50.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Letter from thousands of headteachers warn of ‘school funding crisis'

Letter from thousands of headteachers warns of ‘school funding crisis’

Letter from thousands of headteachers warns of ‘school funding crisis'

Thousands of headteachers are warning of a "school funding crisis" in a letter reportedly sent to millions of families in England.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Damian Hinds

New sex-ed guidelines will 'keep children safe'

New sex-ed guidelines will 'keep children safe'

The education secretary accepted there were “understandable and legitimate concerns” about sex and relationship education, but said new government guidelines will “keep children safe”.

Damian Hinds

Education secretary defends adding FGM to curriculum in sex-ed shake-up

Education secretary defends adding FGM to curriculum in sex-ed shake-up

Damian Hinds has defended a decision to add FGM to the curriculum, and revealed it has been 19 years since sex education guidance was last updated.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Protest

Schoolchildren set to stage walk out in climate change protest

Schoolchildren set to stage walk out in climate change protest

Thousands of children are expected to go on strike from school today as part of a global youth action over climate change.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Classroom

'Let's get more men in the classroom!' says education secretary

'Let's get more men in the classroom!' says education secretary

Damian Hinds has called for more men to become primary school teachers, with figures showing just 14 per cent of the nursery and primary school workforce is male.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New £50m funding for Grammar schools is a ‘scandal’, says Chair of Comprehensive Future

Grammar schools create ‘educational apartheid', says campaigner

Grammar schools create ‘educational apartheid', says campaigner

The government has announced a new £50m fund for 16 grammar schools in a bid to create 3,000 more grammar school places, but the chair of Comprehensive Future described it as a “scandal”.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Damian Hinds

Damian Hinds: MPs don't need to 'love every line' of Brexit deal

Damian Hinds: MPs don't need to 'love every line' of Brexit deal

The education secretary has called for MPs to think about the Brexit deal as "a package" if it goes through to Parliament, claiming they don't need to "love every line".

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Damian Hinds

MPs draw up a 'bucket list' for schoolchildren

Ministers develop a 'bucket list' for schoolchildren

Pupils will be encouraged to climb trees, knit, stargaze and learn to ride a horse in a new initiative being drawn up by MPs.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Watchdog tells education department of ‘serious concerns’ over ‘misleading’ data use

Watchdog tells education department of ‘serious concerns’ over ‘misleading’ data use

Watchdog tells education department of ‘serious concerns’ over ‘misleading’ data

The chairman of the UK Statistics Authority has told the Education Secretary he has “serious concerns” about his department’s use of statistics.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Damian Hinds

Damian Hinds MP: 'I see no reason why Britain should be second to anybody'

Damian Hinds MP: 'I see no reason why Britain should be second to anybody'

Education secretary Damian Hinds tells Julia Hartley-Brewer his hopes for Britain's education system after touring schools in Germany and Holland.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Damian Hinds: 'Technology could help support early development in children'

Damian Hinds: 'Technology could help support early development in children'

The Education Secretary has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that technology could have positive sides in a child's early development.