If you missed it:
- The government’s call for evidence on greater oversight of children whose parents elect to educate them at home closes at 11:59 pm today – make your views known here.
- The Public Accounts committee published their Annual Report which criticised the Department for Education for its approach to saving and a lack of accountability – Schools Week covers the seven key findings.
Tuesday 3rd July
At 10 am the Education Committee hears from key figures who have been involved in reviews of and changes to the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) system. Among the witnesses will be Stephen Kingdom, who led on the 2014 reforms during his time at the Department for Education. He will be joined by Baroness Warnock and Brian Lamb who chaired previous reviews of the system.
Later, there will be an Estimates Day debate on the spending of the Department for Education.The Department for Education is one of the big four spending departments (the Resource Departmental Limit is £66.5 billion) which is dominated by grants to schools, making up around £50 billion of the budget. In addition, £4.9 billion goes on education standards and curriculum, with another £4 billion to the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Read a briefing of the debate here.
Wednesday 4th July
At 9:30 am there will be a Westminster Hall debate on Speech, language and communication support for children. The debate, sponsored by Rebecca Pow MP follows the Bercow: 10 years on review, the summary to which you can read here.