About the APPG

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 chaired by Danny Kinahan MP and explores how maintaining a dialogue between the education sector and Parliament can support improvements in schools and colleges.

The Group has taken interest in the vast changes being introduced across the education sphere. Recent meetings have 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 is currently running 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 is due to be launched in early February.

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.

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Officers and Members

View the officers and members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education.

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Secretariat

The Secretariat of the APPG for Education is provided by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA).

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Meeting on the Financial Efficacy of MATs

On Thursday 12th January, the APPG for Education hosted Jason Gould from The Education Company, to present his research on the financial efficacy of Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs). Danny Kinahan MP opened the floor, and introduced Caroline Wright, Director General of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), who gave a brief background on the importance of …

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APPG for Education hosts third inquiry roundtable

On 22nd November 2016, the APPG for Education hosted the third and final discussion in a series of roundtable events as part of its inquiry in to how well British schools are preparing young people for their future careers. The roundtable focused on what is required to increase the uptake of Science, Technology, Engineering and …

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APPG for Education hosts second inquiry roundtable

On the 19th October, the APPG for Education hosted the second in a series of roundtable events as part of its inquiry in to how well British schools are preparing young people for their future careers. The roundtable focused on the availability, quality and effectiveness of current careers advice and guidance students receive from their …

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APPG for Education holds first inquiry roundtable

At the start of the summer, the APPG for Education launched an inquiry in to how well British schools are preparing young people for their future careers. The APPG began this process by collecting written evidence from parents, teachers, employers and academics and has since arranged round-table evidence sessions focusing on three key areas: where …

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