An All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is a group of parliamentarians, from all parties and from both Houses, formed to discuss a subject in which members have a common interest and enthusiasm.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education is co-chaired by Nic Dakin MP and Andrea Jenkyns MP and it aims to maintain a dialogue between the education sector and Parliament to support improvements to the education system. The Group has taken interest in the vast changes being introduced across the education sphere. In the last Parliament, the Group hosted Nick Gibb MP for a discussion of the usefulness of the term ‘coasting schools’, heard from Sir Michael Wilshaw, examined the effectiveness of STEM education and early years provision, and investigated the impact of the classroom environment on academic attainment.
The Group recently completed an inquiry into how well schools prepare children for their future careers, with a particular focus on readiness from the workforce. The Group received written evidence from a wide range of stakeholders from business and the education sphere and held three round table discussions on knowledge and skills; careers provision; and STEM education. The report was launched on 2 May. The final report can be found here and more information about the inquiry is available here.
This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the Group.